How do you unload filament?

SoupersSB
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How do you unload filament?

Post by SoupersSB » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:25 pm

I am running low on filament and I want to print something big so it would be best to use my new filament. How do I unload the filament from the printer without using any computer program (Using the settings on the printer)???

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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by _kaktus_ » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:39 pm

Use the options from the Preheat PLA or Preheat ABS printer menus. Next Move 10mm -> Move Z, until the whole filament is pulled out.
:mrgreen:
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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by PaulB » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Use the preheat PLA option, press the extruder lever down and smoothly remove the filament. Cut the tip off before you use it again.

Feeding the new filament in is a reversal, preheat, press the lever down and feed the filament in.

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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by SoupersSB » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:35 am

_kaktus_ wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Use the options from the Preheat PLA or Preheat ABS printer menus. Next Move 10mm -> Move Z, until the whole filament is pulled out.
:mrgreen:
I don't have the option to move Z, only X and Y

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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by _kaktus_ » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 pm

Well, you can see, I wrote Z by distraction, and I was referring to the Extruder (E). :oops:
I need to be more careful.

I have this possibility in my printer.
Also refer to the Move 1mm option.
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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by SoupersSB » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:35 am

_kaktus_ wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Well, you can see, I wrote Z by distraction, and I was referring to the Extruder (E). :oops:
I need to be more careful.

I have this possibility in my printer.
Also refer to the Move 1mm option.
I don't have E either

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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by _kaktus_ » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:49 am

In this case, after heating up the head, the filament must be pulled out manually.
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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by SoupersSB » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:15 pm

_kaktus_ wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:49 am
In this case, after heating up the head, the filament must be pulled out manually.
;)
Do you even have an i3 pro b? I cant just pull it out! it doesn't come out!

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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by _kaktus_ » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:27 pm

No, I only have one model.
And I really wanted to help you, as you can see I didn't succeed. ;)

If there is really a big problem with removing the filament after the head has warmed up, you may need to open it up.
Perhaps @Gingko will come up with something better. It has access to all models.
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Re: How do you unload filament?

Post by Gingko » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:12 pm

Usually, heat up the extruder to 200C, then press the lever, the filament can be pulled out (or push in a little, when melted then pull out).
@Kaktus is right, if it's still hard to do that, try to take off the fan, heat sink and check inside, take pictures if possible.

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