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Loose Temp Wire

Postby jtubb » 2015-Mar-Tue-15-Mar

So I noticed my Temp Sensor Wire came loose or broke loose from the connector.(see picture) What is the best solution? Replace the whole connection, splice the wire back in, do I need to replace the whole sensor? What should I do?

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Re: Loose Temp Wire

Postby evanalmighty » 2015-Mar-Tue-15-Mar

I cut off the connector (both ends) and crimped the wires together permanently.
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Re: Loose Temp Wire

Postby RetireeJay » 2015-Mar-Tue-16-Mar

evanalmighty wrote:I cut off the connector (both ends) and crimped the wires together permanently.


That's OK if you never need to remove your hot end for cleaning, or swapping it out with a replacement / upgrade. There's a sticky thread with all kinds of info on connectors, including the one used here viewtopic.php?f=21&t=4567. It looks like your wire broke right at the end of the insulation, so when you install a new connector (or actually just the connector metal part; you can re-use the plastic shell) you'll have to strip a little of the wire to make contact. This is a solid wire, so make sure that it does not get flexed routinely by motion of the printhead or it will break again. The metal part in this half of the connector is the "female" part.
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