Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Filament didn't reach the hotend - S5


pineirod
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Filament didn't reach the hotend - S5

Hi,

 

We just got an Ultimaker S5, I've been setting it up and when feeding the PVA I didn't push properly so the filament didn't reach the hotend. During the setup I was asked to wait until it arrives but it wasn't moving (then with the second filament I saw at the end it moved very slowly, maybe it was moving but it was half way).

 

How can I get it moved?

 

I tried to remove the tube to be able to cut it and start again, but I can't remove it.

 

thanks

 

PS: I must say that the first setup wasn't easy: from removing the box clamps to feeding, wifi..

 

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Filament didn't reach the hotend - S5

    Yah it is very slow to move. If you get stuck this way again, flip the lever on the extruder, which will release tension on the filament, and push the filament to the hot end. You can do this while it is in the state of waiting to extrude. Close the lever again. It'll extrude shortly after.

     

    Best hint I got for feeding is to cut the filament at an angle. It makes feeding much easier. I find I want to see about 5 cm/2 " worth of filament in the tube when it prompts me to feed the filament. This minimizes the wait for the extrusion.

  • 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
     Share

    • Our picks

      • The Ultimaker Showcase — October 14. What's new?
        Your dear friends at Ultimaker have some exciting news and insights for you!
         
        • 0 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 8 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...