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ogulcancakici
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Maintenance after long time of not using my printer

Hi!

First of all, sorry if this is the wrong place to post, I can delete my post if it is not the correct place.

So, lets get to the problem in hand. I haven't been able to use my printer for more than a year now for various reasons and now that I'm back home and my printer is with me again, I'm ready to get printing. But I noticed in my test print that there was an obvious decrease in first layer quality and general quality of prints (I'm using a new spool of filament), even though some might think that it is still an okay quality, I know that my MK2S can do much better than that.

What would be the best way to ensure my printer prints the way it did when I was using it regularly. I thought about disassembling it and then assembling it again but decided to ask you guys about it since I'm not that confident in my own knowledge. I just like printing stuff, thats all lol. What parts do you think would require a check ?

Thank you very much in advance for all the answers!

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Posted : 12/10/2020 12:28 pm
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RE: Maintenance after long time of not using my printer

If I had issues after a long pause, I'd just do a normal calibration procedure for the printer: the same one you do after completing a build. 

Then do a layer one coupon test (to get Live-Z layer one dialed in), a test cube (to verify X,Y,Z scales are back in spec), and you should be good to go.

Posted : 12/10/2020 6:46 pm
ogulcancakici
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Maintenance after long time of not using my printer

@tim-m30

Thank you very much for the advice. I'll give it a go when I get home after work. Hopefully test cube comes out okay <3

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Posted : 13/10/2020 8:36 am
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