Thanks for your reply! The "minimal extrusion before retraction" setting is exactly what I looked to to solve this issue. I have the numerical value in this field set to a ridiculously small number, 0.5mm I believe, and yet still I get these massive strings caused by the head deciding to "move" without a retraction. The extruder is not actively pushing filament during these moves, it simply leaks due to the plastic being heated and results in self-ooze.
Watching my prints, I have noticed these types of "moves" occur even after a substantial amount of printing has been completed. That is to say, I am positive that more than 0.5mm of fiament has been extruded since the last retraction, and still the machine refuses to retract before certain moves. What's more confusing is that it seems to be inconsistent. I will notice proper retractions before most moves, but a few hiccups still persist and I am left with additional stringing.
Additionally, I have tried printing identical objects using 13.07 TestSupport Cura, and this version also has the "minimal extrusion before retraction" setting. At the same setting of 0.5mm, I get cleaner prints using 13.07 TEST than I do 13.10. This makes even less sense to me, as it suggests that the problem does not lie within the "minimal extrusion before retraction" setting.
Thanks again for reading.
In the expert settings, there is a "minimal extrusion before retraction", most likely you need to tune this a bit down to get the results you want. It's a setting that sacrifices sometimes quality a bit to reduce the chance of jams.
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