Felix 3.0 Extruder clog

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falconisimator
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Felix 3.0 Extruder clog

Post by falconisimator »

I've had a good experience with the dual extruder 3.0 so far but now both hotends are clogged. I have a chunk of ABS filament stuck in one from when the fan stopped working for a while and a pla clog in the nozzle of the other.

What do you guys use to solve these problems? I can't manage to get the pla clog out and the ABS filament is extremely difficult to remove. I tried swapping the nozzles but they ended up not going in straight like they were cross threaded.

The printers should really come with tools for dealing with clogs. The only thing I could find quickly that would fit in the nozzle was a steel brush with a thickness of .3mm.

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Post by seaton »

I found quickest way is to disassemble and remove the plug
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Post by falconisimator »

How do you remove it from such a small space?

I feel like I have to have it heated to do anything on it.

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Post by seaton »

you will need to have it heated at temperature for the filament type to disassemble, i.e. PLA or ABS temp.

Carefully so you don't burn yourself, take the hot end out while heated, then unscrew the bottom peak from the top, usually theres a plug of filament where its blocked in the peak area, it's cause has been document elsewhere in the forum.
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Post by falconisimator »

ah, I didn't think to take that part out, I only took the nozzle out should have realized that I could disassemble it further when I loosened it by accident.

Any advice for the nozzle clog though? I still haven't had any luck getting it fixed.

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Post by Hugues »

I clean mine with a small copper wire you find in electrical wires, heating up the hot end.

This part is the weakest of the Felix design. How many hours were lost on jams like this.
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falconisimator
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Post by falconisimator »

Really all consumer printers have these problems. I've probably lost something like 70 hours of printing I would have been doing to these two clogs.

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Post by undergroundsurf »

I'm wrapping a little pice of a non abrassive wipes (pecpad) around the filament entering at the print head. Use a cable tie to keep it in place. This removes all kind of dust, little particles and droped down blockages to a intervall around 250h of printing. I clean my nozzle by pushing a 0.35mm drill into the nozzle where i turn it a bit by hand. That't normally enought to get it cleaned.

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Post by andrewsi »

Ok, so I've been printing pretty frequently for about 5 months with a v3 printer now, and have yet to encounter a single jam that required disassembly of the hot end. I've certainly had issues with needing to monkey with the right temp for different filament, or with tension changing from time to time at the bearing (another weak point of the Félix design I think), but the innards of the extruder have been no problem at all. I have consistently used the felt cleaners provided with the printer to keep dust out, and also I've only printed in PLA, not ABS, so perhaps those are contributors to the lack of issues I seem to have been lucky enough not to have so far.
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Post by jjlink »

I have had the peak clog to where only a small stream gets through. It would be nice to have some extra peaks so I can just swap a spare and clean the clogged on later. However in the U.S. they are in short supply and cost twice as much for the Felix peaks than they do from other venders.

Does anyone know if the E3D peak will fit the Felix hot-end?
http://www.printedsolid.com/shop/e3d/v6nozzle/
http://www.filastruder.com/collections/ ... -nozzle-v6

I did try this nozzle cleaning tip but it did not help:
http://bukobot.com/nozzle-cleaning
Felix 3.0 with E3D Dual direct drive extruder conversion. (http://forum.felixprinters.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1630)
Software: simplify3d

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