Just came to see the extruder seriously jammed into the printing bed, twisting the X-rods under the strain. Motor relentlessly pushing until I power cycled the printer and raised the gantry.
Closer inspection revealed:
- The inductive sensor is not detecting anymore (the red light turns off upon detection).
- I can’t say what damage the printer took
Subsequently, I have now come to learn how unreliable inductive sensors are. Unreliable due to temperature and humidity (yes!) as well as build quality. There is a reason Prusa has their “Super Pinda” sensor/probe.
Needless to say, I am not getting a response from the manufacturer (Sovol) on this.
What are your experiences?