Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

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Ender 3 bed level issues along Y axis

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a magnetic bed. Recently, I've come across an issue I've never had before. The printer bed is higher on the front and back edges, along the Y-axis. It's okay in the middle ...
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Automatic Bed Leveling (ABL) with a sensor (BLTouch, inductive, capacitive), how does it work?

A frequently discussed update to a 3D printer is the so-called leveling sensor; this sensor can be inductive, capacitive, optical or mechanical (i.e pressure or physically touching, like a BLTouch). ...
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Re-doing manual bed leveling

I have a Ender 5 Pro with a BLTouch auto bed leveler, running TH3D's version of Marlin: TH3D UFW 2.14. During my initial setup several months ago, I naively assumed that the BLTouch didn't need a ...
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BLTouch goes behind print bed

I want to install Marlin 2.0 on my CR20 Pro but when I try to level the bed it goes behind the bed (in my direction on the Y axis). Here is my bed config: ...
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Weedo Tina2/Monoprice Cadet auto bed leveling: Sensor not moving down to touch the print bed

So I bought this printer three days ago as a way to dip my toes into the 3d printing world, and it was working great at first. But at some point, the ABL procedure started behaving oddly: Instead of ...
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Does shimming my build surface compete with spending a bunch more money and time on an auto-leveling system?

I've had my Ender 3 for almost three weeks, gone through about a kilogram of PLA filament (printing a mix of upgrade parts for the Ender 3 and stuff I actually want to use) and made one PETG object, ...
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BLTouch not levelling correctly (it does seem to work, just not accurately enough)

My setup Ender 3 Creality glass bed Creality 3D BL Touch auto bed levelling kit v1 Creality 3D silent mainboard v4.2.7 OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi 4 connected over USB (with the 5 V pin ...
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How to solve Ender 5+ weird Z-axis behavior issue?

Before you select if you want automatic or manual leveling, the printer runs a routine to determine the Home Z-axis at the center of the bed. This starts OK, then the level goes to maximum (of the ...
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BLTouch problem - bed leveling

I have a problem with my Ender 3 printer with BLTouch v3.1. Firmware from this site. After assembly, firmware upload, Z-Offset setting, initial leveling of the table, the sensor works, but I can never ...
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Nozzle too high on first layer after leveling

I've had my Ender 5 Pro for 6 months now, printing happily and quite a lot. Some days ago, a print failed mid-way, and since then I've not been able to make it print properly. I've now spent days ...
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Ender 3 V2 Z-axis base value changes for each print

I'm new to 3D printing, I just bought an Ender 3 V2 and I am having a lot of trouble with bed adhesion. After a lot of playing around it seems that the base value for Z is changing for every print. I ...
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Marlin is restarting when pins 5 Vcc are enabled and has a servo motor connected (RAMPS 1.4)

My printer uses an ATMega 2560 with a RAMPS 1.4 shield, A4988 stepper drivers and a 2004 controller LCD interface. The PSU is 360 W (12 V, 30 A). I bought a BLTouch for my printer, but when installing,...
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What can cause the center of the bed to be higher than the sides?

I find it impossible to level the printer recently. I read a couple of articles on bed warping but that refers to having the center of bed lower than the sides (collapsing on its own weight warm up ...
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How do I know if my BLTouch is faulty or firmware is faulty?

I just got the Ender 5 Plus with BLTouch set up today. I was having some massive issues and determined that my leveling was off because the BLTouch was flashing red and not connecting. When I turn on ...
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BLTouch not covering the whole bed area

My problem is that the BLtouch doesn't probe the whole bed, in which the probe starts from the left edge and stops at the middle of the bed. I'm using Marlin 2 software and this the code in the ...
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Nozzle height adjusting for every print

I'm new to the 3D printing world and got my first Ender 3 (with the 32-bit controller board). I have a problem with every single print. I've upgraded to the newest Marlin firmware, did the mesh ...
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Using auto-bed leveling, do I need to initiate G29 before every print?

Various methods to scan the top surface exist to improve the bed adhesion to prevent prints to come loose from the bed during printing: e.g. BLTouch and clones or inductive and capacitive sensors/...
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Cannot configure Marlin 2/0.X bugfix on Ender 5 pro, 4.2.7 board with BLTouch 3.1

I am new to 3D printing and recently purchased a Ender 5 Pro. I came and the 8 bit 1.15 board was broken (couldn't run extruder). I upgraded to a 32 bit Creality 4.2.7 and also purchased a BLtouch 3.1 ...
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Automatic leveling of the bed does not work

I am trying to run the G29 G-code for my 3D printer to automatically level the bed of the printer. Every time I try run the G-code my printer just beeps and nothing ...
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Bed is leveled and not warped but still uneven printing?

I have the Creality CR-10S. I replaced the glass it originally came with as it was warped and I wasn't getting any material out on 2 of the sides. I switched to a PEI sheet and got the same results ...
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Should center point of G29 matrix always be zero?

Questions: Should repeated applications of G29 (auto-level) result in the same matrix as long as nothing is loose or has otherwise mechanically changed? Should ...
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Levelling issue with Anycubic Chiron [closed]

I can't get anything from my printer since I change filament (I always use PLA from SUNLU). I changed the nozzle, redo the leveling... Every time now, the nozzle seems way to close to the bed and the ...
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Manually level CR-10 V2 with BLTouch

I am using a Creality CR-10 V2 with BLTouch installed. I referenced many articles but seems like I am constantly getting inconsistent information regarding to bed leveling. If I am not wrong, I need ...
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Different steps per unit while Z-Homing

Recently I've had some problems with my printer. My board and drivers got fried. Long story short, Now I have MKS-Gen-L v1.0 with LV8729 for X,Y,Z axes and extruder with these steps/mm: ...
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Can I use photoelectric sensors to make auto bed leveling on a glass bed?

I'm pretty much a noob to the 3D printing community. I got a Creality CR10 V2 as my first 3D printer and I know it's compatible with BLTouch but not included in the package. So I'm dying to add an ABL ...
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Marlin Z-probe Failure!

I'm using Marlin. Recently my Z-probing randomly doesn't work. Sometimes during Z-Homing it goes up instead of going down to sense the Bed! In Bed Leveling it goes higher and higher every time. It ...
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What are my options if I want to install a bed levelling sensor capable of operating at 100 °C?

I currently use a BLtouch 3.1, which is known to stop operating at about 35-40 °C. In fact, when I preheat the bed at 100 °C close to the probe, I sometimes get issues with the pin not retracting ...
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Marlin firmware: move without auto bed leveling

I am working on a filament unload script. My current problem is that the script always does an auto bed leveling. I have two scripts to test this issue: ...
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Problems with X axis movement

I have been printing with no problems. I have finished the spool of filament and removed the remaining filament from the Bowden tube and hotend. Before loading the new spool of filament, I decided to ...
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Z-offset: 0.2 mm, 0.1 mm or the thickness of paper?

So, I'm pretty new to 3D Printing, and to quote Spock from Wrath of Khan I would say "He is intelligent, but not experienced". Now everything I have been reading about Z-offset seems to talk ...
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Probe instead of nozzle centres on the bed

Problem is that the probe is in the center of bed instead of the nozzle. How fix it on my Tronxy X5SA? Those are my current settings and the nozzle is shifted from the centre (X: 35 mm, Y: 3 mm): <...
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Ender 3 weird drop in bed level

I have an Ender 3 a 3DTouch, with the SKR Mini E3 1.2 board. From one day to another the probe started producing this pattern, where the right side of my bed (5x5 mesh, tried with 3x3, 7x7, all ...
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Rather than stiffer springs, can I preserve my fine-tuned bed height using Nyloc nuts?

I've read a bunch of articles about getting better springs for my bed levelling screws so that I don't have to adjust it as often because standard springs vibrate loose as it prints. However, would it ...
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Ender 5 hotend and bed cooling down while auto bed leveling

I have an Ender 5 with an auto bed leveling sensor (TRU-LEV 600). It is working fine, however, as the sensor probes the bed, the nozzle and the bed cool down and are not staying heated as it is ...
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Understanding of the auto bed leveling process (BLTouch)

I just installed my BLTouch clone (Marlin 1.8) on my Anycubic i3 Mega Ultrabase and finding confusing information about the Z_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER or the M851 ...
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How to probe twice while mesh bed leveling with a BLTouch setup

I am using an Ender 3 (v1.1.4) with Marlin 1.1.X bugfix installed. Also BLTouch v3.1 is used. The probe is deployed once only while mesh bed leveling. How can I make the probe deploy twice at every ...
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Ender 3 Pro & BLTouch clone issue

I just installed a BLTouch clone on my Ender 3 Pro with a standard 1.1.4 board. The sensor seems to work but is giving me problems. I used the Teaching Tech tutorial on YouTube to install it, but ...
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BLTouch does not compensate for differences in bed level

Printer: Ender 3 Bed: Creality Glass ABL: BLTouch Everything else: Stock Few weeks ago I had a meltdown during a failed ABS print. My hotend was completely wrapped in plastic and trying to remove said ...
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What’s the best way of leveling the bed?

Recently I’ve been having trouble leveling my bed on my Creality Ender 3 Pro. It’s not that it’s hard to level or anything, it’s that it won’t stay level for more than a day or two. I’ve been ...
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I can't get G29 to run BLTouch on my Ender 3 V2

I installed a BLTouch probe on my Ender 3 V2 and am able to manually generate the probe matrix and store it in the printer memory, but I can't figure out how to get Cura to run the probe for every ...
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How do I set my Z offset?

After watching every possible YouTube video on the subject and reading any source available, and although I'm a PhD and quite computer savvy, I still can't make my Anet A6 (no probe) behave in terms ...
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BLTouch V3 levels accurately on some parts of the bed sometimes or is widely off on others and sometimes scrapes

I'm trying out the new Ender 3 Pro, replaced the Z switch and put the BLTouch V3 in its place and when I try test prints with it after bed leveling, it sometimes print part of my bed on level, and ...
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Levelling issues with BLTouch sensor; unlevel and weak adhesion

I have a Creality CR-10 Max with BLTouch. After I have manually levelled the bed and set the BLTouch to do an auto level it seems to unlevel the bed and only prints one side of the bed. However, it’s ...
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Bed leveling problem

My start G-code: ...
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Eryone Thinker SE ignoring endstop, gantry only moves down

I just got a Eryone Thinker SE and went through a lot of trouble to get it even working. My first major problem was it would keep trying to ignore the Z endstop switch and go lower than it should be. ...
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After installing BLTouch and Marlin, my nozzle is too high when trying to print

So I have an AnyCubic i3 Mega which I added BLTouch v3.1 and Marlin (1.1.9 due to older, Atmega 8-bit CPU) using instructions and such from https://github.com/MNieddu91/Marlin-AI3M-BLTouch. Finally ...
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Can't get bed to level properly

I am new to 3D printing and just purchased an Ender 3 V2 about two weeks ago. Since I've got it, I've been having trouble leveling the bed. I've tried watching videos, but they don't say how much ...
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How do I reset the bed leveling data?

I have a Creality CR-10 S5 which is using Marlin firmware 1.1.6. I recently got a level to level my printing bed, good high precision one. Afterwards it was printing as if my bed was not level. I ...
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Filament sticks to nozzle

Normally, I'm all fine with my printer and filament. But today I changed the filament for another brand and no matter what, it sticks to the nozzle so nothing comes to the bed and soon my nozzle is ...
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Flow + Line Width = over / under extrusion, how does that work?

I am just trying to deeply understand relations between those parameters. I am not a noobie, but just trying to be more smart with a printer, instead of changing parameters randomly to see effects on ...