Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Material Feed is reversed

Recommended Posts

Hi I haver just updated my Ultimaker 2 to the 2+ using the upgrade kit and everything went well however when I try to feed filament the motor direction is reversed. I have seen several other people on the forum with the same issue but no real solution does anyone know how to fix this. I have installed the printer as both U2 and U2+ and upgrade both times to the latest firmware and its still the same. I have the latest cura also. Are the motors in the kits wired incorrectly? or is this a firmware issue? If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it as after a £400 upgrade my machine is no longer working.





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi undertherain,


If you just upgrade from "the real UM2" to the UM2+, without all the changes needed, you might have a reveres feeder as a result (plus feeding much to fast).


The thing is; an upgrade to UM2+, also ask for a new feeder installation. Yes, you have to change the whole feeder unit into a new one that is rotating the other direction. There is also a different speed for the feeder as this also will feed very much to fast(to much feed)..

 You need to change the feeder unit with the one needed for this software change, or you have to change the number of feeding steps and the direction of feeder back to revert back to standard UM2 settings.







Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!