Questions tagged [change-filament]

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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...
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How to unload filament as cleanly as possible using the extruder motor?

I usually unload filament using the extruder motor, with the nozzle around 30 °C below the filament's print temperature. Despite this, often a significant amount of filament is left in the nozzle,...
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Filament change (M600) causes color mixing despite excessive purge

I have an Anet A6, where I uploaded Marlin 1.1.9, because the manual filament change on the stock firmware was really bad (90 % of the times it clogged the hotend). I've tweaked it a bit, and I'd ...
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What's the best way to pull out fillament from an all metal print head

Since retractions above 4 mm can cause jams due to plastic sticking to the cold half of the metal print head, what's the best way to avoid jams when swapping filaments? Cool down and yank out, ...
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Help with my G-Code to change filament change mid-print

I'm using Ultimaker Cura, and I want to change the filament for a print that I'm attempting at layer 15. The problem I'm having is that I also need to use G-code to load and unload the filament with ...
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Strange problem with quality, what might be the reason for these bubbles?

I changed the filament, and to adjust filament temperature, I printed a test model and it looked good: But printing another part did not go so well: After the failed print I ran another test: ...
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Why won't my filament feed through the extruder anymore?

Printer: Monoprice Select V2. I've done several prints already and swapped out filaments many times but in my most recent swap, I can't feed my PLA through any more. I first preheat my extruder for ...
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My first attempt at pausing a print and changing filaments resumed from the wrong position — how do I troubleshoot?

I'm attemping my first print where I pause the print, change the filament, and resume to achieve a two-color print. My first attempt failed when the printer resumed printing over a centimeter away ...
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Hold torque during pause to change filament

How can I achieve keeping the motors active during pause to avoid moving their position during filament changes? I have changed the filament during some prints to change the color or to change the a ...
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How do people load filament, prime the printhead, flush out the old filament when changing colors when using a standalone 3D printer?

I am wondering how people that use standalone 3D printers (printers that have the ability to print autonomously from SD Card) feed in filament, prime the printhead and/or change filaments without a ...