First time poster. I tried searching archives for similar question, but couldn’t find an answer. Perhaps I am using incorrect terms.
On most of my prints, occasionally the print head will just stop moving for 10 sec, 30 sec, or perhaps longer. During this time, I can’t see that it is doing anything. The head temp will be at target goal. Then, suddenly the print will continue. Does anyone know what causes this?
The reason it is a problem is because filament will continue to ooze out of the hot end. And when the print head eventually moves on, it leaves behind a blob of extra filament. And the next many millimeters “downstream” are under-extruded, because that amount of filament already leaked out. See photo showing how the blob ruins a gear (unless I can successfully trim the excess off)
I am printing from a Mac via USB. Could this be that the communication stream from the Mac was interrupted for some reason? It would seem odd to me that there would be such a long delay. How would I go about tracking this down? Has anyone else experienced this?