So I’ve had a few problems that I’ve been able to fix:
- Forgot to tighten the Y_Bed_Bearing screws.
- Fixed by tightening them.
- Extruder tip was too far out of the heating element.
- Fixed by putting in a couple of washers between the bottom of the tension stack and the heater. This let me thread the tip tight against the throat while having it sit fully into the heater (I do need to check this though).
- Printing via USB cable instead of off of the LCD.
- Fixed by printing off the LCD now.
- Springs holding the heated bed up were too long.
- Replaced the long springs with the shorter ones that Ryan sells and tightened them down till there is almost no "spring" left in them - just enough for me to level the bed, which I did again.
I’ve also check to make sure it’s extruding the correct amount of filament and as far as I’m able to measure with my calipers it appears to be extruding 100mm when that is what it is supposed to extrude.
I was also having it miss steps or the belts slipping, I’m not sure which. I tightened both the Y and X axis belts 2 clicks on the zip ties to see if that would help. I’m not sure it has because of the other issues.
I took a video and posted to YouTube https://youtu.be/QI2FuoQQx3k so hopefully someone can see what I’m doing wrong. I’m using the slic3r settings that Ryan posts on the Extruder Assembly page.
I hope someone can help me figure this out. I know it’s something I’ve done wrong with my build but I’m totally out of my element here and “research” can only get you so far. If I could, I would fly Ryan out here to fix it! lol.
Edit: In going back and looking at the video myself, it looks like the bed is doing that bouncing when the print head is going over and area on the print that has built up too much PLA and is too high on the Z Axis and the head is bumping over it. I think the bouncing in the bed is more of a symptom of whatever problem I’m having then the cause (but I’m not sure). The test cubes I’ve been printing out aren’t that good - they aren’t terrible, just not what they should be.