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Posted · Ultimaker S5 - Constantly says it's out of filament, when it's not...

I had an issue with an Ultimaker 3 using MatterHackers' PLA being printed along with Breakaway build support. The MatterHackers' spool is slightly too wide for to use the guide arm for the Material 1 spool. I notice @nano-l's picture of the spools also does not have the guide arm in place. I got part-way through a long print and it began seriously under-extruding. I found that the filament from spool 1 had jumped the spools and was getting pinched in between coils of the filament in spool2. These spools counter-rotate and it was causing underextrusion of both materials.

 

Another time, I was using Ultimaker's ToughPLA, and somehow it got a loop around the guide arm. Again, destroyed a long print. At that time I thought it was a clogged nozzle. Cleaned the nozzle and restarted the print but again was having the underextrusion. That's when I noticed the wrap around the guide arm.

 

I haven't set it up yet, but I'm planning to create a spool holder to hold MatterHacker spools to the side so they can't interfere between the spools.

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Posted · Ultimaker S5 - Constantly says it's out of filament, when it's not...

I would think that if it did not recognize that it had something loaded it would not extrude at all.  The flow sensor would just trip and tell you that your material was out? 

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