Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
KayZey78

Filament wheel getting stuck? - Extrusion problem

Recommended Posts

Decided to do my first "larger" print today and it was going great, but something went wrong during the night.

I troubleshoot this morning and it happened again. The filament wheel behind the printer is simply put, stuck. Seems like the printer at some point pulls it free, but then the damage is already done, as you can see with the T-Rex model here:

CLICK

What can I do to insure that the wheel doesn't get stuck? Any tips?

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you talking about the filament Spool?

This can sometimes get tangled. You may need to unravel a bit and remove any tangles. When you install a new roll this can easily be done by mistake so should be checked before printing. Some people lay the spool on the floor and so it makes it easier for it to unwind. Another thing that helps is Roberts roll holder. It can be found on youmagine but this won't remove any tangles.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@kayzay it does get tangled, it happened to me twice and i decided never again as i was doing 48 hrs prnts and got pissed off. this is also the cause of uneven layering, due to to inconsistent variations in pressure into the feeder head cos of the jams. i never print of the spool anymore. i just measure what i need off the spool and cut it off and balance it on the holder. flawless prints eversince and i get perfect layering as a bonus. bout half a meter wasted each time, but its a price im more than willing to pay, and after i have a lot i can always recycle it, so its not really wasted.

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 18 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!