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Posted · Ultimaker 2+ filament stuck in Bowden Tube after running out of filament mid print

Hi everyone

 

My Ultimaker 2+ has filament still in the Bowden tube. I set  print off and check it regularly but about half way through no more filament was extruding from the nozzle I quickly realized that the filament real had run out of PLA. I followed Ultimaker's instructions to remove the Bowden tube to try and gently pull out the remaining PLA but it was stuck what do I need to do in order to solve this issue and get rid of the rest. Do I need to just put a new material in and extrude the remaining blue PLA out the extruder nozzle? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

Harry

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ filament stuck in Bowden Tube after running out of filament mid print

    Hello Harry,

     

    is the filament stuck in the bowden or just in the hotend? I would remove the bowden on the printhead side and pull it back a little to be able to grab the filament where it goes into the printhead. Then use the menu option Maintenance -> Advanced -> Heatup Nozzle and heat up the nozzle to ~90°C for PLA and then pull it out firmly as you would do if you use the "Atomic Method" to clean the nozzle.

     

    Best regards,

    Reiner

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ filament stuck in Bowden Tube after running out of filament mid print

    If it is stuck in the Bowden tube and you are not able to get it out as Reiner described, you can also try to completely remove the Bowden with the filament and hold it under warm water. PLA gets soft at 60°C so your chances are higher that you will get it out.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ filament stuck in Bowden Tube after running out of filament mid print

    Thank-you very much to Both of you for your suggestions, I tried Reiner's first and it worked a dream. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me!

     

    Best regards, 

     

    Harry

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