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Anet A8 inaccurate printing

I'm trying to print this with an Anet A8 It's supposed to be completely cylindrical but it's printing it all wobbly and with edges. I'm a complete noob with 3D printing, so any tips would be highly ...
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Anet A8 keeps failing prints that it used to be able to complete and new ones

The most recognizable problem with my 3D printer is that the extruder stepper keeps clicking. As you can see in these 2 pictures it fails to extrude out plastic in time when doing retractions and when ...
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Which way should the throat tube be oriented?

I have an Anet A8 clone printer. I see the throat tube is different on each end. I'm trying to ensure I understand which end should go up and which should go down. To me, it appears (from the photo ...
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Is the Anet A8 plus still relevant in 2021?

I'm currently looking for my first 3D printer. I may be a stranger to 3D printing but my I'm a tool and die maker by profession, so the DIY and learning curve involved don't scare me in the least. I ...
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Bioprinter does not extrude Anet A8 Marlin

I have a modified Anet A8 that is supposed to print hydrogels (paper : Ultra-Low-Cost 3D Bioprinting, Kahl M et al. 2019). For this to work, we do not need any temperature-related settings, however, I ...
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Odd behaviour of steady feedrate increase

For some weeks I noticed really odd behaviour on my OctoPi controlled Anet A8. I'm using an MKS Gen L board with TMC2208 on this and constellation worked for a year now. When starting a print, I ...
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3 Extruders on SKR V1.1, how set up 2 in 1 out (Y piece), and 1 single extruder in latest Marlin?

On Anet A8 with SKR V1.1 32 bit board my intention is to use 3 extruders on my Anet A8, 1+2 via Y-piece on single nozzle, 3rd Extruder with 2nd nozzle. Need another stepper to connect to SKR V1.1 (10 ...
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Printer halted! Psu dead?

My Anet A8 Plus worked normally, but after the weekend and changing for new bearings on the rods, it is not working anymore at all. I experience random reboots, the nozzle can only heat to about 10 °C ...
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Got "Heating failed" error while heat catridge is working

I bought an Anet A8 Plus in January. Everything worked pretty well until one week ago. When I tried to print something, I got a "Heating Failed" error, as the hotend didn't get hot. I've ...
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Anet A8 board USB broken?

I'm trying to connect my PC to my Anet A8 through Pronterface on Ubuntu. But when I'm clicking on the "connect" button in Pronterface, all I see is "Connecting ...". What I did so ...
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Anet A8 X axis drive-gear wobble

I've recently noticed that the pulley driving the X-axis belt on my Anet A8 is wobbling quite a lot. I took out my calipers and sure enough the hole wasn't centred. I ordered a new pulley (from a ...
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Issue with the new heating cartridge of my 3D printer

Recently I had an issue with my heating cartridge, and I decided to change it. For my Anet A8, I needed a 12 V 40 W one. I ordered it but I received a 15 mm length instead of 20 ...
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Filament getting stuck after 1.5 hours of printing

Problem: After about 1.5 hours of printing on my modified Anet A8 the (converted to Bowden) extruder begins to make a clicking noise. The filament is not being pushed through the hotend (E3D V6, it is ...
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What can these horizontal lines be caused by?

I have changed stock Anet A8 board (Anet v1.5) to new SKR 1.4 with TMC2209. Then I found out these lines on the walls, I don't know how to determine it. Previously this wasn't so visible, but now it ...
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Anet A8 moves down into piece, destroying it, just before the printer is set to finish

I hope someone can help me figure out what's going on with my printer. I have been printing a couple of pieces and it's been printing perfectly. But for some reason every now and then, the printer ...
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Unable to compile Marlin for Anet A8

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G29 Bed Level not doing anything on Marlin 2.0

I've just updated my Anet A8 with the blue bed level sensor to Marlin 2.0 . Both pressing the Level Bed button on the display or using G29 after ...
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Y Axis motor is really loud

The Y-axis motor is really loud. The pitch of the sound varies depending the angle of the motor (in some angles the motor is silent, in others it's louder than a fan). I am looking for a solution ...
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Anet A8 Installing second extruder without changing board

I am wondering if it is possible and safe to add a second extruder to my Anet A8 without changing the main board. I was thinking splitting my Z motor wires to free up the Z2 axis motor connector on ...
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Anet A8 Marlin BLtouch moves up instead of down during homing

I have a previously working Anet A8 that I just flashed to Marlin 1.1.9 (bugfix) and installed a real BLtouch sensor. I followed setup instructions and believe my wiring is correct. When I try to do a ...
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3d printer recommendations that can print fidgets? [closed]

I am looking for a cheap 3d printer that can print this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1307100 and is hopefully under US $200, such as the Creality Ender 3, Monoprice Select Mini Pro and V2, the ...
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Nozzle goes down after bed leveling BLTouch

I have two printers, one is an Anet A8 and the other one is a CreatBot DX plus. On both of them I installed a BLTouch, firstly on the DX and today on the A8. I have never had a problem with the probe, ...
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK... (mains voltage issue!)

I understand that this is probably more of an electronics question, but was hoping that someone with experience of using an Anet A6 in the UK (or a country outside of the US/China) may be able to help....
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How to avoid line curvature in first layer of a 3D print

I have a problem with large lines in the first layer of my prints which have curvatures. The last layer has no problems. You can see the problem in the horizontal line of the "A", the rest of the "A" ...
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Bed size and nozzle homing offset in Marlin 1.1.9 firmware

This is driving me up the wall, hope somebody can give me some advice... I have an Anet A8 (metal frame, so 'AM8'). Bed is the original 220x220 mm. When the nozzle is at the X/Y end stops it ...
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Switched to a Bowden setup. Should I retract the filament out at the end of a print?

I switched my Anet A8 over to a Bowden and it's printing great. Moving that weight off has enabled me to almost double the speed and resonance problems have vanished. My question is regarding after ...
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Anet A8 Z-Probe Bed Positioning going outside of bounds

I have an Anet A8 with the Anet 1.7 board, Skynet3d v2.3.2, and the stock sensor. I originally had this configuration with the stock extruder, but recently purchased an E3D v6 clone with a Bowden ...
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PLA printings always ~0.22% larger

I was trying to print parts for a small CD-ROM drive based plotter based on this thing https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3521286 But as tolerances are very small and need to match the existing parts, ...
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Anet A8 not printing over heat bed

My Anet A8 printer will not print over the heated bed. Once I have prepared a file on Cura and inserted the SD card into the printer, the nozzle (extruder) moves into the top left corner and stays ...
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PyCNC - How to configure for my setup?

I have replaced the main board of my Anet A8 printer with a Raspberry Pi based one, running PyCNC. After many issues I have finally got to a point where all the motors work as well as heating and ...
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PyCNC - Z steppers screaming

I'm transforming my Anet A8 printer to Raspberry Pi driven using PyCNC. Things seem to look promising so far apart from the Z motor doing nothing but making screaming-like sound when supposed to be ...
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Configuration of the Anet A6 full graphic LCD 12864 on an Anet A8

I finished fixing my Anet A8 about the 3DTouch sensor working with the LCD2004 stock display, I am installing the full graphic display LCD 12864 (for Anet A6) but when I compile Marlin 1.1.9 the ...
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Anet A8 stock replacement fuse between motherboard and PSU

My inline fuse burned and I don't know how many ampere the new fuse should have.
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first layer tearing

I have an Anet A8 and have a problem with my first layer. I printed nice prints but starting today the first layer is tearing in the middle: Any idea how to fix this?
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Getting 5V directly from the Anet A8 mainboard

My anet A8 stepper drivers get very hot after some time printing, so I decided to install a 5V fan to cool them down. I had the idea to get a 12V to 5V regulator to connect a 5V fan, but then i found ...
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Anet A8 inconsistent filament flow [duplicate]

I have been attempting to get my Anet to print for a couple months now. Haven't had a huge amount of time but when I have I've worked on it. A lot of the problems I have had I have been able to ...
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Marlin customization; additional output after G0/G1 move

This question concerns an Anet A8 with customized Marlin Firmware 1.1.9. I need to generate an additional digital output to signal move complete to trigger some data acquisition process. The extruder ...
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When installing a glass bed, what do you change?

I have an Anet A8 clone printer with a heated aluminum print bed. I'm considering purchasing a glass bed to add on top of the aluminum. When adding a glass bed on top: How would I go about installing ...
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Bed and nozzle temperature jumping

During my last print I noticed this jumpy behavior during heat up (blue is bed, red is hotend): So I am wondering about the jumps. What could cause this? I do not think that it is a defunct sensor (...
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Printer is Confused-Printing in Air Literally

So I got my 3D printer (Anet A8) a few years ago and put it together. I couldn't figure out how to use it. Then about a month ago I decided to try again now that I am older and got it to work. I know ...
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Anet A8 Wrong Hotend Temp

My Anet A8 reads as 120ish degrees Celsius, but it is set to 200 degrees. I don't know if it is reading the wrong temperature because it still pushes out plastic when I force it. It will climb up and ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

I have an issue with my Anet A8 printer and how it interlocks with Ultimaker Cura. I want to print this file named Loki_hörner_v2.stland Cura slices it fine, but ...
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Why does my printer create notches on the Y surface?

Here is an extreme example of notches caused by the printer. They go along all sides but are the strongest on the Y faces. They also happen quite randomly sometimes they are tiny sometimes they are ...
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Slicer settings for easy support material removal

What are the best settings for Ultimaker Cura to have support material that's easy to remove for my Anet A8. I have printed an object with two different spools of PLA (same manufacturer just different ...
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Anet A8 ignores extruder temperature?

I don't understand what's wrong with my G-code. I have set the printing temperature to 195 °C but when I try to print, the target temperature is always 0 °C and printing never starts. I have tried ...
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Connecting Anet 8 2004 display with Ramps 1.4 to Aux2 can't seem to figure it out [duplicate]

I've heard about switching out some connectors, but can't seem to figure out which ones and can't seem to find a diagram out there that is much help. Does anyone know which connectors I should switch ...
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Why did my power supply fuse blew out on my Anet A8?

So yesterday I got my power supply in the mail and I thought, let's check it out! I put all the wires in correctly (as shown in this YouTube video, Anet A8 power supply unit fuse blown, I just ...
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Anet A8 & BLTouch not homing Z

I have an Anet A8 with Marlin Firmware 1.1.9 and I installed a BLTouch sensor. When I start the system the BLTouch does its self test (extend and retract the probe twice) and then lights up red. When ...
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Anet A8 with Marlin firmware: Auto Home is crashing into bed

I got things moving from the answer to a previous question. Now, since the base-video I'm following is non-English, I want the next phase fixed: Probing failed ...
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ANet A8 running Marlin v1.1.9 Auto Bedlevel with ROKO SN04-N

I'm trying to get the ROKO (SN04-N) sensor to work with my Anet A8. First of all, while trying to screw it to the extruder, I tightened it too much and sort of broke the acrylic plate... sort of. I ...
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