I recently bought the Anet A8 from Gearbest. Everything so far seems in order, but one big problem.
No matter which filament I used (PLA and ABS), the result is always like this:
In the picture there are the PLA and ABS I've been trying to print. What I tried to actually print is a simple arrow.
One of the things that caused it was manually trying to push the filament, because the extruder gear doesn't really push it. It doesn't seem like it's stuck, but it just won't move. Then I move it manually, it does this.
I have tried different methods for the gear to push it and different printing temperatures (first the presets, then PLA 190°C / ABS 240°C) but it does the same thing.