One - those horizontal lines in the filament show that you have too much tension on your extruder and you are damaging the filament.
Two - You do not have enough cooling north of the heat break. Meaning the cooling fan on the heatsink that attaches to the hot block is not getting cooled enough. So when the filament enters this area, it expands from the heat.
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@brenthg Measure the bed manually to confirm the size and coordinates. Use these coordinates in your slicer.
I read somewhere in another forum that the print head HOME position is suppose to be offset from the bed so any residual extrusion does not pile up in the corner.
I measured the bed and the factory 220 x 220 is accurate. That still doesn't explain why my prints are not centered. I will have to discuss this with Geeetech Technical Support.
I corrected this issue by using 128,110 for the center, even though that's not actual center of the 220 x 220 bed. Not sure if that's suppose to be, but my prints are now in the center, not that it really matters.