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Is the extruder grinding your filament?

There are times that the filament is skinned due to a clog, incorrect hot end temperature or a loose idler tensioner. It can result in no filament extruding from the printer.

Solution:

There are several ways you can fix this problem.

  • Tweak the idler tension’s settings: Loosen up the idler tension and load the filament. Tighten the idler until the filament stops slipping.
  • Remove the filament: Remove the filament and cut off the area that is marked with signs of slipping. Help feed the filament into the printer by applying a gentle pressure to get it through the system.
  • Make sure you have the right hotend temperature: It could be that you have the wrong temperature if the problem arises just after inserting a new filament.