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Sep 17, 2015, 07:29 pm Last Edit: Sep 17, 2015, 07:31 pm by nuno_curz Reason: Problems with image
Hello there,

I want to ask a question about starting a new print. My printer always has a lag of about 6 layers until I start to see some filament coming out of the extruder and it starts to come out only in some areas as I shall show you with the heat map attached, where red is where I start to see more filament and blue less filament.

Is this normal? If not, how can I fix this?


Can  you make a little puddle in the corner until flow gets up to temperature?
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Are you sure the extruder motor is effectively pushing the filament? I had the same issue a few days ago and it turned out that I didn't retighten the filament idler screws (i.e. the ones with springs that keep the bearing against the motor shaft) after tearing the extruder down to remove dust over the plastic pieces.

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Try preheating and manually extruding filament before a print. Do this from the prepare menu.

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