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Posted · Ultimaker 3 misfeeding

From day 1 (4 days ago), feeder 1 keeps getting jammed up when I first feed the filament. It deviates off to the left and is visible through the hole. Sometimes it's possible to grab it and pull the misfeed out, but I've had to completely dismantle the feeder on a couple of occasions. It's now sometimes not feeding consistently.

I'm making sure that the filament (I'm using the supplied filaments) is cut cleanly and is straight, and is pushed firmly into the feeder, but that doesn't seem to matter.

Is there some knack to this?

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    Posted · Ultimaker 3 misfeeding

    First of all cut it to a point.  Not straight.  If you do only one cut then cut at an angle and make the longest part of the filament on the outside of the curve of the filament.  But I usually do 2 cuts.


    Secondly I recommend you load the filament manually using the wedgebot:



    I haven't used the menu system to load/unload filament in over a year.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 3 misfeeding

    Thanks for the thoughts. I've done some experiments based on the above (Wedgebot not necessary) ... I did find that cutting to a point didn't always help, but adding a slight bend at the end away from the catch-point made the difference.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 3 misfeeding
    14 minutes ago, steveprinters29 said:

    As per you mentioned, there could be a probable trouble with the feeder wheel of your 3D Printer and you need to get acquainted with this.


    Use your 3D Printer’s user manual and find out the issues which affect the feeder wheel. And if you are planning to get a new 3D printer, you can get a good one at ‘3D Printers Bay’ at amazing discounts.



    Thanks -- but I've done everything in (and outside) the manual. Having taken the feeder apart and also examined it in action, I think that there's a design issue which could easily be solved. I'm looking to see if I can produce a simple fix. And it seems a bit odd to be talking about replacing a printer that I've only had a few weeks.

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