I’ve been printing for a few years now with my Taz 5. I know, I’m still using the old model, but it’s done everything I need it to do and more and I haven’t yet felt the need to upgrade.
However, I’ve encountered a new issue with my PLA prints. I was printing off a helmet for my nephew from a 1kg spool of transparent PLA. The helmet came out great, but when I began to print a second, the filament stopped extruding. I have about a third left of the 1kg PLA on my spool which is more than enough to cover the print, but the darn thing won’t extrude.
I also had difficulty removing the PLA from the extruder. It didn’t come out as easily as it did before, but I had to put a little effort into it. I checked the tool head for clogs or jams and it was clear. I cut off a fresh end and was able to get it to extrude for only two layers before it stopped again. I increased the temperature by 5 degrees from 205 to 210 just to see if that would help the flow, but the same issues occurred.
The PLA spool is only four days out of the vacuum sealed package at the time writing this post.
I thought at first that my tool head has gone, but it still works like new when I print with ABS.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to why I’m having this issue? Any help would be appreciated.