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UshCha14 Jan 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

The Mancave is a bit cool at the moment (11 deg C). The printer has hung up a few times. Seems that the bed heater is struggling to keep the required 50 to 60 deg C on the print bed and heat up the extruder so the print never starts. However I have found that if I put a piece of paper over the print bed (effectively a bit of insulation) the bed gets warm quicker and stays warm as the extruder heats up. Remove the paper quickly before the print starts and all is well.
This tip may help others.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

That's bananas. But you are very clever.

You should look into some kind of enclosure. My MP Mini Delta also struggles to get up to heat, and things got better when I taped some plastic sheets over the openings. I don't know how to enclose the Select Mini, but I know some people have done it. You want to keep the electronics cool, but everything else needs to be snuggly.

Congratulations on that clever fix. I'm going to keep that in mind…

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 1:44 p.m. PST

My son has his on a shelf or similar, and has hung up insulating packets, intended to keep food warm or cold, around the shelf where it is, on at least 3 sides.


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