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Is my bed leveled too close to the nozzle?

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My UM2 is printing great. Print quality is unbelievable. However, I noticed the feeder skips on the first layer only and the nozzle pushes around excess PLA during the first layer (see pic). As the print progresses, it hides the errors of the first layer and the print ends up perfect with about a 0.5 mm lip on the first layer. Is my bed leveled too close to the nozzle? I thought about lowering the bed but I don't want to loose my adhesion. Any thoughts?

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Yes probably just a little too close. But you are doing pretty well - this is a good looking bottom layer.

I recommend *not* using the bed level procedure and instead just tighten the 3 screws about 1/8 to 1/4 turn each. I would tighten all 3 the same amount.


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