I’m using an eneder 3 stock everything, never felt the need to upgrade. Recently I watched the chep video where he discusses basic maintenance on an ender 3. He showed how thw bowden tube shpuld be removed and checked, and if there’s gunk at the bottom just snip off the bottom then stick back in the hot end.
So I did what he recommended with the bowden tube, I had never checked it before so it was in bad shape, quite a bit of gunk. So I cut off that bit and put the tube back in. While I was at it I also replaced my nozzle with a brand new 0.4mm nozzle. I ran a stringing test print and it turned out beautifully.
Ever since then I’m getting absolutely terrible quality prints, there’s like weird burnt plastic blobs appearing across the print, the extrusion seems funky, and it overall seems to be stringing and breaking apart in ways I’ve never seen before. I think I’m going to replace the nozzle as a first step but I’m wondering if anyone knows anything else that I can do to fix this.
Also sidenote I noticed that my nozzle sits kind of crooked from the heating block, although it seems like the nozzle is straight but the block is crooked. Is this normal?