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Printer not pulling PLA

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  1. Ika Balzam

    Ika Balzam New Member

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    Hey all,

    I have an issue with the printer not pulling the filament and making click sounds.

    It started yesterday, and I'm not sure exactly why it happens. I assume it doesn't manage to push the filament through, but if I use the "replace filament" option and let it run, there is no issue at all.

    See here:

    Appreciate the help
     
  2. mark tomlinson

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    Can you elaborate a bit there :) Does it work if you do that routine or still jam up?
     
  3. Ika Balzam

    Ika Balzam New Member

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    Sorry; if I do the routine of the replace filament, I manage to get it through, however when printing it gets stuck as per the video.

    Whenever those "jumps" happen, there is no filament printed on the bed (makes sense :D), and whenever it's released I get filament printed.

    This happens every couple of seconds, and can last for 5-10 seconds, or indefinite at times.

    Hope this gives more clarity.

    Thanks
     
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    PLA? Seasoning will help that. Almost situation normal for how PLA can be :)
     
  5. Ika Balzam

    Ika Balzam New Member

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    Thank you for the input! that's the first time I hear about it (new with printing).

    I will try it and let you know if it helped.

    Appreciate the help :)
     
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    Even some people who have been printing a while can suddenly need to learn about that :) (I did)
     
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