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niranth

Hello from West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)

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I received my Ultimaker2 yesterday and printed my robot today. I had an issue with the feeder jamming which led to the parts of the feeder spread across my desk. It looked like the Bowden Tube wasn't properly set in the feeder. Besides learning how the feeder works, I also learned a range ruler from Star Wars X-Wing is just the right size to stabilize the stepper motor while reattaching the the feeder.

As an aside, are filament orders made while ordering a printer shipped separately? None of the extra spools I ordered have shown up yet.

Thank you,

~Niranth

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Welcome aboard. It seems to be a standard initiation rite that everyone has to take the feeder apart on their first day, and then discover that two hands isn't enough to put it back together. :smile:

In my case I held the feeder halves together with tape, freeing up one hand to hold the stepper, while the other held the feeder, a screw and a screwdriver...

I suggest that you make |Robert| 's feeder high on your list of priorities. No tricks needed to attach that, and it's a much better design (easier to tweak for tension, easier to keep clean).

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two

 

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