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I think CodeWraith is right - I'd have heated it to the PLA temp (which for mine is 200C) and push the broken bit through.

Then in theory to swap types you heat it to the PLA temp, pull the filament back out, and then feed ABS at the higher temperature and run enough through to make sure you have cleared the head.

If you've overcooked the PLA and it won't clear by heating to around 200C and pushing with PLA, then it's probably better to replace the nozzle - you can buy them on Fleabay for around £1.50 - the hole diameter needs to be pretty accurate and unscratched to give to decent prints. YouTube has loads of videos on replacing them - just watch your fingers as you need to heat it before removal!

Be aware the ABS needs to be well ventilated - the "S" stands for "Styrene" so it gives of nasty fumes when heated: Should You Worry About 3D Printer Fumes? – io3dprint.com[^]

My printer comes with a spare hotend, so I'm very tempted to keep one for PLA and the other for ABS! The only fun with that is that I suspect that will mean re-levelling the bed every time I change the hotend and that's a PITA ... I ended up using my DTI and a big clamp last time!
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