How do I get a replacement PTFE tube to fit inside my nozzle?

  • I have been getting clogs and believe that it may be due to a damaged PTFE tube inside my hot end. I have a replacement (it came with my printer), but I can't seem to fit the tube into the nozzle.

    I also tried to turn the original PTFE tube around, and I can't get the other end to fit into the nozzle either.

    Is there a trick to it?

    pictures would be helpful.

    Please add some more details to this question, such as what nozzle/hotend you have, and what PTFE tube you are trying to use as a replacement (which printer did it come with? what is the diameter?). For now, I am voting to close this question as "unclear what you're asking". Even though you have provided a self-answer, that self-answer isn't useful to anyone without the question being clearly specified.

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  • Gdalya

    Gdalya Correct answer

    5 years ago

    In the end, I was able to get the tube in the nozzle.

    It took a lot of patience, and it seems to help if the nozzle is warm as well.

    If the nozzle (or throat) is warm, then it will have expanded, thus making it easier, in the same way if one warms a pickle jar lid, it will come off much easier.

    Neither this nor the original question contain any quantifiable information

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