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CR-10S Filament Sensor Cable Clip Piggyback Cover

by replayreb Feb 18, 2018
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Thanks for design and modification. Everything worked great until last night when I kept getting the change filament error message. I swapped out the sensor but the same problem occurred. It appears the tension between the filament and the pressure switch on the sensor is not as tight as it should be which is causing the prints to periodically stop.

I'll mess around with spacers, etc. to see if I can get it working consistently. Curious if you or anyone else has experienced the same?

ditto. attempted to just extrude some filament after reading your post and mounting this to my CR-10S. Within seconds the loud beeping started due to it thought there was no filament. Noticed the light inside the senor would keep flashing if I manually pushed some thru. Any fixes/suggestions? Hate to have to tear it apart and reassemble the stock parts in order to print up a new part! j/k Great mod though, I'll work with it till it's right.

Might have solved it but then again I might have disabled it now! I took the top off and wanted to see if I had clearance to move the sensor towards the filament. There is so I reassembled it and then slightly pushed the wires into the holder while tightening the screws. It's printing now.

I'll swap filament after this and see if it's pushed in too far.

amster - I removed the top also and wedged an inch or so piece of filament along the top channel to better position the sensor. It worked great for a few weeks but then I mysteriously started to get filament jams in the bowden tube. I'm fairly certain it's unrelated but for the time being I have the sensor out with some tape wrapped around it to keep things humming.

The other problem I had was when the filament actually ran out. With this design, there is no room to pull out the stub piece and I had to disconnect the bowden tube to remove it. I later learned I could start a new reel with the new filament bumped up against the old as Iong as the sensor had pressure.

One problem swapped for another!

Nice design. Printed very nicely on my CR-10s.
What screws do you use for the filament sensor cover? My printer has 3 screws and this design uses 4.
Also, do you need to tap some threads into the PLA for the boudin tube brass fitting?

HI thanks. I used 3M x 8mm screws for the cover and the brass fitting threaded itself when I screwed it in. I don't recall it taking too much torque to do so.

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Have you printed TPU with it?

No, not yet but Mr. Falkenstein's design seems very similar to this one so perhaps it will work.

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Actually it's exactly the same! I bet it would work with TPU. He just took that extruder design and married it to the filament sensor box. Now I wonder who designed the filament sensor box? lol