I purchased the Ender 5 plus from you back in November -ish, and from day one It’s been a challenge to stick. (common as that might be).
I’ve narrowed it down to 2 things…
- What I know for sure… is the bed (or the X arm) is not flat at the centre point. (I preheat the bed for at least 15min before level). I can have the 4 outsides perfect paper-slide method, then go back to the centre, and it’s digging into the bed! If I get the centre right, the outsides are floating. I’ve tried adding tape under bed on the front and back to try raising it, but no change. I can get a print if I level the outside as best as I can, and do a raft/spray/ #2…
I read that it could be a bowed x Arm, and that I could take the whole arm a part and rotate to test… but I’m not willing to do that… on a new machine that could cause another problem… (and even if it was bowed… that would just be factored in the leveling the whole thing… so this is not feeling right.
- When I preheat the bed (leaving for 15min), and I use a digital thermomiter “gun”, the temp is 10 deg less then what it’s set to, and it varies all over the bed. (I preheat the room (30min to a nice but not warm temp as it is the basement when needed), I have come to increasing the bed temp in print to 70 just to get 60-65 with the thermometer (and a get a successful print). (I know these aren’t perfect it’s something to consider).