FFF Printer Hardware Troubleshooting Guide

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Common Issues

First layer is either too "squished" or does not stick to the bed

This problem could occur for a variety of reasons.

A clean bed plate

Our fingers have oils. Even a small amount of fingerprint oil can prevent filament from sticking to the bed. To remove oils, wipe the bed with a cloth moistened with Isopropyl Alcohol, and ensure that the surface is dry before printing.

Accounting for Thermal Expansion

For printers with a thick metal bed plate, thermal expansion may play a role in this issue. As metal beds heat up, they expand.

First Layer is Torn