How to Solve Hot End Filament Leak Problem for Anet ET4 3D Printer
Cause of Hot End Filament Leak While 3D Printing
If hot end filament leak happens, it’s usually caused by loose heat break (hot end throat) installation into the heat block. There is a tiny gap between the throat and the heat block. Thus the melted filament leaks from the gap.
Properly Install Hot End Kit for Your Printer
When filament leak happens, let’s go below procedures to reinstall hot end kit properly for your Anet ET4 3D printer or some other models of desktop FDM 3D printer with similar designs.
Preheat the nozzle and then power off the printer.
Quick remove filament residue from the heat block while it’s still hot (hot filament is soft and easy to remove).
- Be careful with the hot parts to prevent hand burns while doing this.
- Must do to prevent wrench from sliding over the screws while unscrew them.
Take out the hot end kit from the printer.
Disassemble the hot end kit with screw drivers.
Hot end includes nozzle, heat break (throat) and heat block.
Insert the heat break (hot end throat) into the heat block and screw it thoroughly tight into the block.
Install the nozzle back into the heat block and tighten it with a wrench.
Reinstall the whole heat assembly back onto the extruder kit.
That’s all the procedures for properly reinstall hot end assembly when hot end filament leak happens on Anet ET4, ET5 or any other type of desktop FDM 3D printers. The most crucial thing is to reinstall the heat break (or hot end throat) first, and make sure it’s thoroughly inserted into the heat block and there is no gap left between the throat and the heat block.