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New Ultimaker 2 does not print - solved


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Posted · New Ultimaker 2 does not print - solved

Dear All,

I tried the Ultimaker 2 for the first time today. Followed all instructions according to the user guide - levelled build plate, loaded filament (PLA) and tried printing the Ultimaker Robot.

The nozzle extruded a few tiny threads and then nothing was coming out of it. See video:

I aborted the printed. raised the tempertaure from 210°C to 250°C and tried to move the material. Melted PLA was bubbling out from the nozzle, but was not coming out as a string.

Any ideas on how to fix this problem will be greatly appreciated. Right now, I am sorely disappointed!

Thanks,

Vincent.

 

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    Posted · New Ultimaker 2 does not print - solved

    You have probably worn away the filament in the feeder mechanism on the back of the printer. Start by doing a filament change - take the old filament out, and cut off all the worn part and then re-insert it.

    Then before you try to print anything, just use the move material function to advance the filament, until you get a steady string of filament coming out. Then clean the bed. It looks like you have a lot of glue on the bed... clean most of that off with a wet paper towel.

    Finally, repeat the leveling process, and then try to print again.

     

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