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Process for empty filament - filament runout - on s5

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Posted · Process for empty filament - filament runout - on s5

Hi all,

 

Can't seem to find official documentation on what to do when your s5 stops the print due to filament run-out.  A 7-hour print stopped midway this evening to let me know I needed to replacement filament.  I discovered this well after the bed was lowered and the hot end cooled to about 30 degrees.  Instinctively, I removed the last of the previous filament from the bowden tube and manually fed the new filament to the [cold] nozzle and resumed print.

 

The option to increase temp on the core was greyed out on the interface and I was nervous about feeding the replacement at the feeder for fear there would be some kind of play in the bowden tube between the new filament in the old, and create a jam somewhere before the new filament would have pushed the old filament completely through.

 

Is this what I should have done?  Is there a better way?

 

The print resumed correctly (although some of the support layers look like junk, but I manicured them back to salvageable and the print seems to have successfully resumed.

 

Thanks for the advice.

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Posted · Process for empty filament - filament runout - on s5

Yes, just go to the configuration overview screen (second icon on the left) and tap onto the material in question. Then select 'change'. The swap routine makes sure you will continue on the spot in the gcode but it might result in a plastic spot on the print.

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