I've tried different retraction speeds and distances using calibration models, Z-hop, coasting but nothing prevented stringing. Now I tried printing at 230 °C and that seems to do the trick. Even 220 °C gives me strings. The filament is quite new.

Has somebody had a similar experience and could you tell me if something else is wrong maybe?

  • $\begingroup$ Can you add a picture showing the stringing you see? There are several different "types" and seeing which it is can help a lot in diagnosis. $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2022 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ If increasing temperature helps, I think the most likely cause is wet filament. Even new filament can be wet, even if the manufacturer did everything right, if the distributor/warehouse/shipping handled it poorly. Especially thost numbers - going from 210 to 230 is exactly what I have to do to compensate for wet PLA if I'm too lazy to dry it. I don't get stringing, just other problems, but that's probably because my retraction and travel speeds (45 ms, 400 mm/s) are so high as to not allow time for oozing. $\endgroup$ Jan 26, 2022 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ I think you are right, I will try it with different type of filament. $\endgroup$
    – Lemonade
    Jan 27, 2022 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ You could also just try drying it. $\endgroup$ Jan 27, 2022 at 23:08

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It just needed drying, even though it was brand new. Thnx @R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE.


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