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Posted · Broken filament

I'm pretty new to 3d printing. I just got my ultimaker 2 printer yesterday. So please excuse my ignorance.

My filament broke in the Bowden tube. I opened up the feeder box an removed the broken piece in there.

Should I just pull the broken piece in the Bowden tube?

The feeder seemed to have eaten into the filament. Is this an issue with the extruded nozzle? What can I do to resolve this.

This printer printed two 2.5 hr prints , one 20 min print , and a couple of smaller prints. There were no issues with print quality.

Please help me out. After dishing out $2500, I was expecting a little bit less headaches.

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    Posted · Broken filament

    Expect lots more headaches.

    The easiest thing to do is to take your reel of filament and cut a bit off the tip (100mm?) and then feed the tip through the feeder (you have to push very hard to get it started but once the wheel moves aside it moves easily) until it hits the existing filament in the tube.

    Then turn on the printer and go to the MOVE FILAMENT menu. Under the ADVANCED menu. Wait for the nozzle to heat up to 180C or hotter and then start spinning the control until you get some filament feeding nicely. At this point you can print something or you can turn that wheel for 10 minutes until you get the broken filament all sent through the nozzle.

    Alternatively you can do "change filament" and feed in the new filament when it tells you to and then just print.

    Retraction won't work until you get the broken part passed through the nozzle.

     

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