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Apparently systematic nozzle clogging

The Micro Swiss hotend uses an all metal hotend. These type of hotends are more difficult to operate considering they do not have a Teflon liner that shields the filament from heat exchange from the ...
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What is this part and does it have to do with my my z-position is messed up?

Limiter Switch/Endstop That is the lever that is meant to trigger your Z-Endstop. The variant used in your case is on the cheaper end and is meant to look similar to this QIAOH KN12-1 limit switch: ...
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Why won't my filament feed through the extruder anymore?

I figured out the issue. I think I was shoving it in the wrong hole. I took apart my extruder component. There's a good video on it here. But basically, you just have to loosen the two bottom screws ...
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Why does my model stop printing at the same spot?

The answer is that you have not used support structures. The printing fails as a result of missing support structures. If you look closely to the Ace of Clubs card at the top, you will see that the ...
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I can't level my bed any more

For leveling your bed you do not require the use of a bubble level! This is not necessary, if you do, you need to place the printer on a bubble level underground. It is far easier to level the bed ...
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I can't level my bed any more

The bar where the level is attached is the support cross-bar for the X-axis travel. It's important this bar be level, but it's even more important the bar be true to the rest of the machine. We call ...
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Compensating for smaller extruder gear

If you change the extruder wheel for a different sized wheel, you need to calibrate the extruder to make sure that if you ask to extrude 100 mm it actually extrudes 100 mm. This answer on the question ...
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Z motor not moving during auto home

Alright, I have figured everything out with the help of #reprap IRC community. Issue #1 - Z axis not moving during zero. Just as tjb1 suggested the issue was that it thought it was hitting the ...
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Printer changing temperature after selecting file

The demo files are gcode files generated for use with the sample PLA that comes with the printer. If you want to print it with ABS select the file and set the temperature manually afterwards.
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Apparently systematic nozzle clogging

There are several reasons why the nozzles can clog. Temperature: If you set the temperature too low, the force to push the filament through the nozzle gets up. This can lead to filament grinding ...
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My printer is making mistakes on the right half of the print, but not the left

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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Compensating for smaller extruder gear

This will affect your extrusion rate. The best place to change this would be in your E steps located in the firmware but you can also compensate for this by changing the flow percentage in Cura, a ...
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What tweaks do slicers use to get rafts to stick?

You could experiment with the 'cleaning' part of the startup gcode shown here ...
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What do you use to keep your blue tape from lifting?

The tape probably would stick better to the Aluminum bed than the BuildTak clone sheet you have as it would have had more surface area to bond to. What I found that works best is to print on the ...
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What do you use to keep your blue tape from lifting?

Your printer has a build-tac clone surface. Blue tape does not stick well to that: you would get better results printing directly to the Build-Tac clone. Painter's tape I use only on a flat surface: ...
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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

No, your problem is not related to slicing, this is a hardware problem. Your complete print has shifted, this is called layer shift. This could happen when the nozzle hits an obstruction while ...
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Under extrusion, looking for specific information

Your filament is 1.75 mm, but you specified 1.6 mm in the Filament option ...
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How to eliminate stringing and regulate flow rate?

Stringing can be fought by increasing the retraction length, but 6.5 mm (the default in Ultimaker Cura) is already pretty much. Please do note that too much retraction can lead to sucking air into the ...
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Monoprice Maker Select v2 stops extruding after about 200-300 mm

Looking at the tread pattern on the filament, I think it's getting stuck. Note that the teeth marks get closer together as you go up the fillament, and the last one is a big divot, that looks like the ...
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Clicking noise from the extruder and no filament coming out

There are a number of points missing, but I can offer a few suggestions. The re-leveling of the bed could have resulted in the bed now being in a position to block the nozzle. I have done exactly that ...
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How do I calibrate the temperature of my hotend?

Unless you are using a calibrated temperature sensor, it is a question what the temperature will be. Actually it doesn't really matter what the temperature exactly is, you just need to find the ...
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"Missing" rows on 64x128 LCD after flashing Marlin 1.1.9 onto Monoprice Maker Select v2

Possibly unrelated to the firmware? This happened to me when I tightened the mount screws on the LCD, after I backed them off a bit it was fine.
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What do you recommend for removing prints from Monoprice Maker Select bed?

After having similar issues to you, and becoming frustrated with having to scrape and pry so much, I bought a removeable magnetic build plate. I'm not extremely happy with the exact one I purchased, ...
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What do you recommend for removing prints from Monoprice Maker Select bed?

When all other things have failed, I chuck the build plate in the freezer for half an hour. The glassplate and the plastic changes size differently when changing temperature and 'pop' it just snaps ...
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Adjusting Z-axis (Monoprice Maker Select)

I sawed off about 2 mm from the (bed) screw in the photo so it wouldn't catch on the screws of the Y endstop. It now works as before. If somebody has a more cerebral solution I will gladly `...
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What tweaks do slicers use to get rafts to stick?

While using rafts with PLA is a good idea due to warping, PETG is a material that requires very little build plate adhesion. When I printed with PLA, I would normally use a two layer raft with a 0.3&...
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What tweaks do slicers use to get rafts to stick?

When I started work on mine, the bed leveling and radius (Delta-only issue) were horrid, and my erstwhile assistant was fond of using a LOT of glue stick, which sort-of made things work, though in ...
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What do you use to keep your blue tape from lifting?

My Dad uses prittstick on the bed before the print and the bed keeps the prittstick just abbout the right temp for it to stick.
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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

No, the print is lost. First thoughts after Update 1 Your print will not perfectly recover from this stringing issue, which to me looks to be unsupported bridging. I postulate that your slicing seems ...
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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

Both @Oscar and @Trish have identified the problem in their answers. Upon further investigation, I believe I found the root of the problem. The Monoprice Select V2 has what I think is an inherent ...
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