Anycubic Kossel printer extruding issues

Any filament that I insert into the hot end and try to extrude just ends up be coming deformed and essentially clogs the hotend. I only have used PLA filament, and I have tried changing the nozzle. I took apart the entire hotend and saw no blockages of anything kind that obstructed the filament from passing through the hotend. But when i try to extude the filament using "Pronterface" it only results in the deformed filament.

Anycubic Kossel
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I think that this problem is due to the overheating of the heat-sink caused by the radiator fan having to be manually turned on everytime. 

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what temperature is your extruder setup for? Also, check your print speed - should be 60 I think. Don't know if it relates, but I have heard of extruder issues due to the stepper current setting being too low for the extruder motor. You may want to check yours. My thought would be that even pressure is not being exerted by the motor  because it is skipping some steps which could cause uneven lines.

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My extruder is set up for 193 degrees, and the print for the initial layer is 15 - 20 m/s and the regular print speed is 55. I think that this problem is due to the overheating of the heat-sink caused by the radiator fan having to be manually turned on everytime. Is there anyway to have the radiator fan always on, by changing the firmware or by other methods.

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193 seems a bit hot. I run at 180 and 60 for the bed temp. As for the fan, I run  MatterControl and haven't had to touch that and it works fine. All I needed to do was say it had a fan.

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Thank you for the advice on the fan, I was manually turning it on every time it had turned off during a print. The "MatterControl" is a life saver! I will try printing at lower temperatures to see if this helps my problem with the filament.

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I tried to like Cura, but I prefer to keep a computer attached to my printer for control rather than burning SD cards and Cura doesn't try very hard to work with other products (my experience...). Heck, even the Anycubic wouldn't let me print through Cura. I can't even remember when I found MatterControl, but it works for me. The program that shipped with the Wanhao 4S I have, used an old no longer supported control program. It would take ten minutes to slice prints... Glad things are progressing for you.

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The result of printing at a lower temperature made the hot end overheat less; I think overtime i cranked up the heat to make my prints stick better, as the printer didn't have a heat-bed, or a properly leveled bed. How does Matter Control let you configure your own printer... I cant seem to figure out how.  Also does Matter Control act as a full slicer like Cura?

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I have a heated bed that I set to 60 for PLA and leveling is important of course. Have you checked the arms for the same length and adjusted the XYZ endstops for the same distance? A level bed with the kossel is not the only factor for proper alignment. I homed my effector and then used a machinst dial indicator to level the three sides of the effector by adjusting the endstops. That worked really well.

 

When you connect to your printer, it should have given it a name that you can set. The adjustments are in the Printer tab on the main screen when you select Options & Settings. You should find motor speed and extrusion settings there.

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Overtime when I've worked on the printer I understood how to level it better in the firmware and using pronterFace, the program said to be used in the manual. This past week I have made a list of commands that let me level the entire printer in under 45 min easily.

 

Ex.

G-Code Commands 
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G1Z0X0Y60 - Right
G1Z0X52Y-30 - Left
G1Z0X-52Y-30 - Back

 

PronterFace M Commands
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M502 - Reset
M500 - Save
M501 - Finalizes Settings

 

Delta Smooth offset

-Increasing Delta Value Raises Nozzle
-Decreasing Delta Value Lowers Nozzle

 

So I have the leveling down and i'm pretty sure that the only problem i'm having now is the hot end slowly leaking. I watched multiple videos and took apart my hot end to properly assemble it. Sadly this didn't help my problem with the hot end leaking. Thanks for the info that there are further options in the settings, because I did not see any off the bat.

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keep dropping the hotend temp a degree at a time and see if your extruded line evens out. Different PLA colors can even affect the temperature required for good printing. The sample you had was just an arc. Work on that (at least that is how I would pursue the issue). Another thought just hit me, maybe your thermistor is not accurately measuring the hot end temp. The thermistor reads 180 and the hotend is actually 190 maybe...

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I noticed that when i changed from Blue PLA to a different brand White PLA, the white seemed to melt more at the same temperatures that i had used for the blue filament

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