Extruder motor - Has clicking sounds

  • When printing, the extruder motor has a clicking sound and it is very repetitive - about every 2 - 3 seconds and it looks like the drive sprocket bounces back slightly with each click. Print is not coming out very well. Any thoughts? Thanks

  • Sounds like it's grinding the filament. Could be a ton of things but the most common ones are:

    • Clog in hotend/nozzle
    • Extruder tension not right (could be too tight or too loose)
    • Extruder motor current too low
    • Hotend not hot enough
    • Trying to extrude too fast

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