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Hi All,

 

I have an odd problem.

 

After weeks of playing with nothing but PLA and various support materials, I decided to try some CPE.

 

I can't seem to load into the feeder.  

 

Normally when I load the filament into the feeder I push it until I can see it in the bowden tube and then I tell the printer to load. 

 

For CPE I can't get the filament pushed through the gears of the feeder.  The feeder itself does not appear to be jammed or clogged because I can grab some PLA or PETG and push those through the gears with no problem.  I've released the tension on the feeder as much as I can with no effect and I've done the usual thing of trimming the end of the filament with a bit of a point, but it just won't pass through the gears. 

 

An odd thing regarding this CPE is that the boxes in comes are plain brown, not the white boxes like my other UM filaments.  And there is no sign of the RFID tags.  I've removed the RFID reader from my UM3X because the rear stacked filament holders have started to bother me so I can't be positive, but there are no warning stickers about NFC.

 

Did I receive some older version of the filament that is for some reason incompatible with the UM3X?  I've tried two different rolls with the same problem.  

 

Any ideas would be helpful.

 

Cheers!

 

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Ok.  Appears to be PEBCAP issue (Problem Exists Between Chair And Printer).

 

After fiddling a bit I did another trim of the material and it suddenly pushed through.  I didn't have problems loading PLA, PVA, Breakaway so I guess this one confused me a bit.

 

Please return to your regularly scheduled forum.

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What I always do before inserting any filament, is (1) manually straighten it, and (2) cut off the end with a sharp tool, in an angle of ca. 60°, so it gets a very sharp point. This feeds well.

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18 hours ago, kcel said:

Ok.  Appears to be PEBCAP issue (Problem Exists Between Chair And Printer).

 

After fiddling a bit I did another trim of the material and it suddenly pushed through.  I didn't have problems loading PLA, PVA, Breakaway so I guess this one confused me a bit.

 

Please return to your regularly scheduled forum.

This is the land I live in! LOL....welcome fellow PEBCAPer. :)

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