Okay stuck again for some reason extruder is not feeding filament

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(James Sinnott) #1

Okay stuck again for some reason extruder is not feeding filament

(Arthur Wolf) #2

What’s going on exactly. Is they extruder’s motor not turning ?

(James Sinnott) #3

Okay here is the best explanation. The extruder motor on the printer is not turning so I hooked up another stepper motor I had and it din’t respond. I used the code to disable waiting for hot end to heat and allowed the hotend to come to temp. Out of frustration I re hooked up my RAMPS board and it turns the extruder. Sooo help me @Arthur_Wolf

(Arthur Wolf) #4

Hey.

So your extruder motor is not turning, even if you connect another stepper motor ? Did it use to work before ?

Cheers.

(James Sinnott) #5

I don’t think it ever did I just wasn’t sure if it was a firmware setting. Can I use extruder 2 by itself and how do I configure firmware. Just to check if it’s the driver?

(Arthur Wolf) #6

You just need to change the step/direction/enable pins for your extruder module in config, set the current for the epsilon driver, and plug the motor into the 5th motor driver.
http://smoothieware.org/3d-printer-guide should have most of the info.