Extruder nozzle has sheered in the block
As the title says - the originally nozzle which was fitted in the factory has snapped.
I've been trying to fix issues I've had with print quality and decided to replace the nozzle in case blockages were causing problems. When I went to unscrew the nozzle, it snapped inside the block and I'm unable to remove it. I believe it was already damaged, as I used very little force to achieve this.
Unless anyone has a tactic for removing the broken part from the block, I assume I'll need a new component?
yep that sure is the exact link I posted yesterday
Oh, btw, did you try taking out the nozzle with the hotend at temperatures, or did you do it cold? The Creality videos seem to all do it cold, but I'd be worried about trying that, never swapped nozzles on a hotend cold on any other printer.
Yeah If the assembly used more standard components it'd actually be very modular, and be easy to find replacements for, but as-is the "modular" thing is misleading at best for now, since you basically can only get the parts from Creality.
I'm sure manufacturers will start making compatible components eventually.
But honestly I'm looking to replace the hotend with something more standard ASAP, so I'm not at the mercy of Creality for future maintenance. Already ordered the BTT drop-in replacement motherboard and a new LCD, and have a replacement filament runout sensor and extruder standing by for a spare moment to swap them in, so the hotend parts and glass bed are now the only things that are reliant on Creality parts.
@shinmai thanks for getting back to me! I'll shop around some more for a reseller that has stock. It's a shame really, I only need to replace the part pictured in my post but nobody seems to sell below the assembly level.
I don't suppose that would fit a CR-6 SE would it
It would not, the CR-6 has a completely different heatsink, heatbreak and heater block design from other Creality products and other manufacturers, unfortunately, making finding spares and replacements a PitA.
You should be able to find hotends in stock at re-sellers, though. I've seen them in stock on at least AliExpress and 3DJake, but if those are inconvenient, they should be in stock elsewhere, too.
Additionally, looks like I can only buy the kit here:
The CR-X series is sold out. It seems all that is in stock is the ender-5 component. I don't suppose that would fit a CR-6 SE would it?