Filament transport motor not operating

Discussion in 'Calibration, Help, and Troubleshooting' started by The cravatman, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. The cravatman

    The cravatman Member

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    I did a 9 hour build but ran out of filament. When I loaded my new E 3D filament roll and tried again I noticed that the filament transport motor was not operating.
    So how can I test that or is there a reset button?
    Where should I start in determining what the problem is? This is a ready built printer.
    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Pierce

    Pierce Well-Known Member

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    The motor won't spin if it's not above 170c, is it heated up when testing?

    Otherwise check cable is still in on back of motor and then on main board (it's labelled as E0)
     
  3. Mike Kelly

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    This is my new favorite term for an extruder

    Is there a piece of filament stuck in the extruder from when it ran out?
     
  4. The cravatman

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    Thanks for the response, however, it is 210 degrees c and there was a piece of filament left in but I can manually push the filament through and it extrudes, so the hot end works its just the servo that pushes it through that doesn't seem to be working or being triggered. I was hoping that there was a reset or special reboot that one did when you have been extruding without filament and this is a known problem. Alas I suppose that will have to go to the team and see if I can test the motor in some way.
    If you have any other thoughts in the mean time please don't hold back.
     
  5. Pierce

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    If you can push through the filament thats a good sign means no jam! So we are one suspect down.

    Check cables, and check grub screw holding the hobbed bolt are my only two ideas! You could always take a picture of the printer or video and post it see if we can help.

    As for reset there is a reset button hidden under the monitor area, however turning the machine off and back on performs the same process.
     
  6. The cravatman

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    Thanks Pierce, I shall check cables, and check grub screw holding the hobbed bolt as you suggest and report back.
     

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