Platform maintenance is necessary to keep the platform in good condition and make the printing process easier. Also, platform maintenance is required while you encounter problems with platform calibration, especially the center point.
Once you carry out the maintenance work, your model will adhere to the platform properly and at the same time the print will be easily removeable. In addition, warpage becomes easier to avoid. Every platform maintenance should be followed by platform calibration. Follow the tips included in the maintenance guide as far as frequency of maintenance work is concerned.

Unplugging the Power Cable

Unplugging the Power Cable

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.

Unplugging the Heatbed Cable

Unplug the big connector of the heatbed cable from the platform.

Platform Removal

Remove the platform from the printer.

Unplugging the Perforated Plate Cable

Unplug the two small connectors on both sides of the platform and remove the perforated plate cable.

Cleaning the Platform

Clean the platform from the material residues using a spatula.

While cleaning the platform with the spatula, be extremely careful not to damage the conductive path next to the perforated plate's small connector.

Unscrewing the Perforated Plate

Unscrew the screws to separate the perforated plate from the heatbed.

Cleaning the Heatbed

Remove the material residues from the heatbed using a piece of cloth and, if it is necessary, use a spatula.

Cleaning the Perforated Plate with a Spatula

Turn the perforated plate over and clean it from the material remains using a spatula.

Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Sandpaper

Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Sandpaper

Turn the plate over again. Use 320-400 grit sandpaper to smooth down the surface of the plate until its surface is matte.

Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Acetone

Cleaning the Perforated Plate with Acetone

Wipe the perforated plate with a piece of cloth damped in acetone.

Screwing the Perforated Plate

Secure the perforated plate to the heatbed with the screws. At the end loosen the two screws securing the platform in the centre position by 30-45 degrees.

Plugging the Perforated Plate Cable

Plug in the perforated plate cable on both sides of the platform.

Platform Installation

Put the platform back in the printer.

Plugging the the Heatbed Cable

Plug the big connector of the heatbed cable in.

Plugging the Power Cable

Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

Platform Calibration

Platform Calibration

Once the maintenance work is done, the platform needs calibration.

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