Recently the extruder on my XYZ Davinci 1.0 printer stopped extruding. It was making a clicking sound while attempting to load additional filament. I took it off of the transport carriage and discovered a piece of filament lodged in the extruder barrel. I then heated the element and removed the piece of filament.
Unfortunately, while doing this I managed to break off one of the connections to the extruder. (A common problem I understand) It is encased in silicone and a heat resistant insulation. The break is close to the extruder so I know it will be hot, possibly up to 260 deg C. It will also be difficult to reconnect I suspect.
I think 60/40 solder melts at 188 deg c, so that is not an option to solder the wire back on. The extruder is capable of 260 deg C and normal extrusion for ABS is over 210 deg c.
I can buy a replacement element for about $4.50 but I wanted to inquire if there is another solution to solder or connect the part. (While I wait on the replacement)
I’ve attached a picture of the the broken one and the replacement parts. It is