Noob installing filament needs help.

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btron
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Noob installing filament needs help.

Post by btron »

i just cant find the how to install the filament for the 1st time manual.

do i have to unscrew the fan?? and unscrew the other things?? then how to i tension filament??

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GOORRRRRR NOOB STRESS im so close to print :DD

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Post by seaton »

Make sure you have the Repieter host talking to your printer

From the Repieter host turn on your extruder heater to say 185Deg.

When it's reached that temperature use the extruder control to feed in the filament until it starts coming out the hot end.

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Post by satoer »

I just push it in with a little force. make sure the motors are unpowered. (the "stop motor" button in repetier host)
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Post by Saamec »

You can just Unscrew the bolt tensioner roller clamping plastic to the shaft of the motor. Then push the plastic, can be as hot in the extruder and cold, and then screw the bolt to a certain efforts. I sometimes do so happens, especially when put a new coil. Diameter plastic is always different, therefore setting the plastic itself be))))))

btron
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Post by btron »

thx guys. the answer was so easy... feel like suck a fail noob.... i now know what screw i need to use to install the filament. note: its not any of the screws in my photo : DDDDDDD

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Post by aldaleze »

Sorry guys, but I am just at the same point btron was at the beginning of this post. I have followed all the steps you mentioned but I cannot make the extruder work. I don´t know why the extruder is connected for default in the Repetier software, but the motor the extruder is somehow blocked. I tried connecting the motor to another axis and it works properly. So I don´t really know what to do in order to get the filament pushed by the extruder wheel. Can anybody help me, please?

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Post by satoer »

The extruder controls are located over here in Repetier host:
extruderlocation.jpg
:!: BUT: This will only work if the hot-end temperature is above 170 degrees. The extruder prohibits cold extrusion (see the info log).
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