Jump to content

Ultimaker Original+ feed problems


Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Original+ feed problems

Hi everybody;

We are just getting started, but having issues with feed and flow of filament.  We are experimenting with 10x10mm cones to get our feet wet.

Using all default settings in Cura (latest version), and light blue PLA shipped with the printer, filament oozes from the nozzle until the print starts, it makes a layer or two and then flow slows/stops.  Pushing filament by hand, it comes out.  Cancel print, head starts oozing again until cooled.


  • Feeder purring and advancing - check
  • Head fan was coming on and dousing temp, ruining base of cone - turned off
  • Press feeder spring wheel against filament - variance but not working
  • Tension/Spring screw tighten and loosen - not much diff


The odd thing is that last week it made the cone.  Under extruded (gaps), but a cone.  Now it starts out well, but ends in little mounds of under extrusion.  Head temp is holding.

What have we done wrong?


Edited by Guest
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4
        We are happy to announce the next evolution in the UltiMaker 3D printer lineup: the UltiMaker Factor 4 industrial-grade 3D printer, designed to take manufacturing to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Factor 4 is an end-to-end 3D printing solution for light industrial applications
          • Like
        • 3 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
          • Like
        • 26 replies
    • Create New...