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by padorange
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Can't initialize UP
Replies: 2
Views: 4242

Re: Can't initialize UP

I've done more investigating and tests. First i remove all covers : i can see all motors and bends. All bend seems OK, all limit switch are in place and seems OK (click when manually pressed). Second i do some tests and found 2 bad behaviour during initialize but i can't determine the problem. Case ...
by padorange
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion stops mid-print
Replies: 12
Views: 29278

Re: Extrusion stops mid-print

I Got a similar problem (air print) after many test and analyze, i finally ended changing the filament (a have 2 big in stock) and now it work fine.
The filament quality (diameter and no air bubble in it) is fondamental.
by padorange
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Can't initialize UP
Replies: 2
Views: 4242

Can't initialize UP

My Up Plus do not work, initialization do not finished. When initializing there the process : 1. Z axis initialize (often works, sometime a "clang" noise and a bad movement) 2. Bed axis initialize : only if Z axis initialize 3. Extruder axis : never moved I Open the Up printer but do not notice some...
by padorange
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

Finally, the UP printer is now working.
The trouble came from the filament, The 2 white roll i got where not correctly sized (diameter), using another black one, it works fine...
by padorange
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

It could be that the little white plastic cap with the bearing is causing the problems. When it gets too much room the filament will push/bend it to the left and then the teeth from the gear can't get enough grip. Always remove old glue from the part and then superglue it back on the stepper motor....
by padorange
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

Do you have problem with UP filament? Maybe your ABS melting temperature is too low and cause jam? I've no more UP filament at home. Just white and grey ABS (from another provider) and PLA. Those ABS from another provider have been used 6 months ago (a whole 1Kg filament without problems). But it m...
by padorange
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

have you removed the tip, and then chased with a probe the tube from the top where the filament goes in?? I found due to the different melting points when in ABS mode (after using PLA mode) any PLA left is really melted in and can block the tube before the tip... Yes i have cleaned complete the who...
by padorange
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

Once you have had a jam especially a PLA one you often need to clean out the teeth of the extruder gear. Bits of plastic get ground off in the jam and get stuck in the extruders teeth - this stops it grabbing and feeding the filament properly. . Thanks, but after each jam i completly clean the head...
by padorange
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8969

Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

Since many months my UP printer was unusable, i've try many things, read thousands of messages and advice, nothing works. The story is long and my english is poor, sorry... It was an Up Plus printer that works fine for about 1 year (perhaps 40-50 prints). Few months ago, the extruder stop working fi...
by padorange
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion stops mid-print
Replies: 12
Views: 29278

Re: Extrusion stops mid-print

First, sorry for my poor english, i'm french. I also have had this problem many times. First, the spool must be free to wheel : as i was using a large filament spool i build an autonomous spool holder : it works fine. Second, the tooth of the motors must be clean, when filament is hard to get the mo...