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I am an absolute beginner having issues with my Monoprice Maker select v2 printer. The left half of my prints look fine but the right half always gets messed up. When I watch it print the right half of an object it seems that the PLA isn't sticking even though I level the bed thoroughly beforehand. I don't think the problem is that the right half of my board is not sticky enough, because when I move the print so that the whole thing prints on the left half of the bed the problem persists.

I have attatched a photo to show what I am talking about. Any help is appreciated

Edit: I'm using inland pla. The extruder is at 220° and the bed temp is 60° enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like bed isn't leveled. $\endgroup$ Jan 24, 2020 at 22:33
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    $\begingroup$ And in need of some glue or spray to adhere it better. You could try even better levelling and increase bed temperature. Please post temperatures. $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Jan 24, 2020 at 22:51
  • $\begingroup$ unlevel bed and a dirty bed. $\endgroup$
    – Trish
    Jan 25, 2020 at 4:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Trish is it possible that my bed is dirty after just one print? I've only had it for a week or two. $\endgroup$ Jan 25, 2020 at 23:12
  • $\begingroup$ if you touch it with your fingers, you might leave grease, which can impact the adhesion. However, it should be a mechanical thing. For new machines I suspect either an unlevel bed or an X-beam out of position. Note that 220°C for PLA is WAY too hot. At that tempoerature PLA gets super runny and doesn't properly stick. Go down to 200°C and try again. $\endgroup$
    – Trish
    Jan 25, 2020 at 23:48

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I found the problem. This model of printer Monoprice Select v2 has bed warping issues so when the bed heated up it would warp severely. I bought a glass bed and all my problems were solved.

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  • Try cleaning bed with isopropyl alcohol to remove grease from the bed. (increases stickyness)
  • Try increasing bed temp to 70°C (increases stickyness)
  • If this is not enough, do a fresh bed leveling.
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