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Onur İnci
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Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

Hi friends,

I was printing a bust with my MK3S. Everything was going smooth but the spool ran out when nearly %90 of the print. The printer prompted me to unload a few centimeters of the remaining filament. I unloaded the remaining filament then I loaded the new spool. After that, the printer resumed to print but I got a layer shift at that time. So my question is "why this is happening" ? Does anyone have advice regarding solve this annoying issue? Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of it but I can assure you that it is layer shift cause I've lived this issue so many times

Thank you very much and happy printing.

Posted : 30/04/2020 9:22 pm
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Onur İnci
(@onur-inci)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

If anybody can help me with this I would be so appreciated. Thanks.

Posted : 04/05/2020 9:24 pm
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Onur İnci
(@onur-inci)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

Still no answer 🙁 I still having this issue. Plus sometimes the printer can't load the filament. Filament gear doesn't take it. :/

Posted : 12/05/2020 8:26 pm
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NeoThermic
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RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

Did you ever get to the bottom of this? I have the same problem..

Posted : 27/01/2021 2:13 am
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MrB
 MrB
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RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

I'm experiencing this too.  Pretty frustrating because it happens on the bigger/longer filament hungry prints.  Small things seem ok.

Posted : 03/05/2022 2:13 am
dudu89
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RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

Any luck with this problem?
in my case, after a filament replacement the print gets shifted in the Y axis  
Using prusa i3 mk3s+  firmware: 3.11.0-4955  OctoPrint: 1.8.2 

Posted : 16/08/2022 12:12 pm
Robin
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RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

The first probable cause that comes to mind is, that you hit the bed while changing the filament. You have to be very careful not to change the extruder or bed position during filament change. The printer has no way of detecting a change in position while it's waiting for the filament change and therefore cannot compensate for that. This results in a layer shift after filament change. 

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Posted : 17/08/2022 11:09 am
NeoThermic
(@neothermic)
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RE: Layer shifting after filament change in the middle of the print

This is not the issue. This is being caused by faulty hardware or software, not user error. 

Posted : 17/08/2022 11:44 am
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