Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Retraction: Top of printhead moving

Recommended Posts


I had a similar problem, although I also noticed the tube kept coming away from the print head and I had a lot more movement than in your video. Might be worth taking off the blue clip and then while putting some pressure on the grey plug, push the tube down as much as it will go. It took me a few goes but eventually I found there was less movement. Then put the red clip back. See how that works.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have similar movement on mine. I just figured it was because the top of the plastic housing of the head was slightly too thin and allowed the clip to move a bit. I haven't noticed any ill effects on my prints so I haven't bothered doing anything about it. If it started causing issues for me I'd just put a shim underneath it to lock it in place.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Prints are fine actually, had some issues which seemed to relate to warping afterwards.

Also some sagging issues, but I do not know if they will improve with tightening this clip.

I was worried However that it would decrease retraction effectiveness.

When I find the time, I will tighten it for good measure and check check doublecheck.

Thanks for the replies!




Share this post

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
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!