So I’m on my third or fourth non-octopus print, and 80% of the way through a 7-hour print it goes haywire, and starts laying filament all over the place. I cancel and restart everything, and when it goes to clean the print head it drops down on the cleaning pad, and just wiggles in one spot. It then acts like it’s going to do the bed leveling process, but moves VERY slowly side to side, and ends up above the BED, well short of the front left corner disk.
Because of this, it starts traveling down to find the conductive surface but since it never finds the disk, it hits the bed and begins pressing into it - so I immediately stopped it all before it damages anything else.
It appears to me that the product no longer moves freely from side to side…shouldn’t I get more than 3 or 4 prints out of a machine before it needs service? I am thinking that I need it to be serviced, but should I just return it for a refund? I will confess that I am not interested in the internal workings of the product – I bought this specific model because it was supposed to be easy to use so I wouldn’t have to be rebuilding it constantly. If this product isn’t consumer ready and is more about people who want to fiddle and hack their printers, then I was told the wrong things and need to get something else.