Until Friday of last week, I have been having a blast with the TAZ 5, but since then, not so much. I changed out to try and print a HIPS print. I preheated to the proper temps. The print began okay, but when I checked it Saturday, the printer had jammed. So I got it extruding again, printed the bed level file from the SD card and restarted the print. It quit/jammed after about 30 min.
The hobbled bolt is grinding the filament which means, I guess, that the hot end is clogged. So I switched back to ABS and tried to load it up. I got some of the stuck HIPS to extrude, but then it stopped. The hobbled bolt is now grinding the ABS. What is worse is that I now cannot get the ABS back out! It is stuck in there like it has been stuck in a vise!
And yes, the tension bolts are loose. The filament went down past the heat sink, but doesn’t appear to be going below that. Any ideas?