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  1. Hello, newbie question here: When beginning to print, am I supposed to have to manually raise the platform into position? I have had good success printing, as long as I pre-position the platform at the point where it triggers the top z-axis limit switch (in other words, I manually raise the platform until it is just against the brass nozzle, in position to start printing). If I don't do this--I mean if I leave the platform a few cm below the nozzle), the printing head will automatically center itself over the middle of the printing platform, but the platform doesn't raise to meet it. So the nozzel just starts extruding plastic into thin air. Again, the way I am doing it seems to work, but it seems to me that something must be wrong, anyway. Because I don't understand the purpose of the top limit switch, unless the platform is designed to automatically rise up to meet the nozzle when you start printing. Thanks for any insights, if I'm doing something wrong!
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