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Run Out Sensor (How to Actually use It)
Ive been playing with the resume features of the A5 over the last few days, resuming from power outage and also when your spool gets empty. Its that second one that seems....weird I guess.
So when your filament runs out, the printer lets off an ear piercing shriek and prompts you to insert new filament, which I did, only to find the motor controlling it just clicked. I figured it was due to the old filament still sticking out the end of the Bowden tube so the new one wasn't lined up correctly and wasn't able to make its way into the Bowden tube.
Basically, once the machine realises the filament has ran out, the end of it is already past the drive gear and you cant feed in new filament. I ended up removing the Bowden tube, shoving a Allen key up there to force it out of the extruder so I had 10mm of empty space in the Bowden, then manually fed filament through, inserted it into the free space in the Bowden tube, re-secured it in its connector and resumed the print.
Is this the correct way of doing this procedure? it seems rather convoluted. I don't plan on running out of filament on a regular basis, I was just testing the system out, but just good to know for if it happens in the future.