I was getting extremely poor results out of my printer when I bought it used (barely) a few weeks ago. I’ve read countless hours of thread on here and other forums to try and figure this out. It came down to me thinking I need to adjust my steps for, essentially, everything.
I followed the eSteps advice from another thread and did the 100mm extrusion and adjustment process, with the feed slowed down to 40% of the firmware default. Made some changes (789.3 steps per mm) and got it to be exactly 100m.
I then started printing more calibration cubes… and they still weren’t right. Most notably the wall thickness was 1.15mm instead of 1mm like it should be!? But the eSteps calculation was perfect?! Just for giggles (cause I know threads say that flow rate should just be for quick and dirty filament difference reasons) I knowed down to 95%, then 90%. 90% flow rate gives me the correct wall thickness for the eSteps calculation that made for perfect extrusion.
I’ve now been adjusting the XY steps since my wall thicknesses are correct. I’m finding myself somewhere around X100.1 Y100.9 for a good square cube. However, the flow at 90% thing bothers me… so I feel I’ll have to go back now and adjust eSteps…
I feel like I’m going in a circle here, just to try and get things to print so that parts fit together???