OK, so I bought an Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). Tried for 2 weeks, never got a usable print. Eventually something happened with the extruder nozzle, wouldn’t feed, so I ordered another nozzle and put it on a shelf.
I just bought a Monoprice Maker Select v2. I’ve gotten a couple of very small usable prints. Anything I print that uses the rear 1/3 of the bed fails, the filiment just starts getting drug around by the extruder.
I put a torpedo level on the Z axis rail and leveled it better than I leveled the foundation of my freekin house.
I’ve leveled the bed a thousand times. Using a piece of paper, folded in half, set it on all 4 corners and the middle so the extruder just barely touched the paper. It feels like the amount of friction is the same in all 5 spots. I’ve tried it a little higher and a little lower with the same results.
At this point I have to believe that it’s me, that there’s something I am not grasping that is causing these issues. Any help would be appreciated. There’s a nice frosty beer in it too, as long as your of legal age, otherwise I’ll send you some YooHoo .