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extruder seems to work fine manually, but when I print???

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Just got my machine up and running. First print was marginally successful. Printed a whistle. All layers didn't bond and it leaned over in the middle. Maybe it was missing dropping steps for some reason.... Kindle of an Salvador Dahli whistle. I don't think those symptoms are relevant to my current issue though...

My extruder seems to work fine in RepG manual mode, or if I push the filament by hand. When I try to build, the axes go into motion like they should, but nothing comes out of the extruder... ???

Must be missing something basic. Anyone have some ideas?



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Thanks Owen,

I'm not sure what I did, but it is working again. I shut everything down and restarted. Overwrote RepG with another copy. Problem has gone away. Today was first try at printing, I am more than satisfied with the measure of success that I had. I am surprised how well the PLA sticks to the blue tape - too well I think.

RepG isn't too hard starting out. The many parameters will be something else to get a handle on.

Had some problems with Java locking up on me. Have had bad experiences with it in the past.

Tomorrow I will try out Netfab.


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