Hi I have an Ender 5 + upgraded last year to the direct drive.
Woke this morning to several hours of air printing…
Printer has been printing great and pretty much non-stop for a few weeks now. I’ve had the direct drive for almost a year and its been working well. The drive does not seem to be feeding properly. I removed the filament, tried feeding it and it seems to be slipping…sometimes its catching but sometimes nothing feeds.
Manually extruded a bit with back pressure on filament . Any thoughts?
Not a clog…flows well with manual pressure…
My thought is a stripped gear? Its been working so well could some part have come loose?
Sorry been away a bit…It will feed if i add a little pressure to the filament as its loading but it wont otherwise…I fed through about a foot of cleaning filament as well to get any small bits…fed easily and came out clean after a little bit…I am gonna watch that video again on tension and see if perhaps thats it…i suppose with a lot of printing it could loosen?