Now and then we have had situations when the printer for some unknown reason pause in the middle of a print. I have searched for reasons and there are some. For example friction in the feeder, nozzle problem, rats nest in the wheel.
But I do not intend to go into finding the reason for the problem, especially since the pause can also be by design if Robox detects an end of filament and request a replacement wheel.
Instead I want to look into what can happen if the printer stand in pause for a long time such might happen if I print a 10+ hours print. Obviously it is not possible to have a constant watch of the printer, it must be able to take a reasonable care of it self. Last week this happened at an overnight print resulting in that the printer stood for many hours with constant heated printer head. We have tried a purge and even to follow the instructions from a previous tech support issue but it is impossible to feed out the filament. It is stuck and the printer head probably destroyed.
So why, WHY does the printer pause in and endless time with full heat? If it detects any situation there a pause is needed, why just not cool down after a few minutes? Actually, why at all stay heated, it shouldn't be any problem to reheat at the time of resume.
This topic was modified 2 months ago by Bengt
Posted : 3rd August 2020 10:06 am