PLA getting stuck on spool

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PLA getting stuck on spool

Postby byu3dprinting » 29 Jan 2015, 16:41

As my printer is printing the filament is getting tangled on the spool and getting 'stuck'. This causes it to either slip out of the extruder or it causes the X-axis drive motor to slip, thus moving the X coordinate mid print... You can guess what problem that causes..

Any ideas?
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Re: PLA getting stuck on spool

Postby troubadixx » 30 Jan 2015, 09:10

Untangle the filament on the spool? I. e. pull out the expected length of filament needed for your print (plus some to be sure) and re-spool without entangling.

In a addition for smoother de-spooling you could search for "filament guide" or "filament guide RigidBot" on Thingiverse.
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Re: PLA getting stuck on spool

Postby byu3dprinting » 19 Feb 2015, 20:42

Thank you! It was a simple fix...
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