Troubleshooting Hot End Issues: How to Replace Hot End of Anycubic Kobra 2

Can the hot end of Anycubic Kobra 2 be replaced? As one of the parts that may wear out in FDM printers, the hot end can be replaced. The hot end is located in the print head, which together with the equipped direct extruder, heating element and nozzle make up the print head of Anycubic Kobra 2. While the printer is running, the hot end is responsible for melting and filaments, which are extruded from the nozzle and deposited precisely to create the 3D print layer by layer.

To ensure the normal work of the hot end is very important for the printing performance and printing quality of the machine.  When the hot end of the printer is worn out or malfunctions, replacing the hot end with a new one can effectively avoid some failures, such as frequent clogging, poor layer adhesion, etc. Below are the detailed steps to replace the hot end of Anycubic Kobra 2.


How to Replace Hot End of Anycubic Kobra 2

The filament need to be removed before replacing the print head. Please turn off the power of the printer and unplug the power plug, and replace the print head after it has cooled down completely.


Step 1: Use an M2.5 hex key to remove the two screws on the housing. Unplug the wiring plug of the print head cooling fan, and take off the casing. Unplug the wiring plug that connects to print head.


Step 2: Use the M2.0 hex key to loosen the screw that fixes the print head. Replace the print head, please ensure that the print head is at its highest position. 


Step 3: Use the M2.0 hex key to secure the two screws of the print head. Connect the print head connects plug it in. Connect back the wiring plug of the print head cooling fan. 


Step 4: Install the print head housing. Use the M2.5 hex key to install the fixing housing screws. After that, please leveling your kobra 2.


In Conclusion

Knowing how to replace the hot end of your FDM printer is a practical skill that helps the printer troubleshoot problems and keep it in good working order and print quality. Of course, maintaining and calibrating the machine regularly, and using high-quality filaments, can prevent common hot-end problems, prolong the life of parts, help the machine run normally, and provide a smooth user printing experience.

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