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Questions tagged [aneta6]

This tag should be used for specific questions about specific issues for the Anet A6 printers.

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First time assemble of Anet A6 printer. Only fan works

I bought an Anet A6-L printer (after some research I discovered that this is not a genuine Anet A6) and assembled it. The first time I plugged it in, the fan (fan 2, I believe) is the only thing that ...
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Anet A6 Z-axis min endstop not triggering

I had a Z probe installed but the wires came out of the header so I am trying to use software endstops, but any time I G28 the nozzle will always ram into the bed. ...
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Anet A6 printer power on/off

Just built my new Anet A6 and not seeing a power off button. How do I power it down safely? Am I missing something?
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Anet A6 install bed leveling sensor

After lots of hassle, I finally made the printer work. I also got myself one bed leveling sensor from eBay, LJ18A3-8-Z/BX 3D Printer Inductive Sensor Bed Auto Level +Plug For Anet A8 A2 A6. I'm not ...
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Threads for nozzle (Anet A6 extruder)

How do I know what nozzle to get for my Anet A6 printer? I want to get some hardened nozzles because I would love to print with some glow in the dark filament, but I know that eats up brass nozzles ...
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Anet A6 - First time assembled, won't turn on

I recently bought an Anet A6 and decided to assemble it today. When I plugged in the power, I dont get any sign of life from the printer. No lights, No bleeps, No fans which are starting to blow. I ...
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1st layer problems with .1 layer height

I re-read my question and realized I made a confusing one, so I am rewording a LOT. So the software I use is Craftware. When it comes to the first layer I have it set to .25mm, with the following ...
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Why the Anet A6 can't do .05 layer height

So like I sayed in the title, Why can't the Anet A6 do .05 layer height? I found that some printers can do .05 layer heights, but the Anet A6 can't? I am interested to know if it is the stepper motors ...
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Adding a filament sensor

I have the Anet A6 and I was wondering if it is possible to add a filament run-out sensor. I would feel better having something to stop the filament before it runs through and I have to take apart the ...
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Under-extrusion in vase mode

So I found a vase on thingiverse and I wanted to print it, so obviously I did. I used craft ware to slice the model using there 'vase mode', and sent the Gcode to my Anet A6 printer. In the end I ...
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Getting PLA to stick to a cold bed

Right now my heated bed is down and I had no time to try and fix it and I am trying to print something for a friend. I am having the PLA lift around the edges which I have NEVER experienced. The glue ...
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Belt Tensioning

I have printed off some upgrades for my Anet A6 for tensioning the belt on the Y and X axis. I was wondering how much deflection the belt should have. I would think being to tight will stress the ...
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Anet A6 heat bed stopped working

Just last night the heat bed stopped working. It was fine up to 75% of the print, then when it was done the bed was not on anymore. The display said it was set to 50*c, but it was at 18*c. I did try ...
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Anet A6 fan issues

I just noticed, and I KNOW it was not a problem before. But recently the fan that blows over the nozzle has been acting funny. I have it set to start blowing after 3 layers, and then turn on at 100%. ...
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Problems with feeding the filament into the bowden tube

I just finished building my Anet A6 and I was working on inserting some filament into the extruder. It was very difficult to get the filament to go in the hole (past the gears to go down to the hot-...
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Anet A6 Firmware

I've just finished putting my new Anet A6 together. Very nice build all together as everything fits really well. I've tried a test print and I noticed something weird: as I try to home ONLY the Z ...
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Anet A6's filament not feeding through the nozzle

Whenever I try putting the filament through the nozzle it does not go through. I have searched everywhere online and have found nothing.