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Posted · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

Using Cura 5 and GEEETECH A20T.

Two main questions:

1. when I look at settings by right clicking on the Nr 1 top left of snap. All my extruders show empty. Why? What can I do about it?

2. on my A20T, even though I have chosen the suggested GREEN as shown, the actual printer gives me a mix of 33%/33%/34%. Why? and h ow to get it to show the actual chosen filament?

 

Note: for anyone who's seen me here before. I'm on my second A20T as I had so many hothead problems with them failing I bought another. (Stupid me by the looks of it). My second one has started to show in the same way with little failures,, getting worse until the heating gives up completely. Only upside is I know the A20T inside out ha ha.

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    Posted (edited) · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    Additional info:

    When I print the mix is always 33%,33%,34%.

    Even though I have set up my three PLA Green, white ,and black.

    I have one heater, three extruders.

    Is there a profile GEEETECH A20T for the Cura 5?

     

    A better question might be. Why is my GEEETECH A20T not printing the set up colours I select. When I select the white, the item changes to white, when I select black the item changes to black ditto with the green. but dont print other than mixed 

    ?????

    Regards

     

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    Posted (edited) · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    The commands that control the mixing might be in your StartUp Gcode.  I think they would be M163 to M166.

    Your "real" extruders are T0, T1, and T2.  If your StartUp Gcode ends with T3 or higher then it's calling for your "virtual" mixing extruder at the start of a print.  Cura looks at the startup gcode as "That's what they want then that's what they're getting.".  If your startup gcode ends with a "T" command try "T{initial_extruder_nr}".  Cura will note that and replace the keyword with the extruder that starts the print.  (the Curly brackets are required.)

     

    In regards to the "empty" sign...have you picked nozzles for each extruder?

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    Posted · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    Hi GregValiant,

     

    Duh!, thanks, staring me in the face wasn't it.

    As for "empty" sign..... Each extruder has a 0.4 mm nozzle chosen, but still shows up on the Cura menus (previous picture) as being Empty.

     

    I now  have it printing the colour that I have chosen . WINNER

     

    Thanks again

    Regards

     

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    Posted · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    If you have the "Printer Settings" loaded from the MarketPlace - check the nozzle diameter for each extruder.

    The nozzle diameter should also be present in the Machine Settings for each extruder.  Odd that it isn't showing up in that dialog box.

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    Posted · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    I  have three areas 1,2,3...

    Bottom left

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    Upper Middle

     

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    All show the same  empty.

    Strange

     

     

     

     

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    Posted (edited) · Extruder 1: Custom PLA Green - empty

    The missing one....

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