@proclaim Jim, just a question, hoping maybe you can answer:
Is anything going to change on the Load / Unload Filament routines in Flux Studio?
Load is okay except the window closes after Unloading, that's just an annoyance.
But there are a ton of extruder problems and jams (lots of forum posts about this) and a large number of them could very likely be solved and avoided by a very small change in the Unload Filament process. I will try to explain:
Right now, when I click Unload, the nozzle heats up, and after a specified temperature is reached, the extruder runs in reverse (retract) for a set time/distance. Then it's done. I had thought that the filament detector would be involved, ie. the extruder would retract until the detector read empty, but it does not work that way. It simply runs for a set time/distance and stops. It works, but it almost always leaves a small blob of melted filament attached by a thin thread, or a fat partially melted filament ending. Both of which are notorious for causing jams and blockages with bowden extruders.
The very slight change I would propose to you is to run the extruder forward for just a second or two, maybe 3-5mm of forward extrusion. This would eject what's in the nozzle/tube, and as soon as the extruder reverses and goes into the retract routine, a much cleaner separation of filement is more likely, without the blob or swollen ending. This would solve a large number of loading problems, jams, complaints, etc.
Can you say if someone is looking at this?