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XYZ calibration failing after2+ years of no use  

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XYZ calibration failing after2+ years of no use

I have a MK3 that hasn't been upgraded to S or + that I want to use after 2 years of non use. I went to run the XYZ calibration but it fails every time.

I didn't build this one I bought a prebuilt model so I have no experience with the parts. What should I do to clean it after so much time has passed?


Posted : 02/04/2023 3:40 am
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The main motion problems for a long unused printer are caused by general neglect, dust and cobwebs... Basic cleaning, lubrication and general maintenance have all been missed. See:

I3 -

And after that I would still expect printing issues so expect problems with:

A dirty print bed. Give it a really thorough clean and avoid touching the print area.

Damp filament. Look up threads here about drying filament especially if it has been left open.


Posted : 02/04/2023 8:18 am