|Kossel Mini in progress|
The old dead heating block was covered with years of melted plastic and seemed overdue for a replacement. I cut and stripped the wires on both sides and used butt connectors to attach the new heater block:
After the reassembly of the newly revitalized hotend, I took the RXL for a test drive and printed a couple of Bauhaus chess pieces for a friend with a growing set. The end to this story is a happy one.