Mini 2 acts like extruder is cloged

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ARTKKELLY512
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Mini 2 acts like extruder is cloged

Post by ARTKKELLY512 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:03 am

I am a new user. I purchased my printer a month ago and have made a few nice prints. But the other day the printer acted like it ran out of filament during a print. It was still going through the motion of printing, but no filament was coming out. The nozzle is not clogged. the extruder gear works and will accept the filament. The retract option will release the filament. It acts like it is clogged after the gear and before the nozzle. How do I clean out hat part of the extruder? Or is something else causing the no extrusion? Please help!

TiertimeBrook
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Re: Mini 2 acts like extruder is cloged

Post by TiertimeBrook » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 am

Hello
You can first take off the nozzle ,and then start heating, and then use the cleaning tool or some thin metal wire to push the melt materials inside ,and they will be pushed to the gear, and you clean up the gear later.

ARTKKELLY512
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Re: Mini 2 acts like extruder is cloged

Post by ARTKKELLY512 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:10 am

Thanks I will try that.

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