Hi Guys and Girls,
I was printing a 24 hour long print and was 20 hours into said print when Failure occured,
I pre oiled all sliders and foam pads, making sure all was well for the long print time. I did think there was enough filament to complete the job. at 84% I checked the filament and decided to carry out a material change pla white for pla black (flux branded too)
I paused the machine and selected change material (load unload) succesfully unloaded the white pla.
After holding the spring loaded button down I manually fed the filament through the Extruder tube until it was 70% down the tube.
After pressing load (the plastic was sharp at the end…) it reached the hot end (the hot end was definitely HOT.
no plastic seemed to ooze out the extruder. I have used the pin to clear it but am yet to solve the problem.
The machine is currently upside down waiting for a Bowden wheel check and clean… Not exactly a convenient thing to get to…
Any tips on improving the odds of this printer not ending up in the bin any time soon would be gratefully received.
The whole Flux experience is problem after problem… ZORTRAX are incredible machines and since ordering the Flux Zortrax is an open machine to third party materials. Happy days