E3D lite6 Bowden setup - unloading filament?

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  1. mihi4

    mihi4 Member

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    Hi!
    I'm using an Lite6 1.75 Bowden Setup on my Suhokey i3-Clone, and it works really great.
    I just unloaded/loaded new filament once, and since I was quite unknown, just retracted the filament through Pronterface with 50mm/s.
    Luckily, nothing clogged (as I know now) :)
    I found the following procedure on the reprap-forum for PLA (http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?340,286027,286040#msg-286040):
    Ist this "cold pull" also the preferred way to change the filament on a V6 or Lite6?

    thx and greetings
    michi
     
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    Spoon Unit Well-Known Member

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    I'm not on a Lite6, but a full v6. The "cold pull" isn't truly "cold" as you effectively just pull the filament out as soon as it's flowing enough to move. This is how I do the majority of my changes, partly because it's quicker, and also because it seems to be a good way to quickly extract all of the old filament, thus giving you a reasonable clean of the nozzle at the same time.

    So while I can't say whether it's preferred or not, it's certainly viable and I've suffered no issues from doing it this way.
     
  3. mihi4

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    Thx for the fast reply!
    Can anybody with a Lite6 confirm this way? (I'm planning to upgrade to a full v6 anyways, but don't know, when *G*).

    greetings
    michi
     

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