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Or not, in my case. A while ago I tried another brand of filament and the quality of the prints quickly degraded to a point where the printer only produced garbage.

The problem was layer cohesion. The objects that were printed became weak and brittle because the layers would separate if you applied only a small force to them. Sometimes entire layers were so weak that the object would already break apart during printing. That happened to a 15 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm case for some circuit boards and not a tiny antenna for one of my models.

Last sunday it took apart the printing head, cleaned everything and replaced the nozzle with a new one. The result is a little better, but still far from good. The object is still too brittle, layers are still too shoddy and messy because of the plastic that comes off right after printing.

Now everything points to the extruder. It looks like it's not able to push the filament ahead constantly and strongly enough anymore. It looked good when I cleaned it. There was not much dirt in there and the parts looked like new. Nothing looked damaged or worn out.

There was an incident when the filament had sprung off the spool, wrapped itself firmly around the spool holder and the extruder tried to pull it in anyway. Maybe the motor was damaged by that. Let's see if I can get it as a replacement part, otherwise I will have to replace the entire printing head. At least I already know where to get that.

Any ideas how I could learn more about what's going on? The motor seems to be working, but that does not mean that it really is ok, as the bad prints show.
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