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  1. Yea thats probably it. It was advertised at .4mm so thats what I plugged in. Oh well, not y problem anymore! hahah! So, what would be the reason for switching to a smaller nozzle size? Bette print quality? Or to achieve lower micron resolution?
  2. These things look IDENTICAL, check them out! I ordered these two and im returning them. To the left is the one I used which produced all the issues. And to the right is the extra one I ordered as a future replacement part. The look like the real thing, and even fit perfectly. I thing the issue was in the hole of the nozzle. I dint bother to play around and see what is was. I just wanted to enjoy my printer for once.
  3. Here are some shots.. Things would get better than worse.. The one to the left was the last print I did until I swapped them back. The one on the right was literally after I put on the old nozzle! Basically some layers would load way up and spill out, and some would miss out. So a lot of back and forth on the issues, but everything cleared up after. But yea, extra parts are always a good idea and never skimping out again.
  4. Are there any reputable websites where I can buy AUTHENTIC Ultiaker parts? I just bought a .4mm nozzle from amazon and turned out to be complete junk! Spend 8 hours and a lot of filament to figure it out. Link: (DO NOT BUY!!!) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I508ZTA/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Im looking for parts which need replacement once a while, like the nozzle or parts on the hot end. I dont mind paying a higher price if it means higher quality parts that dont cause me days of work and headaches. I just want to enjoy my printer for once, so can anyone share some info here?? Thanks!
  5. I got a shimmy to stick in there so the nut would not move... The problem did not go away :/ Im thinking i have extruder issues or possibly something in the hot end. Because, something it goes a full 2-3 layers without extruding very well and it comes out lumpy. so not sure whats goig on..
  6. There was a lot of wiggling on the bowden tube at the extruder, so I took it out, wrapped tape around it and put it back in. It stopped wiggling all over and now its working.. not sure why but the issue is fixed. But its causing problems with prints. check out my other thread.
  7. Ok.. so got over some issues of my extruder skipping, and now this! (In order of when they were made, from left first to right last) I installed a new nozzle, would this be whats causing the issue? I had black filament in there last week, which burned up causing clogs, so I ended up returning it and replacing the nozzle and switching back to white. Dond mind the black mark on the first part, it was me marking it with a marker. But the other do have some dark spots. Im thinking it needs to cycle more filament?? Here are the setting for my UM1: The part is 25mmx20mmx4mm with a fillet on the front 2 corners. Just a test part.. Should I be changing something up?? How do my setting look? I am printing another part, should be done in about 20 mins.
  8. Problem solves, the solution was tightening up the gey nut that holds the hose above the extruder. I used some blue tape to hold it tighter. Looks like there was too much play.
  9. Im getting this popping sound around the read of the machine. RIGHT after it happens, the motor keeps turning but the filament stops feeding. There is no issue with the motor, and the screw is tightened plenty. I can manually turn the gear and it moves the filament back and forth with no issue. The prints are fine for the first 3-4 layers then thats when the pop happens and it stops feeding filament. I have a new nozzle too, works just fine. The machine is a UM1, with the V2 extruder. Filament: PLA 2.85mm temp: 220 speed: 100%
  10. UPDATE: I swapped back to some filament I originally had from Proto Paradigm.. All the issues went away!!! Looks like im going to be returning this PLA I got from Amazon, and I just bought 2 new spools from PP. :mrgreen:
  11. Would doing a 1.75mm conversion, and having access to better quality filament solve this? I just need to change over the Bowden tube correct? Or do I have to swap the head aswell?
  12. OK, would you consider .15mm a big variation?? I bought this off amazon, seemed like some people had good luck with it and some others dint. Where should I be buying filament from? Im tired of dealing with problems like this..
  13. I recently switched over to a new filament. It worked well for a few prints and im not sure if the new filament is the problem? Here is the problem im having: The order is set counter clockwise. Top right was the first time having the issue, and as you can see the problem is getting worse and now I can only go a few layer before it starts doing it. Additional info: Filament thickness: ( PLA Black )2.85-3.00mm Temp: 224
  14. I just bought my first 3d printer and it happened to be an original Ultimaker! This thing is AWESOME! I and have been printing a lot! I've been doing some reading and I see theres an argument about cooling and not cooling the stepper motors. I wanted, as a project to add four 40mm fans (1 fan to each stepper motor). Can I tap into existing power form the ultimaker? Or should I be adding an additional power supply? Also, I wanted to add some led lights so I can see whats going on since my room is generally dark. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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