User Manual: Extruder

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Add a Extruder

Kickstater Open Source Universal 3D Printer Extruder

MBE SINGLE 1.75mm Extruder.jpg
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*These are my personal experiences, your experience may vary.*


  • Symptom: Extruder stops extruding, motor is still turning
    • The Filament Drive Gear can strip the filament if the force to extrude it to great. This can be cause by a range of factors:
      • Temperature is too low
      • Nozzle is on the bed (too much back pressure)
      • Nozzle is plugged
      • The feed rate is too fast OR too slow
  • Symptom: Extruder stepper motor makes knocking noise
    • The set screw is too tight and is stalling stepper motor