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bolsoncerrado
06-05-2017, 03:02 PM
So i've been experiencing this issue with a particular Cube and a particular spool of filament...

http://i.imgur.com/aDZ3BSG.jpg?1



First I cleaned up the nozzle as much as I could and reinstalled (left). Same issue.

Then I installed a different nozzle (clean one, on the right). Same issue.


As you can (sort of) see here, filament comes out "sparkling", aka full of .... holes? brittle?!

http://i.imgur.com/5bJzFEM.jpg

(PFTE just added for autofocus sake!)


So where I reside there's not that much humidity and I've faced this issue after 3yr+ of printing, so I don't think its due to humidity, but I still need to try with a different spool.


Just wanted to hear opinions on it?


Ideas?


Thanks!

TommyDee
06-05-2017, 03:38 PM
Is the filament particularly hard to feed through the driver cogs?

This is what my silver WYZ filament did... and strained the heck out of the driver motor.
That is where the modified cog came from.

bolsoncerrado
06-05-2017, 04:05 PM
Not particularly this one, no. It feeds normal but behaves weird on the exit. Anyhow I just tried another spool and it's ok now. Wotta weirdo.

pcr150
06-06-2017, 07:42 PM
I have a roll of PLA from MakerGeeks that does the same thing on my Anet A8. Was going to try to stick it in the oven for a while to see if it needed to be dried out but it was like this straight out of a vacuum sealed bag from the manufacture.

bolsoncerrado
06-06-2017, 11:32 PM
Perhaps its true and it got too much moisture although as I said ive had older spools than this (this may have 6mo since opened and i've had 3yo spools open printing without issues) but each brand, each spool is unique, as it seems.

TommyDee
06-07-2017, 12:05 AM
They cannot suck up that much moisture.
There is a limit where the material is considered "saturated".

Call it what it is... junk.
I always call for refunds when people send me junk.