Cleaning the Ultimaker Original feeder

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After a lot of printing, the knurled wheel in the material feeder can accumulate small filament particles. The knurled wheel can easily be taken out and cleaned. It is recommended to check and clean the feeder once a year, or when you experience extrusion problems.

Follow the steps in the tabs below:

Unload material Remove feeder gear Cleaning Reassembly

First, unload the filament from the printer:

  • Heat up the nozzle via the UltiController menu
  • Open the feeder by pulling the lever upwards
  • Pull the material through the Bowden tube and out of the feeder

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The feeder is now clean and reinstalled, so you can continue with your next print!

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