The nozzle is not clogged. After an adjustment, I get two to three good printed layers then the nozzle begins to lift away from the print. If I do not adjust the Z offset more negatively, then the print begins to go airborne in very small increments while extruding filament. I must babysit the print to get it finished.
A 20 mm cube (XYZ calibration cube) turns out with Z measuring 4.3 mm and X and Y both measuring 20 mm. I have tried printing a model which I have printed many times without problems in the past but now it fails to print. I have downloaded the XYZ calibration stl from Thingiverse and it fails to print without going airborne.
I have an Ender3 V2 Neo w/ BLTouch. The default Z steps is 400 mm. For calibration, I set it to 403 mm. No improvement. Then I set the Z steps to 380, 420, and 1200 mm without any change in the failed print results. The V2 Neo is only 4 months old. It has the most recent firmware but I re-flashed it anyway. No change. Then I downloaded from GitHub the mriscoc/Ender3V2S1 firmware. This firmware is awesome but it did not solve my problem. I have replaced the Z stepper motor, no change. My next step is to upgrade the motherboard from v 4.2.2 to v 4.2.7.
What are your thoughts?