Sorry to hear about the difficulty! Your printers automatic bed leveling procedure is done by electrical contact. The most common way this will fail is due to a dirty nozzle that prevents this contact until the filament is “pushed” to the sides and electrical contact is made. This will cause your printer to think the bed is lower than it actually is, and run the nozzle into the bed when the print starts. If you see a deflection during the probing sequence, turn off the printer and restart the print.
I would suggest checking that your wiper pad isn’t looking worn out. If you do need to swap out your wiper pad you should have some spares within your toolkit, and you can even flip them over to use them twice! This will help ensure a nice clean nozzle before each print. You will also need to clean off the printhead by hand to ensure a clean nozzle. Raise the printhead off the bed, and bring to extrusion temperature. Using a thick leather glove and a clean blue shop towel gently wipe off the outside of the nozzle. Using a non-conductive Scotch Brite pad to clean the nozzle is also very effective. The one thing that you will want to avoid when cleaning is anything metal, the printers hotend is susceptible to electric static discharge that can damage the hotend, so avoid using any kind of wire brush. This is a good time for a visual inspection of the corner washers to assure no filament has accumulated on them as well.
Also, what filament are you working with (type, brand, and diameter)? It is possible that you might need to adjust your wiping or probing temperature to ensure the nozzle is clean when it is coming down to make contact with your build plate.