My Ender 5 Plus (original) does not perform leveling.
After the self-leveling command, the Z axis only descends. I have already exchanged the BLTouch three times, and the problem remains unchanged.
I bought my E5P in December, in America, to bring it to Brazil, I had to completely dismantle it.
Machine reassembled, I start work again, everything works very well. But, one day, I made the mistake of stopping an impression (due to problems with the appearance of the piece) and, before removing the piece from the bed, I pressed the HOME command, which caused the hotend/BLTouch to rest on the printed part, forcing the whole mechanism.
Well, I changed the BLTouch and the problems really started.
When I send the leveling command, the Z-axis behaves erratically, going down instead of returning to the beginning and, with each command, it goes down more and more.
I changed the leveler again, the problem persisted, I disassembled piece by piece, wiped a general cleaning, applied a clean solution to contacts all over the electronics, reassembled, reinstalled the firmware (Version 1.71.0 KF), and everything went back to work.
Yesterday, I sent a piece for printing (PLA nozzle 1.00 mm, layer 0.36 mm, speed 100 mm/s, infill 40 %), and left for my morning walk. When I returned, there was a huge ball of melted material, adhered to the hotend, again more problems. I disassembled the entire hotend, carried out the total cleaning, reassembled it, and let's go back to work.
Leveling OK, there was a problem with the thermistor and the heating of the nozzle, I changed the thermistor and the heater cartridge (taking the opportunity, since several times the system had heating problems, when the temperature should be above 230 °C / 446 °F). Everything ready, come on...
- Leveling problem has returned.
- BLTouch exchange done, nothing done
- Loading the firmware again, nothing done
- Review of connections, nothing done
The Z-axis continues to descend, not responding to commands, and in the Pronterface the message appears:
Error: STOP called because of BLTouch error - restart with M999 Error: STOP called because of BLTouch error - restart with M999
I've already exchanged BLTouch 2 times and it didn't work out. I have 2 inductive levelers here, maybe the solution is to install them and forget the BLTouch, or do the leveling manually.
- Has anyone had this kind of problem with the printer? If so, what is the solution?
- removing the leveler and performing manual leveling, has anyone tried this? What changes in Marlin need to be made?
- Does the replacement of the BLTouch by an inductive sensor imply in what firmware changes? Is there a tutorial about it?
I appreciate any help you can get from friends