The extruder motor has stopped working

If your 3D printer’s extruder motor has stopped working, there could be several causes behind this problem. Here are some checks and possible solutions:

CABLE NOT CONNECTED PROPERLY:

  • Make sure the extruder motor cable is properly connected to the MODU connector. A loose or disconnected cable can cause the motor to malfunction.

MATERIAL TOO SOFT:

  • It is important to make sure that the material has the right consistency. If the printing material is too soft, it tends to rise up the extruder and enter the motor, damaging it.
  • Also check that the air pressure is not excessively high for the consistency of the dough used.

CHECKING THE OPERATION OF THE ENGINE:

  • Try removing the extruder shell to access the extruder motor.
  • Check to see if the motor is moving manually. If the motor appears to be working properly without the body, there may be some dry or clogged material in the extruder that is preventing proper screw movement.
  •  If this occurs, clean the extruder thoroughly.

ENGINE REPLACEMENT:

  • If you are unable to get the extruder motor to work despite testing and cleaning, the motor itself may need to be replaced.
  • Contact WASP Technical Support to find out how to proceed