Questions tagged [anet-a8]

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Does anyone know the thread size (pitch and lead) of the Anet A8's lead screw?

I bought a new printer, and unfortunately the left nut for the lead screw isn't tapped. Does anyone know the thread size, w.r.t. both pitch and lead, of the lead screws?
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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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Connecting (Anet A8) 2004 display to MKS GEN L

Was anyone able to connect the default Anet A8 (2004) display to a MKS GEN L? I've tried direct connection with re-wiring, and see white squares there, but I'm only able to see white squares on the ...
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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 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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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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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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Nozzle goes down after bed leveling BLTouch

I am new and I really hope you could help me out. 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 ...
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Anet A8 with auto bed leveling won't zero in on Z-axis

Just upgraded my Anet A8 with Marlin 2.0.5 to get auto bed leveling. The Marlin upgrade was painless, but I can't get my auto bed leveling to zero the Z axis. I go through the Z offset setup and zero ...
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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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What is this called and where can I buy a replacement?

In the image, there is an object circled in blue on the anet a8 printer that I need to buy a replacement of, however, I can not find it online, please help.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to repair burnt heat bed connector?

My Anet A8 suddenly had issues with being unable to heat the bed. After ruling out software issues, I disconnected the connector and found this (sorry for the terrible quality): The left most pin on ...
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Clamps / clips for glass on heatbed

I'm looking for clamps to fix the glass on my heatbed. After some search I found that some people use clamps printed of PLA. Can I use PLA clamps for a heated heatbed (~60 °C)? I also tried ...
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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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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 LCD shows garbage data after done printing

I have an Anet A8, and recently updated the firmware to Marlin 1.1.8. My only change was replacing the configuration files by the Anet A8 sample files built in with the firmware zip file. Everything ...
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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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Help installing my Anet A8 printer to my computer

I am a complete noob when it comes to the 3d printing world. I just finished assembling my printer and I plug it into my computer with the included usb cable and nothing happens. My computer does ...
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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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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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Setting custom x/y bed bounds for Anet A8/marlin

I have an Anet A8 that I just flashed with the latest Marlin firmware (1.1.9). I'm sending prints to my printer with Ultimaker Cura via OctoPrint. I have affixed a PEI surface to my bed that's about ...
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How to calculate linear Y rod length for a larger replacement bed?

I have an Anet A8 which I want to convert to an aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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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 mainboard dimensions and hole offsets

I'm trying to get a clean set of measurements of the Anet A8 mainboard and determine the exact positioning of the holes in both the board and frame. The frame and the board are cut to accommodate an ...
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Nozzle jumps off the bed when using Marlin Mesh Bed Leveling

I am using Marlin firmware with a RAMPS board on an Anet A8 printer. The bed size for the printer is 220 x 220 mm and that is stated in the configuration.h file. ...
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Anet A8 bad/inconsistent extrusion after changing nozzle

I just changed my nozzle on my Anet A8 after it was fully used up. When I started printing with my new 0.4 mm nozzle (same as before) my extrusion was VERY bad and inconsistent, even so bad I ...
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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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Anet A8 frame replacement

My Anet A8 frame are broken. I find frame project AM8 - Metal Frame for Anet A8. I like it but I can't find aluminum extrusion needed, like this: MiSUMi - Aluminum Extrusion - 5 series, Base 20, 20mm ...
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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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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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Z-axis of Anet A8 always moves additional 5 mm upwards when moving X and Y-axis in Ultimaker Cura

I have an Anet A8 using the Marlin 1.1.8 Firmware. There are two (very much related) things that bother me: G00 Z0 (after auto home from printer menu which ...
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My extruder does not reach the set temperature

Anet A8 with Cura. First time use. The extruder temp is set at 190 °C for PLA but the temp never quite gets that hot, e.g. 189.2 °C. So the printer never prints. The bed temperature is fine....
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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 ...