Monoprice Select Mini V2 retraction/stringing problem

  • I have a Monoprice Select Mini V2 and I’ve recently been having issues with little strings that are thick and sturdy sticking off of models:



    Example of stringing



    I used Ultimaker Cura v3.4.1 to slice this model: Basic Retraction test using Hatchbox Black PLA filament



    And the following settings:




    • Layer Height: 0.1313 mm

    • Wall Thickness 1.05 mm

    • Infill: 22%

    • Extruder Temp: 200 °C

    • Bed Temp: 55 °C

    • Retraction Distance: 4 mm

    • Retraction Speed: 40 mm/s

    • Speed: 50 mm/s

    • Z-Hop When Retracted: Off

    • Supports: Off

    • Adhesion: Brim



    I’d appreciate any advice on how to fix this problem.


  • Jordy337

    Jordy337 Correct answer

    3 years ago

    What I ended up doing was using the settings from the cat.gcode that came with the printer. It has a retraction of 10 mm specified, which I thought was a bit much, but if it works, it works.


    If you haven't already, you can tweak the setting and find the minimum distance. 10 mm does seem high, would 8 mm still work? etc...

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