@tinken I was able to replace the Capton tape and tape the thermistor under the bed, very carefully (Blue arrow on right). I didn't want to cut up the bed surface to access those two center mounting screws.
I also made a strain-relief (Blue arrow on left) because those wires kept pulling back, and then the thermistor would come loose. This happened six months ago, and now I know electrical tape will not hold up under a heated bed!
@tinken my thoughts exactly on the plastic heat sink nut. Not to mention without a socket , trying to tighten in with say a crescent wrench is not the easiest thing to do. But i guess its plastic and cannot withstand that amount of tightening anyway.
@larsbrubaker Hi Lars, when you say 'should be fixed in the current build' which issues from above are you referring t?. I have quit trying to use mattercontrol from my macbook since there are constant usb connection issues. I haven't experienced SD card problems though. Moving to windows those problems have gone away.
I see you are listed on the github matterhackers repository. Are you aware that with a new and current vscode, platformio, and marlinautobuild the repo will not compile. I have brought this up repeatedly with tech support email and have received knowledgable replies only from Taylor, in that 'some libraries' probably need deprecated. Is it unreasonable to expect more details? Could someone there possibly do a new vscode install and document the steps necessary to compile the repo? I can compile repos from Marlin, Prusa, etc with no issues.
Although the pulse mechanically is a good enough printer I am starting to regret my purchase due to lack of useful and even remotely timely responses from tech support and constant mattercontrol weirdness. There are firmware settings that make the printer impossible to use standalone (extrude limits for load/unload for instance) and no documentation on what it takes to succesfully compile the repo. Taylor did get me a hex with the extrude limits properly set, but the speeds still make it mostly unusable. Simple changes if I could compile it. Thanks.
Ok thanks I got an answer from support. These grey cables actually fit both so yiou can make a mistake. but they said the one with a black mark goes to the right and the other to the left. It worked anyway.
@cope413 I was a fan of 1.75 but - well I have not talked to you in person I think and I tried to help I don't want to post my phone # here in public but you should still have it and my email also as I have an account. So I got the time - just call me anytime and I can give you a list in private. Or you can look through past emails now more than a year ago where I detailed the shortcomings. I got a long list for MC and the pulse too
@mpirringer I just got the printer 2 days ago so a loose wire or bad thermistor would be disappointing. I did re-run the PID tune again and now the printer seems to be holding the correct temperature. That's for the help.
What you describe sonds like you are forming a "puck" or printing at too low a temperature. If its an all metal hotend the nozzle might not be tightened properly and if you have a puck once you will get it over and over until you properly clean and assemble the hotend. You also could have your extruder improperly so it does not push the filament properly. You also could be printing too fast for your setup (filament/temp) and then your heater cartridge or thermistor could be loose and the temp the printer thinks the hotend is on is not the actual temp.