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R2 filament motor stops working after 2-3 layers

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by Omegagundam, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Omegagundam

    Omegagundam Member

    Oct 1, 2014
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    Hello all
    I had my R2 working great last night until what i was printing poped off the bed. So this morning i tried to do it again but this time after 2-3 layers the stepper motor for the filament stops moving and wont push the filament thru. Im using PLA that came with the printer with heat bed at 60. Now am i suppose to oil it first for the R2 like we did with the R1? What is odd also is when im on octipi and i use the control to extrude its pushes the filament out but wont do it now after a few layers as its printing.
  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
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    Feb 21, 2013
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    Shouldn't need to oil it, but if you do it will not hurt anything. It is not too close to the bed is it? That can increase the backpressure and with a direct extruder you can overpower the extruder and it will stop.

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