I’m looking for advice about how best to use the compact filter and thank you in advance to those who respond. I just finish our first day at a large festival where we were engraving the backs of pre-cut keychains made from proofgrade medium basswood plywood. The Glowforge and compact filter were running off and on for about 9 hours engraving in 10-12 minute bursts. We engraved about 300 small keychains with personal pictures on the back. The day went well will no issues with the filter. When we finished for the day I went to make 55 new keychain blanks which takes just under 3 hours of engraving and cutting. Almost as soon as I started the run I saw smoke coming out of the back of the machine around the hose and above the filter followed very shortly by smoke above the machine. I stopped the print and turned off the Glowforge leaving the filter to run overnight. I am hoping the that letting the filter run for twelve hours or so will pull enough down that I don’t have to change the filter since I just ordered a new one and don’t have it yet.
Has anyone had similar experiences with their filters with running them for extended periods of time? Note: I may have had a total of 25-30 hours of engraving and cutting proofgrade plywood with the filter before the show today.