Unclog and/or clean your MakerGear hot end.
The Cold Pull Method is an effective method for cleaning your MakerGear hot end. It is especially helpful when changing type or color of filament as well as preventing clogs.
The Cold Pull method's purpose is to remove foreign matter or old filament from the hot end use a combination of heat and force.
Open your printer's OctoPrint interface and click on the 'Temperature' Tab. In the Temperature tab, heat your hotend to print temperature for your material by selecting the material from the drop-down menu next.
Click on the 'Control' tab and extrude 25 mm of filament.
Go back to the 'Temperature' Tab and turn the hot-end off. Wait for your hot end to cool down to room temperature (~25 C).
Once you have reached room temperature, heat the hot end to 10 degrees above the transition temperature of the filament. (80 for PLA and 120 for ABS).
Step 6Once you are at the target temperature, go to the Terminal tab and type
(this allows the printer to extrude with the hot end above 60 degrees and is only a temporary change).
Retract 150 mm of filament, then gently remove it from the filament drive.
For maximum effectiveness you may need to repeat the process more than once.