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Posted · Ultimaker 2 Feeder Insert Chip question

I've tried many methods for fixing clogs and under-extrusion, most to no avail. One thing that I read is that changing the tension of the feeder on the filament will help stop any slipping of the filament. I tried to insert a hex key into the top hole on the feeder and turn it clockwise so the white insert clip would go to the middle instead of being at the top like I've had it ever since I got my printer. I could not get that white insert chip to budge, and any attempt to turn the screw to increase the tension would stop the screw from turning entirely and I nearly stripped it. What am I doing wrong here?

Also, like I previously said, I've tried lots of methods for solving under-extrusion and clogging; The atomic method, replacing the coupler, temperature changes, but nothing solves the problem for longer than a few weeks. Is there something I'm missing here?

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 Feeder Insert Chip question

    Hi Patric M,

    You'll have to turn it anticlockwise in order to tighten, made the same thing myself first time.. :)

    Try to add force directly helping feeding, if it helps add some more force. Adjust to mark two or around, will depend of the softness of you filament. Do you use PLA?

    A little more info about the setup, nozzle size etc. will help here.

    Good luck.

    Thanks.

    Torgeir.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 Feeder Insert Chip question

    Hi Patric M,

    You'll have to turn it anticlockwise in order to tighten, made the same thing myself first time.. :)

    Try to add force directly helping feeding, if it helps add some more force. Adjust to mark two or around, will depend of the softness of you filament. Do you use PLA?

    A little more info about the setup, nozzle size etc. will help here.

    Good luck.

    Thanks.

    Torgeir.

     

    It's a 0.4mm nozzle and sorry about the mislead, but I was actually turning it anticlockwise to try and tighten it, but it still wouldn't budge.

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