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Riftx
(@riftx)
New Member
Prusa mini won’t load or feed filament

Just got and built a prusa mini+ and when I try to feed the filament it doesn’t go in it looks like the extruder just can’t get a grip on the filament any suggestions?

Posted : 22/05/2022 11:08 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
Noble Member
RE: Prusa mini won’t load or feed filament

Two things immediately come to mind:
1. Did you cut the end of the filament at a 45 degrees angle? If not, it may have a hard time getting into the extruder.

2. Did you try tightening or loosening the idler screw? If it's too tight, the filament path is blocked. If it's too loose, the gears can't grip the filament.

 

Posted : 23/05/2022 10:25 am
thunderkeys
(@thunderkeys)
New Member
RE: Prusa mini won’t load or feed filament

I had the same problem when I first got my mini and it was just me not realizing you have to push gently on the filament during the loading process.

Posted : 23/05/2022 11:59 am
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