My school started a robotics club this year and one of the teachers gave us an Ender 3 printer to use, they assembled it the year before but never actually used it so it was sitting in their garage, I attempted to print several different objects but all of the larger ones seem to suffer from layer shifting on what seems like the Y axis. I've looked at other threads and tried stuff such as changing the binder clips (add adding more), leveling the bed (again), tightening the belts, moving the print position to a corner, using a different slicer, and reslicing the models which all fail, when I print smaller objects, it prints fine. What could the problem be and what can I do to resolve this? I'm using Cura 4.4 currently.

Failed print:

failed print

What it should look like:

cad image

Successful print (smaller object):

successful print

Edit: I'm also using OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi for remote control but the issue still occurs when printing from an SD card.

  • $\begingroup$ Is the Y belt tight? What are your jerk and acceleration limits set in the slicer? $\endgroup$ Jan 25 '20 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ @R..GitHubSTOPHELPINGICE Yes, I tightened both the X and Y belt, print jerk is 20mm/s and acceleration is 500mm/s I'm using the Magic0.20 profile from chepclub.com/cura-profiles.html (had the same issue with the default profile) $\endgroup$
    – Puyodead1
    Jan 25 '20 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ Do the cables of the bed get caught on something? Does the bed run smoothly without the belt? What is the print speed? $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Jan 27 '20 at 10:54

Fixed it finally, seems that the X axis was not level. Thank you to everyone who commented.

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    $\begingroup$ Do you have an understanding of how that caused the Y shifting? It would be interesting to hear more $\endgroup$ Jan 27 '20 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ The entire issue was on the x axis, it didn’t have anything to do with the y axis, the x axis was lower on the right side. My bad for confusing the x and y axis :) $\endgroup$
    – Puyodead1
    Jan 28 '20 at 0:52

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