The third post in a row about my extruder breaking, not a good start to the year!
Now that I am making solid test shapes rather than hollow ones the extruder is working a lot harder and all it seems to do is break down. The drive cable started to disintegrate this afternoon, I could hear the strands breaking :-
It was still limping on however when this happened :-
The brass nozzle started to come out of the PTFE heat barrier. This was ironic because it was only yesterday that I said I had not had this problem in a forum discussion. Others have had it happen and the collective wisdom is to use a pipe clip round the end of the PTFE to secure it.
And the JB Weld which insulates the heater wire has turned to dust :-
So some rebuilding to do!