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Posted · S5 - Frequent ER58 Fault Mid-Print

Hi everyone.  Sorry if this has already been posted - I did a browse to check first before starting a new post.


I recently changed over to printing PETG on our S5.  In line with previous experience, before switching over to PETG I did a manual bed level with the S5 using a business card to add +0.2mm to the Z offset for PETG versus PLA.


Since making this change, I get a nozzle offset probe failed error ~50% of the time when starting prints.  Is this related to the manual bed level I did?  Should I have not done the business card and allowed the printer/slicer to compensate automatically?  I am using a 0.8AA core, with a 0.52mm initial layer height (0.4mm normal).  I assumed the Z offset needed to be tweaked when changing cores and material.  I did not want to drag the nozzle through the first layer.


Thanks in advance for any help!  Take care, stay safe.

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    Posted (edited) · S5 - Frequent ER58 Fault Mid-Print

    Hi Framer, thanks for the question.  Yes, same print cores on both sides.


    Yesterday was a good day on the S5 overall - only got the nozzle offset fault twice across dozens of prints throughout the day.


    Today has been a challenge for a different reason.  I have not been able to successfully complete any prints today due to the E58 error occurring mid-print, causing an abortion (no change to model, same PPE head band off SD card).  The only way to recover is to power cycle the material station.


    I tried cleaning the print core with cleaning filament earlier today, but that has not helped.  The filament spool appears properly wound.  Tension on filament seems appropriate (set to middle notch), proper bite marks on filament (I think).


    Any help would be appreciated to improve reliability.  I really want to be able to run this printer remotely, almost 24/7.  Thank you!





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    Posted (edited) · S5 - Frequent ER58 Fault Mid-Print

    This morning I installed our backup 0.8 AA core into the other extruder and switched things over appropriately in Cura to resave the model to SD.


    I am going to try printing through the other feed system to see if it helps.

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    Posted · S5 - Frequent ER58 Fault Mid-Print

    Hi @Andrew3DP, thank you for your message. 

    Have you checked out the instructions and tips we've created in our knowledgebase regarding ER58


    And if you switch materials, it is not necessary to do a manual bed level if you have active leveling enabled. 

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