What could be the causes of a consistent over-extrusion? I know about these:
- steps/mm of extruder motor set too high
- larger filament diameter
- slicer setting: filament diameter - setting it lower makes the printer extrude more filament
- slicer setting: extrusion multiplier - setting it higher makes the printer extrude more filament
- unlikely but possible bug in slicer or in printer firmware
- other: low/high tempereture, too much/little tension on the extruder gears, wrong nozzle fitted,...
Now to my problem. I had to replace the entire hotend assembly on my Prusa i3 MK2,5. Before that, there was no issue. After the replacement and after noticing the issue, I followed the list above. I recalibrated the extruder and in fact I had to increase the steps/mm to match the extruded length.
I have printed with different filaments and the issue is still present. Also I checked the diameter of all the filaments which are quite consistent (1,75 +-0,3 measured, 1,75 +- 0,5 given by the manufacturer). All of them were the same brand.
I also checked slicer settings and the default values that I used before were still there.
Slicer and firmware versions are the same as before the issue started occuring.
I use the same print settings as before and have checked the extruder gears tensioner multiple times over. The nozzle came with the hotend and according to the E3D dots it is in fact the default 0,4 mm nozzle. However, I cannot check the real diameter.
I know I can solve this issue by altering the steps/mm or extrusion multiplier because the over-extrusion is consistent. I want to know if there is something I am missing that could cause this.
Thank you for your valuable time and suggestions.