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Ultimaker 2: Lubricate material feeder

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Posted · Ultimaker 2: Lubricate material feeder

Hello everybody,

I just started with my Ultimaker 2, after some 10 smaller prints, the material feeder is starting to make unpleasant noises at every retraction.

What lubricant do I need for the material feeder? Can I just apply the supplied lubricant or should I get something else?

Thanks,

Chris

 

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Posted · Ultimaker 2: Lubricate material feeder

If you can stand the noise for a couple of more prints it'll likely go away as the material that is being scraped off inside the feeder goes away. This is an unfortunate design hiccup with the current feeder. I had that squeaky noise for one or two prints and then it went away again.

Some people like to re-position the filament spool to the floor so that the material goes more straight into the feeder, you could give that a shot as well.

 

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Posted · Ultimaker 2: Lubricate material feeder

If you put the spool on the floor, be sure to arrange for something to remove dust and specks of plastic from the filament before it enters the extruder, to prevent nozzle clogs - floors are where the dirt goes...

 

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