This article will give instruction on replacing the barrel of the V4 hotend.
- Time - 10-15 minutes
- V4 Hotend
- New V4 hotend Barrel
- M6 nut
- Two adjustable wrenches (torque wrench if possible)
- New unused nozzle.
- Small hammer
Before You Begin:
- Follow all instructions listed in the V4 hotend removal guide.
- Follow all instructions listed in the Removing and Installing the V4 nozzle guide.
First, you will need to remove the broken barrel from the heater block. Use the hammer to tap the threaded end and of barrel up and out of the heater block.
Next, insert the new barrel into the top of the heater block. Thread the M6 nut onto the end of the barrel and tighten the nut until the barrel is correctly installed.
If possible, chuck the heater block up in a vise. Not too tightly, as it is aluminum.
The barrel on the left is tightened to far. The barrel on the right is correct.
Remove the nut and install a new nozzle on the barrel using the instruction in the Removing and Installing the V4 nozzle guide.