Did you get this figured out? Which Bailey extruder system do you have?
We have 3 extruders in my studio - manual Bailey wall mount, free-standing Bailey pneumatic, and a custom 14" hydraulic extruder.
Does your extruder function without any clay in it? Obviously it should.
If it's the pneumatic extruder - you have to press the foot pedal and let air through in order to see any reading on the regulator.
I don't really know how you can jam up a manual extruder unless the plunger gets stuck/wedged from an object or misalignment.
Soft clay is the key to getting clay to come out, less resistance for certain shapes. Lubricating with water on the clay/in the hopper helps tremendously. Bailey recommends spraying WD-40 on the wood die plates when you first start using them, i've noticed it help slightly. Beveled edges seem to help on some shapes too.
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