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Wider first layer / Elephant foot  



The first layer is always printed wider than the rest, as if it is melted. This happens to all materials I've tested PLA, PETG and ABS. The attached photo is with ABS. In other kind of printers I have I don't have this problem. Also cura has a ton of options to eliminate such things. In Automaker I cannot find any option to configure and eliminate this. Do you have any idea how to solve it?

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It looks to me like your print head calibration is set with the nozzle height too low. I usually find that a value of about 0.30 to 0.35 is the proper nozzle height. If you click Preferences and then Print Head EEPROM, you can see the Z value for the left nozzle. If it is less than 0.30 or greater than 0.50, you should check that the head moves freely and then re-run the nozzle height calibration. When mounted, the head should rock front to back a small amount, and it should move freely. If the metal bracket that holds the cable chain behind the head is too tight, the head won't rock properly and the nozzle won't detect the bed properly. If this bracket is too tight, loosen the screw on the right side of the X-Carriage so the bracket moves freely. If you are unable to locate the screw or need additional assistance, please open a support ticket so the support agent can direct you to the proper resources. 


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