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Posted · IMO+ PLA feeding issues

Hi All, 


I've very recently acquired a Ultimaker Original plus printer from a friend and I'm having some issues with the PLA feeder. 


I've used a brand new sealed reel of PLA, removed the bowden tube off the feeder and it still wont feed the PLA up, I can't even feel the PLA up using the manual extrude wheel.


If I apply pressure like in the first picture, I can manually feed the PLA through the feeder, however when I release the pressure, it no longer feeds. 


The little latch that comes down, should this hold the black part where the thumb is in tight or be loose? is this a friction fit part or does that just simply stop the black roller part on the pivot from dropping down?


Could the black roller ball be warn ( picture 2) enough that it doesn't contact the PLA against the knurled roller?


In picture 3, it shows the locking latch in a horizontal position, does this fit tightly between the two upright plastic parts?


Thank you all. 







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