I’ve had my Taz 6 about a year now and been printing with it very successfully for most of that time. Now I’m unable to print more than a few layers before the filament stops feeding and the hobbed bolt just grinds a notch in the filament.
This started when one of the “prongs” on my idler arm broke. I started getting some stripping on the filament, so I had a buddy print me a new “Beefy Idler”. The filament still wouldn’t feed consistently, so I decided I had a clogged nozzle. Did a bunch of cold pulls that looked like there was some trash in the nozzle head. Pulled the nozzle off, cleaned it, put it back on, but I’m still getting the same issues.
I thought maybe the new idler was too tight, so I’ve tried it looser and tighter and nothing is working. I know the nozzle isn’t jammed as I can manually feed filament and it’s coming out straight and clean (no curling at all). Cold pulls look clean as well.
The PLA I’m using is Inland 3mm. Nozzle temp is 205. I gone through 14-15 spools of this filament before I started having these issues. Any ideas of where I should look next?