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  1. All good now. I fixed the tensioner preset, cleaned the printer heads, and dried the filament for 4 hours at 45C and I got a good 16 hour print with PLA and PVA.
  2. I spoke to Support. I am going to trying drying the PVC PVA and fix the tension issue I said in my other post.
  3. OK, thanks. That is what I thought. It came like this, so someone at the factory installed this incorrectly.
  4. My Ultimaker S3 has been printing great for months now. I did several prints last week without issue. Yesterday, one of the prints automatically paused with the printer reporting that filament was not flowing. I restarted the print a few times with different filaments, but I kept getting the error. This morning, I cleaned out the feeders and did hot and cold cleaning pulls on both print heads. I was hoping that would resolve the issue, but, unfortunately, it did not: my first print after the cleaning got the same error. I turned off the Flow Sensor in Settings and resumed the pri
  5. I was watching a video that said the default position for the tension setting on the S5 printer is in the middle of cutout. I have the S3. I assume this is the same. Is that true? Either way, my S3 has the screw above, not inside the box. Is that correct? I cannot seem to get the tension position to move by adjusting the screw. I took the cover off to see that is going on, but I was afraid I might break something. Any ideas?
  6. I am running some tests on my new Ultimaker S3 and comparing it to similar prints on my Prusa i3 MK3S, but the filaments are not the same, so it is a bit apples-to-oranges. When I run a tolerance test with default Ultimaker Cura settings for "Generic Tough PLA" (I am feeding the filament from a PolyBox), anything under 0.4mm tolerances stick together whereas my Prusa with Prusa PLA White goes all the way down to 0.15mm but with some friction. Anything above that, however, is loose. Any ideas? The print quality, however, is better on the Utlimaker, in general
  7. Hello and Thanks for the response. Since it took a couple of days for the post to get moderated (it was the weekend), I ended up reaching out to the North American support desk through chat yesterday and they were super helpful. All issues are resolved. For the main issue, the camera, the wire apparently jiggled lose during shipping, so I had to remove it and put it back. That seemed to un-jiggle it. I got the Wifi setup through another computer as my desktop would no longer see the SSID. I don't know why, that was the solution. On the clogged print head, I
  8. Brand new Ultimaker S3. Upgraded to the latest firmware (5.3.10). Printing its first Print. Setup was REALLY ROUGH. I spent $4K on this so I would not have to continually tinker with a 3D Printer like I do with my Prusa i3 MK3, but below are the issues I encountered. The one that is blocking for me is that I do not see anything through the camera in either Cura Monitor or the Web Manager. In the web I get a totally black rectangle. In Cura, when I click the button, I seem to get a faint lightbox over the app window but no video image. Any ideas? Problems Encountered: 1)
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