Prime Pillar Error

Here the prime pillar fell near the upper layers of the print. Something happened (possibly the pillar jammed the print head for a bit) and the y-axis became offset. The top continued to print shifted from the base. The green strings are from continuing to try to print the prime pillar, however after the pillar fell there was nowhere for the filament to stick.

The printer does not know if there is a problem during a print. It just continues to follow the print commands in the g-code.

I believe the pillar fell because of warping during the long print and the raft unstuck from the bed. To fix this in future prints of the pumpkin, I placed additional small models toward the back of the print bed so the raft around the pillar would be larger.

This image also provides another example of infill and shows a print with a four perimeter layers.

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