FILAMENT DOESN'T GO OUT OF THE HEAD - why?

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Maciek
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FILAMENT DOESN'T GO OUT OF THE HEAD - why?

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FILAMENT DOESN'T GO OUT OF THE HEAD - why?

JUST GOT THE FELIX 1.5 WHICH IS COOL but filament just doesn't go out of the head. How to fix it? and what should I fix?

Kjetilei
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Post by Kjetilei »

Are you able to get it to extrude if you push the filament by hand?
What temperature are you using?
Did the temperature when "cold" display your room temperature?
Do you know if it is PLA or ABS (is it the filament Guillaume supplies with the printer?)

Maciek
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Post by Maciek »

I can't push the filament by hand.
As long as I didn't get any filament in the box, I used http://www.amazon.com/Cherry-LAYWOO-D3- ... B00BDSGZA2 this one with a temperature between 190-220°C, I also tryed with a Nylon one with 240°C.
The temperature cold is nearly my room temperature - 4°C lower.

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Post by satoer »

When you try to extrude by hand, did you disable the motor in the manual control tab in Repetier Host?
Does the fillament melt if you press a piece of it directly on the extruder nozzle from the outside? You've chosen some of the more "experimental" types of fillament. Nylon and wood are not the recommended type of filament. Maybe this fillament clogged up the nozzle immediately. If so, try to clean it with a piece of metal guitar string while hot. Does the cooler blowing the fillament inlet blowing?

Are you sure there isn't any fillament in the kit? There should be 5 meter of basic PLA .
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Maciek
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Post by Maciek »

Well I didn't got any material with the printer, still waiting for the shipment of the calssic PLA which should be today,
I didn't disable the motor, and I was of afraid of damaging it so i didn;t push harda at all, I'll try this THANKS a lot.
`i'll try to clean the head to. The extruder seams to work OK as long it melts the filament when i touch it from outside.

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Post by Maciek »

and where can I disable the motor in Repentier Host? cant find it.

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My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
Led bar upgrade for your Felix

Maciek
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Post by Maciek »

tnx

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Post by Maciek »

hey! trick with a guitar string worked! The head was stucked. I'll wait till the PLA comes (tommorow i hope) to try a print. Thanks a lot.

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