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Posted · I am having trouble with my Dual Extrusion

I built my own 3d Printer, its a modified version of a Anet A8. I recently installed a shared dual extruder Extruder 1 prints perfectly but when its time to switch to extruder 2 the printer head warms up correctly but as soon as it has to start printing it moves all the way left and then prints way of target. I am not sure how to fix it can someone please help me 

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    Posted · I am having trouble with my Dual Extrusion

    Hard to say what could be the problem, we don't know your printer, we don't know your firmware and this is the Ultimaker forum. So maybe when you provide more infos, someone else can help who has experiences with Anet A8 printers or modifications. 


    I guess the gcode is not correct or your firmware doesn't handle the 2nd extruder in the right way.

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