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Printer won't begin printing?

I have begun using my printer and I can't get the printer to use the plastic. The printer will begin moving in the pattern shape but will not use the plastic. I have tried reloading multiple times and nothing seems to be working. The filament drive does work. Is the head not hot enough? What is the best temperature to print with?

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Hello Aaron,

You might want to make sure that the filament is making it into the heater block. Take the head apart and unscrew the bowden tube. Make sure the filament is going all the way through the tube and into the head where it melts for extruding.

My guess is that the filament is not making it into the block to be melted.

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Could you tell me what temperature the printing is heating to? Is the head actually producing heat? What filament are you attempting to print with (brand/type, PLA ABS etc)? Have you made sure the filament has been loaded all the way through the filament tube and into the head before starting the print job?

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We had the printer temperature set at 140 degrees C. The head began to printer when we loaded more filament but stopped plotting all together.

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We were using the filament that came with Boxzy. We both loaded the printer fully manually and using the filament driver.

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140C? It needs to be atleast 185C to melt the plastic. Let me know if that's the issue. Otherwise, check that the end of the filament is straight. It could be catching internally. If that's not it we'll go through some other checks.

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Yeah. I would expect 140C to not melt at all. At this point, check to see if the feed wheels on the filament stepper motor are filled with ground up plastic.

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