Leaky Heater

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Due to poor machining the thermistor hole was placed too close to the material feeding tube causing a breach which can allow for your printing material to leak.

A fair amount of information has been posted about this issue both on the Google+ Community and the RigidBot Kickstarter updates.

See here for more information and for images that will help you determine if the breach is your issue.


Possible Solutions[edit]

Users have posted some resolutions if you have received a rigidbot with a heaterblock that leaks

  1. Invent-A-Part has recognized the issue and is creating new heating blocks. If you have received a leaky heater block you can request a replacement from IAP, however, the lead time may be up to 6 weeks.
    1. Create a support ticket at http://iap.supportsystem.com/
    2. For more information see [Kickstarter Update #57]
  2. Some users have found wrapping the thermistor with teflon tape will seal the hole enough to stop leaks
  3. Others have found putting a M3 screw in the opposite side of the hole stops the leaks
  4. If you have access to cnc mill you can make your own replacement part using the [Replacement Heating Block] file created by a RigidBot user
  5. Ensure that the nozzle is properly tightened and has not come loose.