After a couple of weeks faultless operation of my new Sovol 06 I was having an issue with a consistent print error (see “Consistent Printer Error” post). So I carried out the bed levelling procedure again, including setting the Z offset to see if it would cure the problem (I have done this procedure several times without issue) . After carrying out the bed levelling procedure I started a print at which point the nozzle gouged the bed (see attached picture).
The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is that I selected “Load Settings” rather than “Save Settings” when levelling the bed.
Anyway I replaced the nozzle and turned the bed over to use the non gouged side, unloaded an reloaded the filament, carried out the bed levelling procedure again also setting the Z offset and started a print. At which point nothing came out of the nozzle (the nozzle wasn’t blocked as I could purge it when changing filament).
I thought that the nozzle may be to close to the bed so I carried out the bed levelling procedure again also setting the Z offset so there was barely a drag on an A4 piece of paper. After this I started a print and the nozzle scraped the bed, not as bad as the initial gouge but enough to ruin the nozzle.
I have ordered a new bed and some nozzles.
What steps can I do to resolve this issue, has the printer been damaged by gouging the bed or is it something that can be addressed without the need for new parts other than the bed & nozzles?