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Introduction

Learn how to fix printers that continually fail on the first layer due to a bed that is not level.

Video Overview

  1. The left example is pressed into the bed too far, resulting in unwanted overlap. The right example is not close enough to the bed, resulting in poor adhesion to the bet. You can see gaps between the different lines
    • The left example is pressed into the bed too far, resulting in unwanted overlap.

    • The right example is not close enough to the bed, resulting in poor adhesion to the bet. You can see gaps between the different lines

    • The bed may look like a gradient from right to left if one side of the bed is too high and the other is too low.

    • Press the knob.

    • Scroll down and select Stop Print

    • Clear any plastic off the bed: removing, scraping, and reinstalling if necessary.

  2. Press the knob Select Prepare
    • Press the knob

    • Select Prepare

    • Select Auto Home

    • Wait for printer to return to home

  3. Press knob
    • Press knob

    • Select Prepare

    • Select Disable Steppers

  4. Move the printer head directly over the front left knob.
    • Move the printer head directly over the front left knob.

    • Twist the knob right to raise the bed closer to the nozzle.

    • Twist the knob left to lower the bed away from the nozzle.

    • Push the business card (piece of paper in the picture) back and forth. Adjust the knob so that you feel the nozzle and bed lightly pinch the business card.

    • It should still be easy to move the business card back and forth., though you should definitely feel the friction from the nozzle.

  5. Repeat the previous step on the remaining 3 corners
    • Repeat the previous step on the remaining 3 corners

    • Repeat once more on all 4 corners

    • This means that you will level each corner at least twice

Conclusion

You should now have a level bed

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Tim Bouraoui

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