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How to level the 3D printer bed

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The importance of levelling the 3D printer bed cannot be understated. Levelling the printer bed determines how far off or close to the bed the nozzle is. 

If the nozzle is too close to the bed, there won’t be enough room for the filament to print and come out of the extruder as you are blocking the opening. 

If the nozzle is too far away from the bed, there will be too much of a gap between the bed and the nozzle; causing the filament to not adhere to the printer bed. Therefore you will have a mad mangle of filament string! Spider-Man’s webs??

How to level the 3D printer bed:

   1. Enter the main menu on your 3D printer, go to prepare -> home -> home all. 

   2. Enter the main menu again and go to prepare -> level corners

   3. Place a piece of printer paper (A4 paper) on the printer bed and adjust the nut underneath the printing platform (the bed) 

You want the paper to be pulled with slight resistance. The purpose of this is to level the bed to about the thickness of the piece of paper ~0.1mm. 

   4. Level each point, there are 4 points, to go to the next point select next corner. 

After the fourth point is levelled, go through the points of the platform a few more times to ensure that levelling is good. 

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