I have problems with my extruder driver/hot end. The filament slips / stops a lot, which I have to resolve by pushing the filament by hand. But I have been doing this for almost 3 years and I am thinking there must be a better way. :-)
I bought the extruder drive upgrade and the hot end isolator coupler, hoping to get a more reliable feeding mechanism. but I am still sitting here manually supporting the feeder mechanism.
Does good / reliable feeders exist? Or is manual feeding the default case by everyone?
Did someone try 2 extruders after each other on one filament, since I am considering this option to get reliability?
Any thoughts or solutions for the feeder mechanism are welcome
Machine: Ultimaker Original
Problem: After having cleaned the nozzle, the filament starts to go in and extrude really easy, after a few cm of extrusion, extrusion pressure must becomes very high to still extrude => slipping feeder mechanism. => Me pushing the filament by hand