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Offline Russell Mullens

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Troubleshooting: No longer feeding
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:02:05 PM »
I've been loving my up mini for a while now. Today was the first day I've had some hardware issues.

Whilst trying to extrude, the plastic was 'clicking' as it tried to go through the hot end but wasn't making any progress.
I thought the time had finally come for me to clean the printer.

Took the nozzle off and soaked it in acetone. That didn't help. Made the nozzle look like new though.
Took the hearing element off and drilled out the dried plastic. It looked like it needed the cleaning.

My problem was that I was still getting the clicking whilst extruding and nothing was coming through.

Turns out, the plastic was a little thicker from the roll. Flaw in manufacturing or maybe the weather here in Melbourne (Australia) has had its way with it.

Cooler heads prevailed and I just chopped off a length of filament from the roll and am happily printing again.

May this story save you some stress.