Extruder heater capping out at 210

  • I'm sure this is a setting I've missed somewhere. I just don't have enough time to keep hunting on my own.

    My extruder caps out at 210 degrees when running a print file. Max temp is set at 285 for an E3d v6. It's been auto tuned. It responds correctly manually through the web interface or the g-console. I'm using repetier host, and it's set to use a temp of 265 for ABS. But every time, the extruder stops at 210 and it attempts to print without being hot enough to extrude.

    This is my first print since swapping from the base Anet board where the files worked correctly with these settings. So I'm sure I must be missing something. But I can't figure out where it is.

  • Just to clarify, you get beyond 210C via console or web ui?

    To clarify further, what happens when the heater reaches 210C? Do you get a heater fault, or does the temperature just not raise beyond that?

    It might help if you shared your config.g and a sample gcode file that exhibits this issue. It could be something weird in your start gcode (slicer specific) or your config.g (e.g., a conservative M143 setting) ...

  • At 210 the heater just stops going up. It remains stable at that temperature. And the correct temperatures can be controlled manually through console or web without issue.

    I have tracked it to the software. I finally tried a completely new program. The g-code it outputs results in the correct set temperature being reached.

    I found that and the broken g-code just before I checked back here. I don't know why the software is suddenly malfunctioning. But apparently it is. The temp is set at 210. So the hardware is responding correctly and it's apparently not a configuration setting like I was afraid it was going to be.

    ;Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 15.01
    ; Default start code
    G28 ; Home extruder
    G1 Z15 F100
    M107 ; Turn off fan
    G90 ; Absolute positioning
    M82 ; Extruder in absolute mode
    M190 S50
    ; Activate all used extruder
    M104 T0 S210
    G92 E0 ; Reset extruder position
    ; Wait for all used extruders to reach temperature
    M109 T0 S210
    ;Layer count: 298

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