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Hello everyone,

We recently bought an Ender 5 plus printer for our students to practice 3D modelling and printing.
The printer works very well and is easy to set up. 


The Ender 5 Plus has a flow sensor which works fine (The light switches on and off occording to the filliament being present). But when the printer is printing and the filliament runs out the print just continues to print without anything coming out of the nozzle. This results in prints that come out half done whenever there is not enough filliament on the spool. 

We use the UltimakerCura software to slice and we print via a USB-cable. 

 

I have searched online and found some people installing a sensor and coding something in Marlin but i'm not sure how to find that or how to fix the issue in the CuraSlicer.

 

Hopefully someone can help me out. It is a minor inconveniece but it would be nice to have it working, this way I don't have to keep a very close eye on the printer when it is almost out of filliament.

 

Kind regards,
Kees

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