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Repeating Filament jam...  

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Repeating Filament jam...


     So, I have been having a reoccurring filament jam when printing.   I get clean first layer calibrations and as long as I am printing fairly simple flat objects I don't really have an issue.   But when I print anything detailed, every few prints I get jams.  The base layers will print just fine then the extruder will start clicking and I have to stop the print and unload the filament.  When I do the Filament looks like this.   Using Prusament PLA.

Sometimes I get lucky and can remove the Filament without it breaking, then I can reload and continue if I catch it early enough.  Other times it breaks and then it's not so easy.   After removing everything I get good extrusion (Straight flows) and good first layer calibrations.  So, I'm thinking this is something I am doing, or a setting I have changed and not caught.  Anyone seen something like this?

Thanks in advance,'

Tim D.

Posted : 05/08/2022 9:25 am
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RE: Repeating Filament jam...

Looks chewed up by the extruder. You can try loosening the idler screw. I would also check my retraction settings and revert to default if you have changed them. 

Posted : 05/08/2022 11:35 am