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Posted · Do I need to give my printer a break?

Since I received my printer 3 days ago, I've been running it nearly non-stop. I was wondering if this is okay, or if its best to give the printer a break and not have print jobs going all the time. I want to prolong the life of the machine and its parts as long as possible.

I'm printing PLA at 210 degrees with a 60 degree bed temp.

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Posted · Do I need to give my printer a break?

from what everyone says, this should be no problem for the printer ;)

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Posted · Do I need to give my printer a break?

Just make sure it is lubed and running smoothly... Don't push on if you discover a problem, but fix it before it gets worse/damages the printer...

Machines like this and their components are designed to last a long time doing what they do, but if you run a 20 hour print job with a skewed belt, mis-aligned axis or similar, you will wear down these components much faster...

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Posted · Do I need to give my printer a break?

There shouldn't be any problem if every part runs properly. If you are planning on printing something that takes more than 20 hours to print, check before that everything works, because a failed print after 18 hours of filament consumption is not a very nice thing. :p

There's a lot of people here that uses their printers +10 hours every day, and Ultimakers are usually reliable printers, so just enjoy your 3D printing.

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