I was reading recently on the forum that I shouldn’t be smelling my cut of wood until after I lift the lid. I also shouldn’t see any smoke coming out of the front of the Glowforge.
And here I thought those things were normal for my machine, as neither are excessive.
Most of the smoke gets pulled to the back left and gets vented out (I assume), so I double checked my grille. The grille is clean and I verified that the fan is spinning while I was doing an engrave. On the other hand, using a napkin, it looks like I’m getting air blowing out of the sides of the lid, on the front. I can also see small wisps of smoke during cuts coming out of the front.