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  1. If you have other filament with which to try,...

    If you have other filament with which to try, that would be another point of information. 60 mm per second is a pretty good speed, but what happens if you drop it to 40 mm per second? It appears in...
  2. The inconsistency would mean the moisture idea...

    The inconsistency would mean the moisture idea isn't valid. It's really difficult to tell from the photo and the limitations of the information available.
  3. At first glance, that looks like overextrusion,...

    At first glance, that looks like overextrusion, but your comment about unused filament makes me wonder if you have moisture in your filament.

    If you have a food dehydrator, run the spool in that...
  4. That's unfortunate. I have a half dozen different...

    That's unfortunate. I have a half dozen different brands and materials of white, PLA, ABS, HIPS (and ASA in a sealed box). Of the ones I just checked, the unknown brand stuff appeared to have a...
  5. The change to non-white coloration is an...

    The change to non-white coloration is an indication that the "white" LEDs are not a true white color temperature. If you are seeing white under sunlight, you'll want to find a more daylight color...
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    An inexpensive food dehydrator is one of the...

    An inexpensive food dehydrator is one of the better ways to clear a spool of excess moisture. I've seen references of duration from four hours (seems too short) to seventeen hours. I've forgotten a...
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    A popping sound would indicate excessive moisture...

    A popping sound would indicate excessive moisture content in the filament. A clicking sound can come from the extruder motor, indicating a clog in the filament path.

    Consider to post what type of...
  8. Soft PLA is a product, but I don't think it would...

    Soft PLA is a product, but I don't think it would hold up well to the heat. There are TPU filaments which are flexible and quite strong. The rigidity of the part depends on the design and the number...
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    Discord has a section for QIDI printers and a...

    Discord has a section for QIDI printers and a separate sub-section for that particular printer. I'm not fully versed in Discord terms, and section and sub-section might not be the correct references.
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    Give this a look. I was able to construct a...

    Give this a look. I was able to construct a hollow cylinder with the inside diameter to match your desired dimension, with an outside diameter only a millimeter or two. Importing your file and the...
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    Was this an openly available file from a 3D...

    Was this an openly available file from a 3D printing resource such as Thingiverse or Printables?
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    Do you have the source file from which the STL...

    Do you have the source file from which the STL was created?
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    Do you see in the slicer the flaws that appear in...

    Do you see in the slicer the flaws that appear in the photo? It's difficult to determine from the image what you are determining to be failure points.
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    Do you get displayed error indicators in...

    Do you get displayed error indicators in Meshmixer from the file? If you can post the STL, it might be easier to determine a solution than to attempt so from a photo.
  15. The steel powder coated plate is your printing...

    The steel powder coated plate is your printing surface. As it is steel, it is attracted to magnets or magnets are attracted to it. If you attached the magnetic portion to the steel plate with the...
  16. This is just a layman's "feel," but if you're...

    This is just a layman's "feel," but if you're going to be aiming for the more exotic (stronger) stuff like polycarbonate, possibly nylon. PLA, ABS, PETG, the usual stuff either won't hold the...
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    @Bikeracer2020, it seems that way to me, too. The...

    @Bikeracer2020, it seems that way to me, too. The spammers are getting imaginative, perhaps the 'bots read a message and pull components into the spam message. There's quite a few out there.
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    I wasn't aware that ASA was considered abrasive....

    I wasn't aware that ASA was considered abrasive. It shouldn't be abrasive and that means there's no reason to consider that it would cause wear on the extruder. It also makes no sense that Qidi...
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    I checked the manual and the internet for...

    I checked the manual and the internet for information regarding setting the e-stepper value and there is no indication that one can access that feature. It doesn't mean one cannot, just that there's...
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    Also, if you have not confirmed the e-steps...

    Also, if you have not confirmed the e-steps setting for the extruder, extrusion factor is irrelevant until you can confirm the e-steps. If you can't control the printer in S3D, consider to download...
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    Your first layer appears to have over-extrusion....

    Your first layer appears to have over-extrusion. What extrusion factor is in place in S3D?
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    what print speeds are you using? If you're...

    what print speeds are you using?
    If you're pushing filament through the nozzle at a relatively high speed, it also can cool the nozzle down to the point where the filament will no longer extrude. It...
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    I've confirmed from the manual that you have a...

    I've confirmed from the manual that you have a direct drive extruder. The next step is to check your e-stepper calibration. This is the value that the firmware uses to push the correct amount of...
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    that's good news.

    that's good news.
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    If you have the bed properly adjusted per the...

    If you have the bed properly adjusted per the manual, you should not have to have changes in the slicer. What is your nozzle size? Most printers ship with 0.4 mm nozzle and a typical layer thickness...
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