Ok, we were suffering from triple digit heat, so I brought my printer into the house thinking it was just too hot in my workshop. Of course I did this after filing a brand new tray with resin. I then set it up on my desktop and proceeded to level the printer by shimming thin plates under the feet.
I started to print and 5 hours in “BOOM!” power failure. After SCE restored power I cleaned off the tray and began to print again. This time the print was horrendous! I had bad supports, flakes everywhere, stuck resin to the tray, everything was just bad. I cleaned the platform and tray and tried another small part and it came out equally as bad. This time I cleaned the build platform and tray and I then looked inside the printer – it was flooded with resin! Luckily resin did not hit the mirror, but I can see resin between the printer’s base plate and black structure all the way to the back. I’m afraid it also got on a few circuit boards.
I guess that when I moved and leveled the printer I spilled a lot of resin into the base. I am such an idiot!
So I opened a ticket and told formlabs what I did. Now. I can’t just ship this the way it is, resin will go everywhere. So, do I go through the daunting task of opening the base and mopping up the resin? What else can I do besides walk this thing upright back to formlabs? What a stupid mess this is!