[EMS Discuss] Problem w/ Rick's printer (believed fixed)
Thu Jan 24 15:12:10 PST 2013
Excellent idea. If anyone has a notebook to label and leave next to the
printer, I say go for it. We can tell new people about the log as they are
trained to use the printer.
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Darrell Perko <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> Perhaps we should start a printer log. Enough people use the printer now
> that something new seems to pop up regularly. It would be nice to know
> what changed between sessions so that we might be able to predict and
> prevent future problems.
> On 1/24/2013 11:09 AM, Kassandra Kaplan wrote:
> > It breaks or the filament has too much friction to feed.
> > どうぞおげんきで
> > Kassie
> > On Jan 21, 2013, at 4:46 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >> Today I came in to use Rick's printer. When I tried to print, it
> >> printed a few inches of the first layer, then did not extrude any more
> >> plastic. After a little investigation, I figured out that the motor
> >> was not pushing plastic into the hot end.
> >> I disassembled the "cold end" (the part where the toothed gear pushes
> >> the filament through) to clean it out. There wasn't much to clean,
> >> just a little plastic fluff. But the gear had worn a divot in the
> >> filament. (See photo.)
> >> I assume this is because the tensioner bolt was not tight enough. So
> >> I snipped off the end of the filament, heated up the hot end, and
> >> reinserted the filament. I tightened the tensioner to the setting,
> >> "really cranked down hard". (-:
> >> It is printing now and seems to be working. How would I know if I had
> >> overtightened the tensioner?
> >> Thanks.
> >> --
> >> Bob Miller K<bob>
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