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Printing probelms with extruder!!

by BenCole17

Hey guys I had my anet a8 printer ever since Christmas now and I didn’t seem to have any problems with it. But now whenever the printer starts extruding, five minutes into the print plastic starts to leak on top of the extruder and leaks down onto the bed. It smells really bad and it all builds up and I always have to stop my prints. I cannot print anything. Can anyone help me out?

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Anet A8 Mainboard Recommendations

by VegasGuy

In a recent thread I posted about how static electricity zapped my A8. I have changed my mind about repairing it and am now looking for a new mainboard. Before ordering one I feel it is wise to ask my fellow 3D'ers if there are any caveats. What mainboard I should buy and what I should NOT buy?

I will likely need to replace the LCD control board, too. Mine has some pixels that have not worked for a couple of months. They were victims of static discharges, also.

I have found two potential boards, each with a different layout:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Anet-A1284-Base-Control-Board-Mother-Board-Mainboard-for-Anet-A8-DIY-Self-R1V8/253510216876?epid=2152657562&hash=item3b0662ecac:g:IqQAAOSwKvJase0n:rk:2:pf:0&LH_BIN=1. Looks like my July 2017 version.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Highly-Integrated-Mainboard-Motherboard-f-i3-Anet-A8-DIY-3D-Printer-C2J9/122553478933. Different design and says version 1.7.

All suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

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Anet A8 Y Axis stripping the belt.

by Charlee78

Hi everyone! I'm new here AND in the 3D printing world, so if this is has been responded before I apologize. I did some research but didn't find anything.

Here goes, when I start a print from the SD card, the bed goes straight to the back of the printer until it hits the rear switch. Then the belt start stripping for about 20 seconds like if the printer doesn't know that the bed is at the end of its travel. I can see the bed clicking the switch but it doesn't seem to change anything. Is that just a setting in the printer itself?

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Issue with Z setup

by KasaiJo

Hi everyone,

I recently instal BLTouche and try to setup my Z.

I follow this sequence to perform it :

################################################
; preheat for working temperatures
(M502 ; optionally reset to firmware settings)
M851 Z0 ; reset any z-offset
G28 ; home all
G1 X110 Y110 ; move nozzle in center
M211 S0 ; disable software endstop
; now move your nozzle manually onto the bed such that it (strongly) grips paper.
G92 Z0 ; tell the printer that this is Z = 0
G30 X110 Y110 ; move the sensor over the center and let it trigger
; note what z position G30 reports, that, negated, is your z offset
M851 Z-1.23 ; register that z offset (here 1.23 as example)
M500 ; store those values into the EEPROM
################################################

After that, i lunch a print to test. The leveling sequence work great but after that, the anet begin print with Z really high (few cm upper the bed) and i don't understand why.

Any idea ?

edit : i use last Marlin version and this start g-code:
#####################
G28
G29
G1 Z15.0 F6000
G92 E0
G1 F200 E3
G92 E0
#####################

Thanks in advance for your help.

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