There are several ways to deal with it, depending on where it’s stuck, and how badly it’s stuck. And
yes, it’s a clog. Think of it as serious as having a flat tire on your car. Got to fix it, but it’s not the
worst thing that can happen.
Google ‘clear 3d clog filament’ and you will find any number of suggestions. If you have enough
slack, the Atomic Pull is the usual remedy. Heat the hot end up ten to fifteen degrees hotter
than you normally run, then try pushing the filament through and pulling it back out. Don’t
keep the temp up that high for long, just long enough to reach it. You don’t want to cook
Once you have it cleared, suggest you buy one or more replacement nozzles and
heat breaks. You can get them cheap on Amazon, under ten or twenty dollars, total.
Also, look at swapping the hot end fan from a 30mm to a 40mm. It’s an easy change,
and it reduced my clogs to almost nil. I just had my first bad clog in four months
of heavy printing. That was when I swapped out my fan and also installed an E3D
clone all metal hot end. I don’t know which is more important, but I suspect the
larger fan is the main reason thing are running more smoothly.
Finally, as I suggest to anyone who has acquired a Monoprice Mini - join the
Facebook group. There are over 8k users and tons of helpful information and