Questions tagged [anet-a8]

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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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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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Removing pla from extruder

I read that the best way of removing ABS was to let the temperature at the hot end to drop to around 190deg c then a sharp pull. This worked really well. I am trying to print with PLA but no matter ...
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Anet A8 won't print

I have just built my Anet A8 and it won't print. I will preheat it (190°C 60°C) and then press "Print File" and select, then it starts for a second, gets to ...
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Anet A8 prints not good

I bought my Anet A8 less than 2 weeks ago. The setup went fine. In the first 1 week, I printed a lot, and the quality was really good. Now, the quality of prints is really bad. The infill is terrible, ...
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Unable to compile Marlin for Anet A8

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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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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 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 Hot End Spares Quey

I saw an extruder mod on Amazon "EAONE 2 Pcs PTFE Teflon Tube (2 Meters) with 4 Pcs PC4-M6 Fittings for 3D Printer 1.75mm Filament (2.0mm ID/4.0mm OD)" Anybody know how this is fitted? Is it simply ...
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Unable to install auto-bed levelling sensor into my Anet A8

I've been trying to install an inductive sensor for auto-bed levelling into my Anet A8 and I'm having a few issues. I have been using the wiring diagram provided by Solid Ground Electronics in one ...
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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 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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Z axis stopped part way through print

I got an Anet A8 for Christmas. I am trying to print a calibration tower and the z axis stops lifting at approximately 100mm. I checked that the gantry is able to travel along the full length of the ...
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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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3D print Configuration Cura - Anet A8

I'm new with my 3D printer, I just print two different pawn pieces from thingverse. I just used Cura to convert the files to be readable for the printer. Is my problem with the pieces has to do with ...
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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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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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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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Anet A8 with 3DTouch does not home X in the center

Working on getting my Anet A8 upgraded with some extra toys and although the sensor works, I can't get it to home correctly. I'm looking for some assistance to home the X in the center. The probe is ...
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Inconsistent filament flow on anet a8

My Anet A8 was working and printing great until my hotbed connector snapped and shorted out my motherboard. After replacing the connections to my hotbed and my motherboard I can't print anything ...
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My Anet A8 prints have been looking squished

I have recently purchased an Anet A8 but have been wondering why the prints look squished and have tiny balls on them. I am using 1.75 mm cheap PLA bought from eBay and have also had problems ...
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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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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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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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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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Anet A8 - SkyNet3D freezes randomly at boot

I have a problem with my Anet A8. It is a little strange because it does not always happen. When I turn on my printer, it freezes on boot in the second splash screen. If I turn off and turn on ...
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Cura 3 speed selection

I printed thingiverse minion Dave and after 2 failed attempts (1st tore of from bed, 2nd had jitter at about 50%) I slowed the print speed down. The final result was amazing. However the reported ...
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Anet A8 - first couple of layer are trash

I just got an Anet A8 and I'm pretty happy with it except for one small detail: All my prints start like this. I tried to : pre-heat the printer ❌ add a smaller height of the first layer ❌ I’m ...
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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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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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Failing y-axis home with loud rattling

I have an Anet A8 and I currently try to improve the y-axis (with a tensioner and a frame to support the structure). Now after I dis- and reassembled the y-axis, I get a loud rattling noise when ...
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Anet A8 won't print properly

I recently bought the Anet A8 from Gearbest. Everything so far seems in order, but one big problem. No matter which filament I used (PLA and ABS), the result is always like this: In the picture ...
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Cooling time query ABS

I printed Thingiverse "Benchy" at the default Anet settings for ABS, hot end and bed, as a first test. The result was fair but needs a bit of tweeking. The model was removed from the "hot bed" and set ...
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My Anet A8's filament isn't extruding properly

So after a lot of work I finally got my Anet A8 printing but then disaster struck. It has stopped working again but with a new problem. The first few strokes of printing are fine but then it goes ...
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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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How to use an Anet A8 control board with a damaged AVR IC?

This post was taken from this comment, as the OP did not repost their deleted answer as a new question. See associated post on SE.Meta: Is it possible to attribute a wiki post to a user? With respect ...
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Connecting an inductive sensor to the Anet A8

I bought an Anet A8 over christmas. When I bought my printer from Gearbest, I also bought the inductive sensor that they sell. It doesn't seem to work, and I think it might be broken. However, I have ...
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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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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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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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Stuck getting ANet A8 Printer to build layers [duplicate]

I have excitedly decided to get my feet wet in the 3D printing world, and being that budget is fairly small got myself an ANet A8 3D printer. I have it all assembled and am able to 'print' however I ...
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Anet board - MOSFET replacement? [closed]

To learn about printing, and to print the parts for a printer of my own design later on, I've ordered an Anet A8. I just saw this video, Anet A8 3D printer Review. all you need to know. This guy ...
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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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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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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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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" ...