a follow up. This has just happened again. I have allowed the filament to run out twice to test the change-over feature, and it has failed both times. So thats like a 100% failure rate on this... see attached for how far out the filament was this time.
I mean there is nothing else i can do, when i load the material as normal, you basically push it into the hole on the material station and there is nothing else you can do. This is really frustrating, not just the loss of the job but the horrible amount of time it takes to get back to a useable state. The S5 is such a great machine, but some things of it are just crazy slow and frustrating.
Does anyone have any advice for this? Tension is totally fine, if i were to install a roll of material it would take it just fine, it only fails on the change over from an empty spool.
That's a shame, of course, and shouldn't really happen. I have never had this mistake with my material station.
I would first test to see if this was a single error or if it repeats itself. I would suggest starting a small test print here and after a few minutes cutting off the filament in front of the spool to check if another material change is also faulty.
When changing the material, keep an eye on the back of the printer to see if something is wrong with the tubes or the couplings.
I just assume that the tension lever and feeder tension are set normally?
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