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Posted · Print Quality is Bad at Certain Layers

Hi,

I am using Ultimaker 2 Extended. It is a new printer and is used just for a couple of test prints yet. And I am having this problem you can see in the attached image.layers.thumb.jpg.080e0df346647c1835dc7f52499d10a4.jpg

The problem is that, the print quality is bad (kind of loose) at some layers. They can happen at any height -sometimes closer to the bed, sometimes more high up. The distortion is always horizontal.

I used PLA for this test print. I tried different settings for print temperature but the problem remains the same.

Any idea on how to solve it? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted · Print Quality is Bad at Certain Layers

This is called under extrusion, have a read and follow through the steps in THIS guide first. If your problem persists, report back.

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Posted · Print Quality is Bad at Certain Layers

Is that the Ultimaker silver filament? we've heard a few people here lately having this filament break easily, there may be a bad batch of this stuff causing a lot of extra tension in the bowden tube..

For sure read the guide Labern is pointing at, but maybe also try another roll of filament.

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Posted · Print Quality is Bad at Certain Layers

Yes, it is Ultimaker Silver filament. Then I shall try printing with other filaments too. Thanks for the suggestion ultiarjan.

Thank you Labern for the link. I will go through it and keep here updated if I achieve any progress.

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Posted · Print Quality is Bad at Certain Layers

Apparently, it was about the filament. I tried to print the same model using Ultimaker black and pink PLA. Black worked without any problem; and the pink with almost no problem. Thanks again ultiarjan.

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