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Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« on: May 29, 2014, 12:43:11 PM »
The green Chinese filament appears to have clogged the Ultimaker nozzle. This is as good time as any:


Don't use cheap Chinese filament in the Ultimaker!
Don't leave it heated for any length of time if you're not installing or removing filament!


I took everything apart, but there's a length of thread in the nozzle thread that goes into the heater block that's full of metal. I don't know if it was disassembled/reassembled cold, but we're going to need a new nozzle. I'll probably get the heater block too, just in case it's been damaged. I'll get those on order today, so we shouldn't be down too long.

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Re: Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 01:09:31 PM »
Ugh. Was the last user educated on the issue? Just don't want this to happen again, ya know?

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Re: Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 01:24:44 PM »
The green filament was thrown away. It's not worth the hassle when new people find it. We'll make a habit of only keeping good filament around and I'll make a sign not to leave it heated.

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Re: Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 12:46:22 AM »
I know as i've left the building a few times, noticed it still being on. I always try to turn it off as I leave.

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Re: Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 10:56:57 PM »
An issue is when people stop/abort a print, they don't set it to cool down. I've seen a couple people do this, and have let them know, but it seems to be a thing someone won't think about, as they assume that "Stop Print" means shut everything down. Maybe a sign on it as a reminder?

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Re: Shop Czar Says: Ultimaker Down
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 09:20:07 AM »
Mike, it doesn't matter if the display is on, I leave sometimes with it like that. It doesn't use much power. Just check the target temp and make sure it's not heated if it doesn't need to be. Should be less of a problem with the new nozzle.