Finally got it working!!!!  

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apromain
(@apromain)
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After 6 months of trial and error (on and off), I have finally managed to complete the 5 colour Benchy with handles.

I hope someone else can benefit from my findings, so here is what I did differently.  Please note, my MMU2S is completely stock, no mods.

1. I used Prusament in all 5 positions.  I like the consistency, finish, and accuracy of it. Besides, if it won't work with Prusa's own filament, what chance does anything else have!

2. 4 cooling moves

3. 220 degrees on all filaments

4. Ramming speed as illustrated :

5. Better PFTE tubing (more slippery, slightly larger internal diameter, and a little stiffer) between the selector and extruder.

I had 2 stoppages, once when the 2nd filament loaded for the first time (due to a bad tip left from a previous failed print), and once due to stringing from the 5th filament clogging the selector.  That only happened once.  Not sure how a calculated 23hr print took 30hrs though!  If I charge £400 per Benchy I can make a living doing this!

I hope this helps someone.

Posted : 19/01/2020 6:44 pm
apromain
(@apromain)
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...edit: PTFE, NOT PFTE!!!!  Typo!

Posted : 19/01/2020 8:38 pm
wpegden
(@wpegden)
Trusted Member

Where did you get this alternative tubing?

 

Now that I have things working well, most of my MMU2S fails are first change fails; I'm beginning to get in the habit of double-checking the tips before starting a print.

Posted : 20/01/2020 2:22 am
apromain
(@apromain)
Trusted Member

@wpegden

 

I got this PTFE from Amazon, seems to work a charm.....

Hope this helps 🙂

Posted : 20/01/2020 6:07 pm
nikolai.r
(@nikolai-r)
Noble Member

@apromain

I'm glad you found a solution for you. Your settings are creating thick filament tip. Bigger PTFE tube is a must in this case (for everybody who wants to try same setup).

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Posted : 20/01/2020 6:23 pm
c.traher
(@c-traher)
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So I am not one for posting in forums- in fact this is my very first post:-). I have been using the MK3S printer since April last year and decided that I would add the MMU2S. I have done may hours of reading and watching YouTube videos so I knew what I was potentially getting in to. The MMU 2S arrived about three two weeks ago. Assembly went well and I must have double checked everything at least 5 times (or so I thought)

I have to say this was going to be my very first attempt a MM colour printing:-).

The day came to try my first first print of the Prusa  GCode lizard. I did first layer calibration on every colour and started the print. All went well for about 30mins then filaments started to get stuck, not loading or unloading properly. So I spent a couple of hours looking at the gears and found I had not aligned one of the gears exactly right(this even after checking several times:-) ). I  changed out the PTFE tube from the MMU2S to the extruder for a 2.5mm ID tube Also played around with the idler setting screws on the idler body. I my case I found that  using Prusa's advice of screwing the screws down to 'just under the surface of the printed part' did not work for my printer. I found I had to tighten the screws down to about 1mm  below the printed part. I was well please when I re-started everything and all filaments loaded and unloaded as they should. The print completed without further interactions from myself. I then loaded up both benchy prints and they both printed out without intervention and for my final test I printed out Bob the minion which I found on Thingyverse. Sliced it with Prusa Slicer and after 40hrs of printing non-stop with no interventions from myself  I have a great Bob the minion. What I then did was to mark the inside of the idler screw holes with a fine black tip marker- so that when the time comes to open up and clean things I will be able to set the screws exactly where they need to be.

In my particular case I can honestly say I am very happy with the MMU2S as it has, so far, worked fine for me

Posted : 04/02/2020 11:17 am
rafel.m
(@rafel-m)
New Member

@c-traher

Where to buy this 2.5mm  (ID) PTFE ?

Thanks 

Posted : 06/02/2020 6:57 pm
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