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Matthew Timbs
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Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

New Mini+, arrived yesterday.  It's making an odd clicky noise when the filament retracts.  on smooth long runs it's pretty much silent until the filament pulls back.  I've tried adjusting tension (both with filament loaded and without).  Any advice?

See movie:

clicky clikcy

Posted : 18/05/2021 3:06 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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RE: Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

Adjust the idler screw.  That should fix it.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 23/05/2021 3:28 am
Matthew Timbs
(@matthew-timbs)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

@cwbullet

Tried that, no amount of adjusting seems to help.

Posted : 24/05/2021 12:37 pm
Manuel Vanheckje
(@manuel-vanheckje)
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RE: Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

I have te same problem. I recognize the sound from the video. Clicking only happens when retracting. One week of prints without any hitches and from yesterday this sound. I already cleaned the extruder (no large bits of filament were found, only a bit of filament dust). Screwing around with the idler tension screw seems to have no effect. 
I hope that someone wil come up with a possible solution.

Regards
Manuel

Posted : 26/05/2021 9:30 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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RE: Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

Then, I would contact support via eShop Chat.  

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 26/05/2021 10:42 am
Manuel Vanheckje
(@manuel-vanheckje)
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RE: Extruder makes a clicking noise when retracting filament

According to the support chat it is normal that retracting makes some of these noises (not a grinding sound, just a click when the wheels change direction). I put some grease on the cogweel teeth (the grease that came in the spare parts) and no more clicking noise! 

Posted : 26/05/2021 4:31 pm
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