My printer is making mistakes on the right half of the print, but not the left


I am an absolute beginner having issues with my Monoprice Maker select v2 printer. The left half of my prints look fine but the right half always gets messed up. When I watch it print the right half of an object it seems that the PLA isn't sticking even though I level the bed thoroughly beforehand. I don't think the problem is that the right half of my board is not sticky enough, because when I move the print so that the whole thing prints on the left half of the bed the problem persists.

I have attatched a photo to show what I am talking about. Any help is appreciated

Edit: I'm using inland pla. The extruder is at 220° and the bed temp is 60° enter image description here

Clayton Falciani

Posted 2020-01-24T21:16:54.593

Reputation: 71

4Looks like bed isn't leveled. – R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE – 2020-01-24T22:33:58.893

2And in need of some glue or spray to adhere it better. You could try even better levelling and increase bed temperature. Please post temperatures. – 0scar – 2020-01-24T22:51:17.060

unlevel bed and a dirty bed. – Trish – 2020-01-25T04:53:43.447

@Trish is it possible that my bed is dirty after just one print? I've only had it for a week or two. – Clayton Falciani – 2020-01-25T23:12:38.753

if you touch it with your fingers, you might leave grease, which can impact the adhesion. However, it should be a mechanical thing. For new machines I suspect either an unlevel bed or an X-beam out of position. Note that 220°C for PLA is WAY too hot. At that tempoerature PLA gets super runny and doesn't properly stick. Go down to 200°C and try again. – Trish – 2020-01-25T23:48:10.277

@Trish: I use 215 for first layer with PLA, 210 after that. 220 is on the high end but doesn't seem extreme. – R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE – 2020-01-27T16:04:52.307



I found the problem. This model of printer Monoprice Select v2 has bed warping issues so when the bed heated up it would warp severely. I bought a glass bed and all my problems were solved.

Clayton Falciani

Posted 2020-01-24T21:16:54.593

Reputation: 71


  • Try cleaning bed with isopropyl alcohol to remove grease from the bed. (increases stickyness)
  • Try increasing bed temp to 70°C (increases stickyness)
  • If this is not enough, do a fresh bed leveling.

Maxx Flow

Posted 2020-01-24T21:16:54.593

Reputation: 21