Level Print Bed


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Using the Laser Bed Level Utility

The Laser Bed Level Utility allows you to level your print bed very accurately and provides live feedback during the leveling process to ensure that you get the best level possible.

To use the Laser Bed Level Utility:

  1. Press the menu button in the upper right corner of your printer's LCD touchscreen.



  2. Select the "Bed Level" tile from the available options.



  3. Select the "Laser Bed Level" tile from the available options.



  4. Read the warning on the screen regarding not putting pressure on the printer during the Laser Leveling process, then press "Next".



  5. Wait for the print head to complete the initial scan of the print bed, then press "Next".
    Note: If the bed is either very high or very low, which is sometimes caused by switching beds, the printer may not be able to automatically compensate for the large offset. In that case, the screen will show an error and you will be asked to start the laser leveling process over with the thumb screws loosened all the way. You may also need to adjust your Z-offset in that case.



  6. Adjust the first thumb screw such that the arrow on the screen is in the green region on the "Laser Reading" bar.



  7. Adjust the second thumb screw such that the arrow on the screen is in the green region on the "Laser Reading" bar.



  8. Adjust the third thumb screw such that the arrow on the screen is in the green region on the "Laser Reading" bar.



  9. Wait for the print head to complete the second scan of the print bed, then press "Next" to continue the bed leveling process.



  10. Ensure that you have the brass leveling shim from your accessory kit and press "Next".



  11. Clear any excess plastic from the print head and then press "Next".



  12. Slide the Plastic Shim under the plastic nozzle and use the "Nudge Up" and "Nudge Down" buttons to adjust the print bed in small increments such that there is slight tension on the plastic nozzle. Press "Next" when the bed is at the correct height.



  13. Follow on-screen prompts to finish the utility and remove the print bed from the printer.

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Using the Shim Bed Level Utility

Shim Leveling can be used if the laser level cannot be used for any reason. Shim Bed Leveling may not be as accurate as Laser Leveling but can still be used effectively by an experienced user.

To use the Shim Bed Level Utility:

  1. Press the menu button in the upper right corner of your printer's LCD touchscreen.



  2. Select the "Bed Level" tile from the available options.



  3. Select the "Shim Bed Level" tile from the available options.



  4. Read the warning about putting pressure on the print bed during leveling and press "Next".



  5. Make sure you have the Brass Shim and press "Next" on the touch screen.

  6. Loosen each thumb screw to its lowest point and press "Next" on the touch screen.



  7. Slide the plastic shim between the print bed and the nozzle and press "Next" on the touch screen.



  8. Adjust the thumb screw until you feel slight resistance on the shim and press "Next" on the touch screen.



  9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 for each thumb screw, as prompted by the utility.
  10. When prompted by the utility, repeat Steps 7 and 8 again for all three thumb screws to verify the tension on each.
  11. Double check the resistance on the shim and press "Retry" to re-level the print bed, or "Exit" to exit the utility.



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