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Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 21, 2014 09:20AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

I am building a modified Prusa I3 using a Mega 2560 r3 board with RAMPS 1.4 and A4988 Drivers.

All functions correctly while heating bed and extruder, homing function works, and connects to Pronterface without errors.

When I try to print an object, after centering it on the platform and hitting print, the extruder moves extremely slow to the center of the bed,

and starts the print.

I notice that the extruder motor at this point does not turn at all,

but before the print while loading the filament, the extruder will advance 5mm and also retract with no issues and at the correct lengths.

I have checked the wiring and replaced it, to no avail, and I have used different firmware.

Has anyone heard of this problem?

Thank You.

All functions correctly while heating bed and extruder, homing function works, and connects to Pronterface without errors.

When I try to print an object, after centering it on the platform and hitting print, the extruder moves extremely slow to the center of the bed,

and starts the print.

I notice that the extruder motor at this point does not turn at all,

but before the print while loading the filament, the extruder will advance 5mm and also retract with no issues and at the correct lengths.

I have checked the wiring and replaced it, to no avail, and I have used different firmware.

Has anyone heard of this problem?

Thank You.

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 10:52AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 15 |

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 04:27PM |
Registered: 12 years ago Posts: 1,320 |

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 04:38PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 581 |

Check your extruder speed settings. If they're too high, the motor may not turn. It can work in test if your control software sends its own speed value when extruding or retracting, which will be different to your slicer / firmware settings.

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Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 05:34PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 33 |

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 05:39PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

Movement settings from configuration.h

#define NUM_AXIS 4 // The axis order in all axis related arrays is X, Y, Z, E

#define HOMING_FEEDRATE {50*60, 50*60, 50, 0} // set the homing speeds (mm/min)

// default settings

#define DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT {80,80,4000,945} // default steps per unit for Maker Farm 8" i3 Prusa {80,80,4000,945}

#define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE {500, 500, 2, 25} // (mm/sec)

#define DEFAULT_MAX_ACCELERATION {9000,9000,10,10000} // X, Y, Z, E maximum start speed for accelerated moves. E default values are good for skeinforge 40+, for older versions raise them a lot.

#define DEFAULT_ACCELERATION 3000 // X, Y, Z and E max acceleration in mm/s^2 for printing moves

#define DEFAULT_RETRACT_ACCELERATION 3000 // X, Y, Z and E max acceleration in mm/s^2 for retracts

#define NUM_AXIS 4 // The axis order in all axis related arrays is X, Y, Z, E

#define HOMING_FEEDRATE {50*60, 50*60, 50, 0} // set the homing speeds (mm/min)

// default settings

#define DEFAULT_AXIS_STEPS_PER_UNIT {80,80,4000,945} // default steps per unit for Maker Farm 8" i3 Prusa {80,80,4000,945}

#define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE {500, 500, 2, 25} // (mm/sec)

#define DEFAULT_MAX_ACCELERATION {9000,9000,10,10000} // X, Y, Z, E maximum start speed for accelerated moves. E default values are good for skeinforge 40+, for older versions raise them a lot.

#define DEFAULT_ACCELERATION 3000 // X, Y, Z and E max acceleration in mm/s^2 for printing moves

#define DEFAULT_RETRACT_ACCELERATION 3000 // X, Y, Z and E max acceleration in mm/s^2 for retracts

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 22, 2014 10:56PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 33 |

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 23, 2014 06:57AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

That is not a solution, that was posted.

3DKarma mentioned speed settings and the post was my setting in marlin for the configuration.h file.

I have the same issue with Sprinter and Repetier firmware, I have also changed the stepper drivers and the stepper motors with no change.

I have also tried printing in Pronterface and Repetier Host but still have no change from the original post problem.

After doing some research I have also tried modifying the marlin firmware to use E_1 pins instead of E_0 but the printer still reacts the same.

it will extrude 5mm and retract 300mm on click but does nothing while printing. I have noticed that the extruder motor is engaged (locked into position) while running but will not rotate.

@3D Karma, is there a setting you could recommend? Thank You.

Using nema 17, 12 volt steppers.

3DKarma mentioned speed settings and the post was my setting in marlin for the configuration.h file.

I have the same issue with Sprinter and Repetier firmware, I have also changed the stepper drivers and the stepper motors with no change.

I have also tried printing in Pronterface and Repetier Host but still have no change from the original post problem.

After doing some research I have also tried modifying the marlin firmware to use E_1 pins instead of E_0 but the printer still reacts the same.

it will extrude 5mm and retract 300mm on click but does nothing while printing. I have noticed that the extruder motor is engaged (locked into position) while running but will not rotate.

@3D Karma, is there a setting you could recommend? Thank You.

Using nema 17, 12 volt steppers.

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 23, 2014 11:18AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

I made a video of the problem and posted it to youtube here: Printer Issue

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 23, 2014 07:03PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 581 |

I had a similar problem and ended up dropping the extruder max speed to 10 to counter it. Yours is currently set at 25:

#define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE {500, 500, 2,**25**} // (mm/sec)

You could try dropping it to 10 and go from there.

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#define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE {500, 500, 2,

You could try dropping it to 10 and go from there.

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Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 23, 2014 08:05PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 24, 2014 01:54AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 231 |

The speeds in the Configuration.h you posted don't look unreasonable. When you are testing printing, is the hotend heated up? The extruder won't turn unless you have reached a safe temperature. Of course that would mean you had it heated up for manual extrude and not heated for test printing, which I don't think is the case. But as you said, the motion is very slow as well. Have you adjusted the voltage on the stepper drivers?

Bruce

Bruce

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 24, 2014 12:50PM |
Registered: 12 years ago Posts: 1,320 |

I repeat - what does your G Code look like? Is it even calling for extrusion. If you are using skeinforge and do not have the dimension plugin enabled, it till generate code for axis movement, but no extrusion. I'm just trying to rule this out before going crazy with settings changes.

The buttons on the pronterface screen have nothing to do with the G Code that is generated by your slicer.

The buttons on the pronterface screen have nothing to do with the G Code that is generated by your slicer.

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 24, 2014 10:30PM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

Here is about 50 lines of gcode

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G1 X95.89 Y95.36 Z2.4 F172.2908

M103

G1 X102.87 Y101.625 Z2.4 F960.0

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 24, 2014 11:50PM |
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Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 25, 2014 01:25AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 7 |

That code was written using Repetier Host and Skeinforge for the slicer, I have tried Slicer in Repetier but it errors out and is unusable.

I'm not familiar with this type of slicing, before this I have only used Makerware for my other Flashforge Replicator Clone.

Is there a Stand alone copy of Slicer that I can use to prep the model?

One would think that this would be a common problem, but oh well.

May I ask where in the code I should be looking for the extrusion settings, in order to tell if it's there or not?

I'm not familiar with this type of slicing, before this I have only used Makerware for my other Flashforge Replicator Clone.

Is there a Stand alone copy of Slicer that I can use to prep the model?

One would think that this would be a common problem, but oh well.

May I ask where in the code I should be looking for the extrusion settings, in order to tell if it's there or not?

Re: Extruder Motor not turning while printing, but works while testing July 25, 2014 02:30AM |
Registered: 10 years ago Posts: 231 |

QuoteColdstone

That code was written using Repetier Host and Skeinforge for the slicer, I have tried Slicer in Repetier but it errors out and is unusable.

I'm not familiar with this type of slicing, before this I have only used Makerware for my other Flashforge Replicator Clone.

Is there a Stand alone copy of Slicer that I can use to prep the model?

One would think that this would be a common problem, but oh well.

May I ask where in the code I should be looking for the extrusion settings, in order to tell if it's there or not?

Here's a snippet of some gcode with extrusion (notice the "E")

G1 X85.576 Y83.731 E1.01695 F1200.000 G1 X87.447 Y82.656 E1.15600 G1 X87.687 Y82.558 E1.17272 G1 X89.693 Y82.027 E1.30645 G1 X89.933 Y81.995 E1.32206 G1 X91.000 Y81.925 E1.39097 G1 X110.055 Y81.994 E2.61900 G1 X110.314 Y82.028 E2.63580 G1 X112.289 Y82.549 E2.76749 G1 X112.532 Y82.647 E2.78435

You can install slic3r standalone, in fact that way you can insure you have the latest version. You can run it by itself, or reconfigure Repetier to use the one you installed instead of the one packaged with RH. You might also look at Cura since it has a very simple interface.

Bruce

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