- November 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm #20442
I am using simplify3d and have been printing successfully for several weeks. Today my printer stopped mid-print due to a max temp error. I looked at the temperature plot an there was a huge spike out of no where. My thermister does not appear damaged. Any clue as to whats happening? Now when I go to print the error occurs before the skirt is even finished. Everything was purchased from vicious by the way. Thanks in advance!November 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm #20480
If you have not changed anything in the firmware (in terms of thermal runaway or thermistor settings, probably a damaged thermistor wire or it’s connection to RAMPS.I always have spare thermistor and hot end cartridges in times like this 🙂November 2, 2016 at 6:42 pm #20489
Well if I am going to have to replace the thermister and hot end should I look for an upgrade? Does anyone have experience with the E3d V6 hotend? It would be nice to mess around with the exotic materials.November 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm #20538
It sounds like your thermistor wire might have broken somewhere. Check the resistance, if it is 0 then the wire broke, it should be near 100kohm. Should be a simple fix. If the thermistor did die, they are about $1 to replace.November 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm #20542
yep, thermistors in Amazon are dime a dozen.
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