I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print some larger designs and I noticed it began shifting the layers on the x-axis... How do I fix it? enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Have you made sure that the belt for the x-axis is quite tight? $\endgroup$ – Andrew Morton Sep 11 '20 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ Can you confirm that you're sure this is X (left/right, the axis the hotend carriage moves along) and not Y (the axis the bed moves along). Y-axis layer shifts are a lot more common. $\endgroup$ – R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE Sep 11 '20 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ If the layer shifts really are along the X-axis, it's likely that the gantry is not square with the Z-axis (leaning), thereby making the nozzle collide with the print. In addition to squareness, check that all the Z rollers are tight on the Z-axis aluminum extrusions and that there is not any play in the one on the right especially. The places where the gantry bolts onto the plates that hold the Z rollers have a plenty play to mount them non-square, and having this wrong is a common problem. Also, of course, make sure the bed is level (with respect to the nozzle; see general bed leveling info) $\endgroup$ – R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE Sep 11 '20 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is the axis. I will try that too, I saw an upgrade for a z-axis spacer too. $\endgroup$ – Steven Sep 12 '20 at 14:37

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