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    New Ender 3 Neo: stops extruding filament halfway through

    Hi, everyone! I'm running into some challenges getting my Ender 3 v2 Neo up and running. I've never successfully completed a whole print. What's happening:It prints a great base layer, good adhesion. It prints about half successfully. Then, it suddenly stops pushing out filament. The extruder wheel is spinning, so it's trying. But, almost nothing is coming out. When I pulled out the filament, I noticed there is a narrow section about 3 inches from the end of the filament. It's as though that portion is melting or being stretched out before it gets to the tip of the nozzle.

    Video: https://youtube.com/shorts/sj_KCvZ91eo?feature=share
    Photo of filament: https://www.dunawaysmith.com/assets/3Dprinting/print-filament-dip.jpg
    Photo of half print: https://www.dunawaysmith.com/assets/...print-base.jpg

    What I've done so far:
    -Leveled several times
    -Adjusted the z-index several times
    -Checked for clogs (none exist = when I manually feed, the filament comes out perfectly)
    -Calibrated the e-steps
    -Adjusted speed down from 100% to 90%
    -Tried printing a known good model (the included rabbit model)
    -Reformatted the SD card and rebuilt the gcode files

    I'm at a loss. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help!
    Last edited by clkwrkbrd; 04-28-2024 at 12:48 PM.

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    Could be......

    Extruder gears clogged with filament from grinding the filament.
    Extruder tension needs increasing but not if it's grinding filament.
    Filament route has too much friction or tight spot.
    Filament trapped under windings on spool..

    I think I saw a video by Chep on Youtube about extruder tension arm problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeracer2020 View Post
    Could be......Extruder gears clogged with filament from grinding the filament.Extruder tension needs increasing but not if it's grinding filament.Filament route has too much friction or tight spot.Filament trapped under windings on spool..I think I saw a video by Chep on Youtube about extruder tension arm problems.
    Thank you! That's helpful.My extruder is brand new, so I'm not sure if a clog is possible, but I'll look/clean. Also, just looking at the dip in the filament, it looks like melting, rather than grinding. Regardless, I'll do some more youtubing and search for that Chep video you mentioned. I'm thinking it may be a combo of heat creep and tension issues.

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