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Anet A8 extruder value keeps changing.

by TinManOZ

I am having trouble with the extruder position setting,as it keeps changing every print. This just started happening,and is as follows. I went to print a file,and before the print started,the extruder ran backwards for a couple of seconds,and pulled all the filament out of the extruder. I then go into extruder settings,and to extruder position,and see that the value is not 0 but a high number like61.64mm. This is how much filament the extruder pulls back out of the extruder before it starts a print-so all the filament has been withdrawn from the extruder before a print starts. I then reset it to 0 and the first print starts fine. But when i check the extruder position value before the next print,it is back up to another high value,maybe like 53.65mm this time--the value changes every print. This problem has only just started,and i have to reset the extruder position value before every print back to 0. I am new to this printing game--only got my first printer a week ago. So any help solving this issue would be great.

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A Brief Survey on Hot Bed Leveling

by MakeItMakeItMakeIt

Hi All,

I'm gathering some information to see if what I wish to do will be beneficial. (I got somethin' up my sleeve... :-) )

The only way I'll know is to "see" what's up with other folk.

So, I have a few easy questions I'd like to ask of anyone willing to provide answers.

And they are.....

  1. Are your Z motors synchronized? (as with pulleys and a belt, or one Z-motor with pulleys and a belt)

  2. How many mounting / leveling screws are on your Hot Bed?

  3. How often do you level / re-level your Hot Bed?

  4. How often do you HAVE to level / re-level your Hot Bed?

Folks, the more replies I get the bigger the overall picture becomes.

I'm trying to get an inner view of what the general printing public "norm" is, if indeed there even IS one.

Might be something we can all benefit from.

MUCH appreciation to any/all who choose to answer.

THANKS!

If you will, please limit your answers to the 4 questions.
There's plenty of room in other threads for personal commentary.
Thank You!

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Wood Frame??

by Tedebear0788

I've just got a second Anet A8. It has a wooden (plywood) frame instead of an acrylic frame. It looks a bit cheap & nasty and I anticipate all sorts of flexing problems. Any thoughts? Anybody used one?

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Anet A8 print bed wabble

by Martinalolal

I´ve had my Anet A8 for two months now and it has been printing fine until a few days ago, I recalibrated the printing bed and out of the blue it started wabbling at the linear bearings.
Do I have to replace them?
An another thing that I´ve noticed is that the springs on the print-bed are tightened completely on one diagonal an completely lose on the other.

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Y axis not working

by BrianTaylor76

My y axis is just not working. Watchthis video
https://youtu.be/mCq-XlKfd8A
Please help.....i am stumped

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