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Posted (edited) · "appears to be empty" - not out of material

Hi Folks,

 

I keep getting this error during a print "material appears to be empty" - when it is not empty. The material is Ultimaker PLA, it is an older spool - no RFID tag in it.

 

1. The material is not empty.

2. I tried increasing the temperature to improve flow.

 

Before I keep testing..etc. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,


Tim

Edited by Tim_Cochrane
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    Posted · "appears to be empty" - not out of material

    Check to see if the material has not been grinded until it cannot move. The material empty notification is also because material is not moving, not just finished.

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    Posted · "appears to be empty" - not out of material
    1 minute ago, kmanstudios said:

    Check to see if the material has not been grinded until it cannot move. The material empty notification is also because material is not moving, not just finished.

    Yes. I understand those two ideas, I just do not not know the best course of action to fix them. The last time it happened, I just told it I replaced the material and hit go without doing anything. It printed for another half hour and then stopped again.

     

    Tim

     

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    Posted · "appears to be empty" - not out of material

    When it grinds, it creates ridges that can slow down the filament or even stop it in the bowden tube. Whenever I have this issue, I pull out the material (or unload) and make sure it does not have grin marks that cut into the filament.

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