Hello all. Here is my unfortunate issue that maybe you can help trouble shoot with.
Today, my engravings have been quite wonky. It looks like double vision or like the glowforge decided to skip some small parts. I figured maybe I needed to give the glowforge a good cleaning, so I cleaned all the lenses, and I also checked to make sure the belt looked good and that there wasn’t anything broken. All good.
Then I figured I would try and cut the gift of good measure since you can’t go wrong with that. Except I guess my glowforge can. My first two attempts, still double vision on the engravings, and when it came time to actually cut, the glowforge went through the motions, but no beam was firing. The third time (After I turned off the machine, took a deep breath, made sure the lenses were good along with the cable being connected correctly) the engraving was not legible at all, and the glowforge did cut the gift of good measure, but not anywhere close to all the way through. I did this on the proofgrade medium draft board.
I’m not sure what to do next. My machine is out of warranty. Nothing looks visibly broken.
Support might have an idea for you. The only thing that looks hinky to me is the slight wobble in the circles on your last cut…that usually indicates a belt tension issue (the one under the laser arm) but that doesn’t cause double prints or failure to fire.
I think they are going to need to look into it for you. Sorry to not be able to help.