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Posted · Blockage in feed tube

Nozzle won't feed much material, tried heating to 260. Now tried changing material but it won't fully remove material or on loading the filament only gets half way up the tube before stopping. I've just noticed there is a half cm piece of loose filament on its own in the tube which I don't know how to remove! Any help most appreciated.

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Posted · Blockage in feed tube

I imagine you're going ot have to unclip the Bowden tube from one or both ends. Probably start with the extruder motor end. Remove the retaining clip, and then push down on the collar that surrounds the tube, while pulling the tube out. Try pushing a piece of filament through the tube by hand to free the blockage. If that doesn't work, you'll probably need to unclip the other end too, and try and get at the blockage from the other end.

 

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Posted · Blockage in feed tube

Thanks,

I've cleared it, by a quick suck on the tube when out!

Now printing my first print, successfully.

Happy Xmas to you!

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