Filament Tension Adjustment
I'm having a terrible time adjusting the tension on my i3mk3s I'm using hatch box pla at 215 nozzle and 40 bed
no matter how much or little I adjust the setscrew, it won't properly feed the filament
I need assistance on the proper procedure to set it so my filament flows
I've changed the nozzle My printer is a month old
Maybe I'm too old !
I am 65... is that old enough?
without filament in the extruder, I loosen the tension screw until there is no tension on the screw, then I tighten the screw until I just feel the tension cause the screw to be a tiny bit tougher to turn, and leave it at that.
I then load the filament and print to my hearts content.
I use Hatchbox PLA, PETg, and ABS all the time. I've found that the 'sweet spot' for tension is with the head of the screw just slightly below the surface of the extruder. It's pretty much a set-and-forget adjustment once it's dialed in. I find that it rarely, if ever, needs to be adjusted for such things as filament brand and type.
And don't worry about age! I'm older than Joan. I'm retired and use 3d printing mostly for model railroading.
Well I'm 75
I've tried all the methods that I received, none work. If I apply manual downward pressure on the filament it comes out fine.
What else could I be missing ?
Open to all suggestions - I just ordered a new spring but I don't know the size of the screw.
the screw on the tension sprocket was a little loose - tightened it and all in ok in the world except for:::::
did a full calibration and now the Z (set to zero) is still to low
how do I raise it ??
if there is a gap between the nozzle and the build plate. Adjusting the live Z to a negative value will reduce the size of the gap.
The printer will not go into positive values