I’m having an issue with my first-gen Mini. It often stops feeding filament before finishing a print. Usually within an hour or two of starting. There is a bite out of the filament made by the feeder grinding against it when this happens. However, I am able to extrude the filament freely by hand… And everything starts out fine again the next time I try the print.
There is also an occasional knock that I am hearing. I believe it’s when retracting. I don’t remember hearing this before updating Cura and firmware a few days ago when this all started.
Previous to updating Cura and my firmware, I was not having any issues. I had just completed several prints (including a big 14.5hr print with the same filament (eSun PLA+) and the same printing profile (Verbatim PLA w/ tree supports).
This is happening with both of my spools/colors of eSun PLA+… “Standard” and “High Detail”… The print quality seems about the same as it was before the problem started.
I think the feeder tension (idler?) may have been a little weak but tightening it didn’t seem to help. I’m not seeing any drops in temp when this happens and my fan is running… Can’t help but think it has to do with the firmware update(?)
When leveling the bed, I hear some light clicking as the tip is touching the sensor. It doesn’t seem to be pressing hard though(??) .I’m pretty sure before updating my firmware, it was just a really quick touch against the sensors… Home position now has the bed all the way out instead of in now too, fwiw.
This is my first issue EVER with my Mini and it’s killing me Any suggestions appreciated