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I was having bed leveling issues, so I wanted to make sure I had my x axis level. I moved the z axis right to the top so it would align itself. But in the process, I must have ripped the cable clean off the heater cartridge.

Anyway, now I have no way to get it hot and the screw that clamps the heater block around the cartridge won't move. Why do they get stuck like that? I don't think I over tightened it. I used a screwdriver bit set not an allen key, so I don't think I had so much leverage that I over tightened it.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you heat it up with a soldering iron? (use a solder blob to create good thermal transfer) $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 11:19

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If you have a hot air tool you can use it instead. I set it to 450 and 100 air speed. It took around a minute or so to get it hot enough. A soldering iron may work but it'll be slower. I haven't tried a heat gun but I would imagine it'll work.

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