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  1. Shrey

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    Anyone know why I’m getting this gaps at the corners, I went through troubleshooting and adjusted the print speed etc to reduce the vibration at turns but I still can’t seem to figure it out.

    Could this be cause by under extrusion? Or some other issue.

    The one green I printed with brand new filament just to make sure filament wasn’t the issue.

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    Your prints look very hot. Can you tell us your settings? the gaps could be some partial clogging from to much heat (or not enough cooling) or retraction issues (not likely but maybe)
     
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    So blue was the Robo filament I ran at 192-195

    And green is the esun pla+ running at 205-207

    I had cooling running at 100%


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    Retraction is the only thing I have no idea on how to modify because when I printed hollow file there was bit of stringing in the inside


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    Yeah, I was going to say "too hot" as well. I'd try the PLA at 190 and compare.
     
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    Yeah I’m testing it out at 198 specially because the box recommends 205-225.

    I’m also adjusting the z offset just to make sure.


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    Well, that's likely the PLA+, right? If you're getting this at 198 I think I'd drop by 5 at least and re-try.
     
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    Alright I will give that a try


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    And try with a small model like Benchy so that you don't have to waste too much filament.
     
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    any idea why that is happening now.

    I've already tighten everything for the cog wheel area
     
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    That's... kind of odd. It looks like the carriage is moving around slower than what I'm used to. I'm guessing that blob in the front/right corner isn't wanted.

    Honestly, I'm having a hard time seeing what's going on here.

    Basics:
    * You want the first layer to be laid down as a rectangle (as seen using a magnifying glass) rather than like a blocky letter U (bed too high and the extrusion is squishing up) and also not like a rounded top (bed too low). The top of the first line laid down should be flat across its top.
    * I think I'd suggest that you dial in the Z-offset first with the standard PLA at 190 until you've got some good (small) parts and then move up from there.
     
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    I actually got in touch with someone at Robo and what they can assume is the issue in stepper motor for the extrusion where it’s not getting enough current through it I’m checking the plug for now and from there gonna try a reprint to see if that fixes it.



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    Awesome. Let use know how that turns out. :)
     
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    it didn’t work stepper motor still make the same sound when I try to change the filament


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    are you certain your timing pulleys are not loose? The stepper sound slike its clicking (likely because its extruding but the gantry isn't moving). Can you verify all of the set screws on all of the shafts are tight please. and thank you for the video.
     
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    I’m really not sure where they are located. If you mean the one for the cogwheel and the gear for pushing the out the filament they are right.


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    I mean on the round shafts that the belts go on. If you move the carriage it should turn the pulley so you can see the set screws. I'm betting one of them (or more) are loose.
     
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    They are actually fairly tight, although that still should be having any issue with the Extruder when I’m trying to change the filament though


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    if you watch them while the printer is trying to print can you see any of the axis not turning correctly? Something (either a slicer issue or mechanical) is seeming to be holding up its travel. I could be seeing that wrong in the video but that is what it looks like.
     
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    I think noticed one of the rod was slightly wobbling could that be a cause as well??


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