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Cleaning the bowden tube

LARGE VOLUME series 3D Printer

PRO series 3D printer

DESK series 3D printer

LARGE VOLUME series

Particles in the Bowden tubes can impede smooth movement of the filament. Clean the Bowden tubes at least once a month, or after experiencing an issue with filament grinding. To clean the Bowden tubes, they must first be removed from the printer.

Unload the filament first , read how to in de unload the filament guide

Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location.

Press Macro > Maintenance

You can alternatively also use PTFE to grease between the magnet and balls.

Remove the blue clip (if present) from the print head

Press the black ring (pneufit) down with your finger and pull the tube upwards away from the print head.

Press the black ring (pneufit) on the feeder/extruder motor and pull out the tube.

Cut off a small piece of sponge or ball up a piece of tissue. Insert this into the feeder end of the Bowden tube and push it all the way through the tube with a length of the filament. Place the tube back in the printer, watch the correct sides of the tube on the correct spots in the printer/print head. (slightly chamfered outside is the print head side of the tube)

 

DESK series

Particles in the Bowden tubes can impede smooth movement of the filament. Clean the Bowden tubes at least once a month, or after experiencing an issue with filament grinding. To clean the Bowden tubes, they must first be removed from the printer.

Unload the filament first , read how to in de unload the filament guide

Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location.

Press Macro > Maintenance

Remove the blue clip (if present) from the print head

 

Press the black ring (pneufit) down with your finger and pull the tube upwards away from the print head

Press the black ring (pneufit) on the feeder/extruder motor and pull out the tube.

 

Cut off a small piece of sponge or ball up a piece of tissue. Insert this into the feeder end of the Bowden tube and push it all the way through the tube with a length of the filament. Place the tube back in the printer, watch the correct sides of the tube on the correct spots in the printer/print head. (slightly chamfered outside is the print head side of the tube)

 

PRO series T850P only

Particles in the Bowden tubes can impede smooth movement of the filament. Clean the Bowden tubes at least once a month, or after experiencing an issue with filament grinding. To clean the Bowden tubes, they must first be removed from the printer.

Unload the filament first , read how to in de unload the filament guide

Lower the print head by moving the printer to the maintenance location.

Press Macro > Maintenance

Remove the blue clip (if present) from the print head

Press the black ring (pneufit) down with your finger and pull the tube upwards away from the print head.

Remove the front air diffuser panel by clicking the clips to the outside.

Press the black ring (pneufit) on the feeder/extruder motor and pull out the tube.

Cut off a small piece of sponge or ball up a piece of tissue. Insert this into the feeder end of the Bowden tube and push it all the way through the tube with a length of the filament. Place the tube back in the printer, watch the correct sides of the tube on the correct spots in the printer/print head. (slightly chamfered outside is the print head side of the tube