Load / unload Filament



  • load filament is stuck on "tool0 to load filament" and I can't raise the temperature above 200 even with G10 P0 R140 S245How to turn it off and get rid of it.. I reloaded all the config files from scratch and it's still there . Cycled power, run every command I can think of and it's still therein the dashboard -tools section . Do I or can I clear the ROM?
    FIRMWARE_VERSION: 2.04RC1 to RC4. I'll try going back to 2.03 Duet2
    Thank you
    Doug



  • Try clicking on the tool name, above and separate from the "load filament". The whole area representing that tool should change its highlighting (greyness) level. Click multiple times until it looks "un" selected.

    That may or may not help.



  • Also, try entering T-1 in either the console or top command area. This forces un-select of all currently selected tools.



  • Okay I went back to 2.03 and I can get above 220c, way above, it just runs away. Tried to run a PID tune and it failed because it couldn't reach temperature. Tomorrow I'll wipe everything out and start from scratch like a new setup .
    Thanks
    Doug



  • Frustrating! Best of luck...



  • I tried using this feature a while back and found it frustrating and confusing.
    Since then I just created two macros inside a new folder called Filament. The macros contain my own scripts for loading filament, unloading filament and colour change.
    For me, this works far better and I understand completely how they work because I created them.



  • @chas2706 I know it's been a while, but if you didn't mind sharing your load and unload macros, that'd be great. The filament management, in my opinion, is a weak point of the interface.

    I get what they were going for but it's a step too far. Simpler is better here.



  • @rschlachter said in Load / unload Filament:

    I know it's been a while, but if you didn't mind sharing your load and unload macros, that'd be great. The filament management, in my opinion, is a weak point of the interface.

    No problem. Glad to help you out.
    These particular ones are for my Ender 3 pro so the feed lengths relate to the Bowden tube length.

    Load_ABS.g
    ; Feed 350mm of filament, extrude 50mm then clean nozzle

    M83 ; relative extrude
    T0 ; activate extruder
    G28

    G1 Z150 F1000 ; Move nozzle to front and lower bed for clearance

    M109 S200 ; Heat nozzle to 190 and wait

    M291 P"Feeding filament..." S0 T2 ; Display new message
    G1 E360 F2000 ; feed 360mm of filament
    M400 ; wait for current moves to finish

    M291 P"Extruding the last 80mm of filament..." S0 T2 ; Display new message
    G1 E80 F200 ; extrude slowly 80mm of filament

    M291 P"Remove waste from Nozzle..." R"Cleaning" S2 ; Display new message

    G10 S0 ; Turn off the heater
    M291 P"Finished" S0 T2 ; Display new message
    ; Play a tune
    ;M98 P/macros/Music/Vader.g

    Unload_PLA.g
    ; Unload filament macro

    M83 ; relative extrude
    T0 ; activate extruder
    G28

    G1 Z150 F500 ; Raise Z for clearance
    M109 S190 ; Heat nozzle to 190 and wait

    M291 P"Unloading filament..." S0 T2 ; Display new message
    G1 H1 E-60 F300 ; unload first 60mm of filament
    M400 ; wait for current moves to finish
    G1 H1 E-365 F1000 ; unload remaining 365mm of filament
    G10 S0 ; Turn off the heater

    M291 P"Finished" S0 T2 ; Display new message

    ...and finally
    Colour_Change.g
    ; Macro to semi automate filament colour change

    M83 ; relative extrude
    G1 Z110 ; Lift Z for clearance

    M291 P"Unloading filament" R"Colour Change" S0 T3 ; Display new message

    G1 H1 E-60 F300 ; unload first 60mm of filament
    M400 ; wait for current moves to finish
    G1 H1 E-365 F2000 ; unload remaining 365mm of filament

    M291 P"Remove old filament and insert new" R"Colour Change" S2 ; Wait for Acknowledge

    M291 P"Feeding new filament..." S0 T3 ; Display new message

    G1 E365 F2000 ; feed 365mm of filament
    M400 ; wait for current moves to finish
    G1 E130 F300 ; extrude slowly 130mm of filament

    M291 P"Remove waste from Nozzle..." R"Colour Change" S2 ; Wait for Acknowledge

    M291 P"Back to print!" R"Colour Change" S0 T3 ; Display new message
    M24 ; Resume print
    ; Play a tune
    ;M98 P/macros/Music/

    Hope these are of use.


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