Hi, I bought a new FlashForge Creator Pro about a month ago and everything was going great until the left nozzle stopped working a few days ago. After some minutes with it, I managed to put it to work again, It had a clog.
But now the problem is that, although the way is free from clogs (or it appears to be so) the printer is not extruding. If I put it to work then the left extruder won’t extrude a thing, but if I gently push the filament a little, it comes out just right. The moment I stop pushing the filament from above, it stops extruding.
Also if i heat the extruder at 230 or more, a little of filament starts caming out, and it I took it out and pass a guitar string through the nozzle it comes out just fine, so I’m almost sure it is not clogged anymore.
I don’t know what it can be, the machine is pretty new and was working right.
PLA from 205 to 215º
Simplify3D software or FlashPrint, depending on the case
Default settings for the Creator Pro PLA profile, I only use to change the layer height (between 0.2 and 0.3 in general) and the infill percent (between 15% and 50% depending on the model).
I also levelled the plate thousands of times and I’m almost sure it is in the right place.
If you have any advice it will be well appreciated. Thanks in advance!
First of all, thanks a lot for all your kind comments and fast responses, it is nice to have a whole community receiving and helping you this way.
I just managed to solve the problem. I half followed a youtube video to get to the motor and clean it and I say “half” because the Creator Pro from the video was different than mine, so I couldn’t follow the tutorial step by step, but id didn’t matter because I found the problem much before entering to the motor.
When I had removed the front fan from the left extruder (the one which wasn’t working properly) I saw small pieces of white pla between the motor and the tube that goes into the nozzle. I carefully removed then, put everything back in place and now it’s working just fine.
Again thanks for your answers and ideas!