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Posted · Manual filament extrusion


I'm a newbie. Just starting with Cura 4.7.1. 

Is there any way to manually extrude a section of filament to make sure it is not stuck/clogged and has good flow before starting a print. I have searched the archives as well as looked within the program but find nothing. My machine has no such option (inventone/makerone).


Thanks for your kind help and excuse my ignorance on the matter.




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    Posted · Manual filament extrusion

    It's very helpful if you mention the printer brand.

    On the Ender I just release the pressure foot on the extruder and give the filament a nice firm push.  25mm usually is enough to guarantee a color change (except for white of course).  There are also motion controls on the LCD and the extruder is one of them.

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