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by Galadriel
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: First layer weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: First layer weirdness

One thing that I would suggest trying is a bed reconditioning, this will get rid of anything on the PEI sheet that could be inhibiting its adhesive properties as well as add more surface area to the PEI sheet both of which help to improve bed adhesion overall. To recondition your bed get a spray bot...
by Galadriel
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Z Axis Offset Question
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Z Axis Offset Question

The only benefit(ish) to completing the steps through the GLCD vs your computer is that most people find the process a bit more simple and intuitive through the LCD. I generally adjust my Z-Offset in .05 increments, large enough to be noticeable but small enough that your risk of over shooting and a...
by Galadriel
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Wiper Pad Alternatives
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Wiper Pad Alternatives

Thank you for this response, see my question below. Enter that information into your Start Gcode in Slic3r using the following format... I only use Cura. Are the GCode commands the same in Cura? Sorry about that! Those GCode commands will be the same in Cura as they are in Slic3r. Something that mi...
by Galadriel
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Wiper Pad Alternatives
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Wiper Pad Alternatives

Another possibility is that you may simply have a bad thermister -- use an IR thermometer and check that the nozzle temp matches what the firmware is reading. I have a calibrated Fluke contact thermometer. When Cura reports 220C, it reads 195C. This has been true since the Mini was brand new... the...
by Galadriel
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Polydissolve S1 - Total Bust
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Polydissolve S1 - Total Bust

Could you post a couple photos of some failed prints? Getting a good visual is generally pretty helpful in situations like this. I do think it is a bit odd that the filament was brittle enough to snap when you bent it. Do you notice any odd texturing on the PolyDissolve when it is being extruded? Th...
by Galadriel
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Home in Cura is not the same as home using GLCD
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Home in Cura is not the same as home using GLCD

This doesn't sound like normal behavior, it honestly sounds pretty weird, would it be possible for you to take a video of this behavior and post it? My first thought is something software related, some sort of miscommunication between the software and the printer itself. Have you recently updated yo...
by Galadriel
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Taz 6 Probing failed after Arduino Board change.
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Taz 6 Probing failed after Arduino Board change.

It's possible that your X-Axis might not be sitting level, this will cause recurrent probing fails because even though it looks like everything is behaving as it should your toolhead is never actually making contact with the washer and is instead hovering just above the nozzle. We have a guide that ...
by Galadriel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Surface Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Surface Finish

Could you post some photos of the results of your print? Troubleshooting surface quality issues without a visual example can get tricky because of differences in terminology, getting a look at exactly what you are seeing really helps to clear that up.
by Galadriel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Dual Extruder Nozzle Leveling
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: TAZ 5 Dual Extruder Nozzle Leveling

I'm sorry to hear that your hotends aren't level! Here's how to get that fixed up: First turn off the printer and disconnect from power. Then remove the front fan. Then using a 1.5MM allen, loosen the 2 set screws (vertical) that hold the shaft in the heat sink. Then with a metric ruler, measure the...
by Galadriel
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: When to replace the nozzle
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: When to replace the nozzle

It never hurts to do a reconditioning even with a new bed since they have to be handled to get packed so they can have grime and hand oil from that process. Since you have been cleaning the bed between prints that shouldn't be too big of a concern here. Even if they don't show a completed first laye...