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Posted · Why is this happening? - Quality diminishes after a couple of minutes of printing.

Hi All,


I'm at my wits end here.  Everything was working great up until yesterday.  I'm not sure if this is an adhesion issue, levelling issue, filament issue, etc.


Basically, when I print something, the first little bit looks fine, but after a couple of minutes, the print starts deteriorating.  See this image.. This is just printing the Brim.




I hadn't changed anything in Cura, in fact, here's everything I've tried so far.


- Changed the Filament

- Replaced the Nozzle

- Cleaned the extruder with the metal prod that came with the printer

- Slowed down the Printing to 15mm/s for the Brim

- Put Cura back to default settings

- Went to an earlier version of Cura

- Checked the belts and they seem tight to me

- Re-Levelled the bed both Manually, and Auto Bed Levelling.  The bed levelling looks like it has a minor dip in the middle, but is mostly fine, and is pretty well the same as what it was when everything was working.  See below.

- Updated the firmware of the Sonic Pad, but was having the issue before the upgrade.




My hardware is a Creality Ender 5 S1, Sonic Pad, and i'm using eSun PLA+ filament.


I'm at a loss what else could be causing this when it was working great the other day.


I thought maybe it's moisture, but then, i've tried two filaments, and both start off fine, but then go to crap a couple of minutes in.


Any ideas what I can check next? 




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    Posted · Why is this happening? - Quality diminishes after a couple of minutes of printing.

    I've resolved this.  I ended up doing a factory reset of the Sonic Pad, and then doing another re-levelling.  This solved the issues.  It must have been something within the Sonic Pad because I did 3 other levellings and those didn't fix the issue.  I don't use the Sonic Pad for anything other than remotely watching the print via the camera, and remotely sending print jobs to it, and remotely monitoring it.  So it wasn't a configuration issue.  


    Oh well, at least the Factory Reset fixed the issue.  Back to doing a 3D print.

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