Filament Feeding Problem

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Filament Feeding Problem

Postby Vulchikova » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 pm

Gents, I have just used my R-Max quite a bit over the last few days and its worked flawlessly... until now. The machine is now suddenly having a problem feeding the filament. It makes a clicking sound at the EZR Struder. The prints turn out horrible for obvious reasons. I have taken apart my hotend and made sure everything was clean and without occlusions and did the same for the EZR Struder. I removed the tubing and checked it to make sure there are no bends or kinks. Everything appears mechanically ok, so I then started thinking that perhaps my filament has too much of a bend, so I tested a print with new filament. Same problem.

I need ideas.

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Re: Filament Feeding Problem

Postby geneb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am

Possible causes are printing too fast for the extruder temp, extruder temp too cold, jammed hot end. Google "cold pull pla" for instructions on how to clear typical filament jams.

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Re: Filament Feeding Problem

Postby Vulchikova » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:37 pm

Good info. Like I said, I have been printing for several days now. The only thing that changed is that I installed a new hot end. I will play with the temps and see if that helps at all. The PLA is exactly the same (same spool) that I just printed about 200 meters of.

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Re: Filament Feeding Problem

Postby Mac The Knife » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:13 pm

A new hotend? And after you installed a new hotend you started to have a problem?
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Re: Filament Feeding Problem

Postby geneb » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:30 pm

That's like saying, "My car runs like crap! The mileage is horrible and it rattles! The only thing I changed was the engine..."

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Re: Filament Feeding Problem

Postby rootboy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 pm

You didn't happen to change the nozzle size with the new hotend and not update your settings?


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