How to empty the CFS mesh tube

Cleaning the Continuous Feeding mesh tube is a crucial procedure to keep the printer functioning properly. Here’s how to do this:

  • TURN OFF THE MACHINE: Make sure the printer is completely turned off before starting the cleaning process.
  • DISCONNECT THE MESH TUBE: With the machine turned off, disconnect the mesh tube connecting the extruder to the Continuous Feeding System. Place the hose outlet inside a bucket to catch any residue.
  • CONNECT THE ADAPTER TO THE PRESSURE WASHER: To clean the inside of the hose, use the supplied adapter to connect the mesh hose to a pressure washer.
  • Using the Pressure Washer: With the pressure washer, let all residual material out of the bucket. Be sure to purge any remaining residue with water for a thorough cleaning.
  • ALTERNATIVE WITHOUT PRESSURE WASHER: If you do not have a pressure washer, you can use a long metal bar with a smaller diameter inside the netted pipe. Apply a small wet rag to the tip of the bar to best bleed and avoid damage to the interior walls.
  • WASP RECOMMENDATION: Cleaning with a pressure washer is considered more effective and safer, and is the procedure recommended by WASP.

Be sure to do this regularly, preferably when the material is still soft just after printing, to keep the system in top condition and prevent clogging or malfunctioning.