Questions tagged [bed-leveling]

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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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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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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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How to set the boundaries for BLTouch probing

I have just installed the BLTouch on my Ender 3 running Marlin 1.1.9 and I want to set it up so the probing does the 9 points in a perimeter that uses most of the bed surface area. At the moment the ...
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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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BLTouch error Marlin 2.x (on SKR 1.3)

I have some issue with my BLTouch (I'm new to bed levelling) : I compiled Marlin 2.x (for my SKR 1.3) for a Antclabs BLTouch, and everytime I power on the printer, it shows this error message: ...
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Creality CR10 max BL touch

I have a CR10 max with BL touch After I have manually levelled the bed and set the BL touch to do an auto level it seems to unlevel the bed and only prints one side of the bed however it’s not ...
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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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Installed bed leveling probe, now Z homing moves to center

I installed a BLTouch bed leveling probe on my printer which uses Marlin 2.0.5.3. Now the printer seems to be of two minds when it comes to finding the origin. Homing XY moves to the lower left as it ...
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UBL Marlin settings to cover whole bed

This question is related to: How to set Z-probe boundary limits in firmware when using automatic bed leveling? I am trying to figure out how to set UBL In Marlin to cover as much bed as possible. So ...
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How can I make bed leveling improvements in the middle of my Ender 3 V2 bed?

Got my Ender 3 v2 and stack with the bed leveling. Used default settings, Creality slicer 4.2, test PLA from the kit and print model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3013319 (4 squares in each corner ...
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Probing Failure Monoprice Maker Ultimate 2 [closed]

Getting the message when I start to print. I have replaced the head of the printer where the filament goes in. Do I need to adjust the probe?
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Anet A6, Marlin 1.1.x, bed leveling with sensor probe

I have an Anet A6, an SN04 sensor for the Z-axis, and Marlin 1.1.x software that has automatic bed leveling enabled. My question is (looking at the image below): "It seems my bed leveling is not ...
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Eryone Thinker SE Ignoring Stopswitch & 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 zstop switch and go lower than it should be. I ...
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BLTouch not leveling

I installed a BLTouch V3.1 on my Ender 3 which is using Marlin (bugfix 2.0.x) off a Skr mini e3 v2.0. I updated the firmware using a teaching tech video. I'm having trouble when using bed leveling. It ...
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BLTouch Probing Fails Intermittently

I just installed my (v3) BLTouch with a vanilla version of Marlin (1.1.9) on my Ender 3 and everything seems to work fine (including auto home) except the probing. It repeatedly does the first three ...
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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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BL-Touch bed leveling seems to produce tilted bed level around Y-axis

I have a Tevo Tornado that I've outfitted with an official BL-Touch auto level sensor. I can see the bed probing run, and I can see the Z axis slowly adjust during x/y moves, so it's doing something. ...
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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 ...
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Waves in my prints

Around about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a micro Swiss direct drive and all metal hotend. I had some tuning with the PID and e-steps to do, but once that was done, it's been mostly good....
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Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch bed leveling stops after 1 test (Marlin 2.0.7.2)

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the BLTouch installed. Firmware is Marlin 2.0.7.2. I followed this instruction. When I start the bed leveling it will go to the center, check it twice and then return to the ...
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BLTouch Fails & Scraping at the Left Side of the Table

Using the following: Printer : Ender 3 PRO - 2019 1.1.4 non-silent board Firmware : Official Creality Ender 3 PRO - BLTouch version Bed : Original Creality Glass Bed Nozzle : Original Stock - there ...
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Ender 3 ignores signal from optocoupler

Optocoupler used in conjuction with an inductive sensor on a stock Ender 3, wired like this: Except I also wired a switch to the Z endstop signal and ground. I don't know the switch pin layout so I ...
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How to wire an LJ18A3-8-Z/BX sensor with an optocoupler to a stock Ender 3?

I have this optocoupler. and this sensor. I want to wire them together and use them for auto bed leveling. Note, stock Ender 3 board (Creality v1) has 2 pins for its endstop, not 3, so this: won't ...
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Output of G29 bed leveling, Marlin 2.0

I want to check how stable the output of the bedleveling protocol G29 was by running it multiple times. When running it four times, I got this as subsequent output <...
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Ender 3 unknown (maybe bed leveling) issue

I halfway feel like I walked into a landmine, neighbor's kid saved up and bought an Ender 3 base model printer. Just before it was given to me he installed a BL touch I bought him in exchange for him ...
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Z Offset on autoleveling sensor setup

How does Z offset (M851) work with an auto leveling sensor? Does it add the Z offset to the offset of the G29 mesh? or the ...
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First layer rippling and no filament in the certain areas

Hello I'm new to 3D printing and I noticed some problem with my print. I've print it 3 times and relevel the bed now, I found that the right lower corner always have holes, some string problem ...
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The BLTouch is hitting the bed on the double-probing

When double-probing, sometimes the BLTouch will hit the bed before the z-axis goes down: The BLTouch deploys The bed goes up The sensor triggers The BLTouch stows The BLTouch deploys and crashes the ...
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Bed probing feed rates

I was watching a friend's Prusa run the bed-probe routine and I realized how pathetically slow mine is and takes forever. I want to speed it up. What parameters in Marlin's ...
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Mesh bed levelling does not update any more after MemoryError

I have had issues with printing on my i3 MK3, especially when it came to the first layer. In March 2020, I have installed the Prusa Mesh Leveling plugin for Octoprint. With that plugin and a Nylock ...
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Ender 3 with BLTouch prints slanted lines

I'm having a problem getting a clean first layer on an Ender 3 with BLTouch auto bed leveling. Thickness seems to fluctuate all over the bed, but in a consistent (repeatable) way. Here's my attempt to ...
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While heating, BLTouch mesh data gets worse and worse the more times you probe

The title pretty much sums up the issue. It was happening before moving to an SKR Mini E3 V1.2 and is still happening with the new board. If I run A G28, then a <...
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Can't level CR10 as nozzle is touching the glass

I have a brand new Creality CR-10 S5. I'm new to printing. I'm trying to level the print bed, but after using the Auto-Home function the nozzle is left touching the glass. I understand that to do the ...
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Marlin 1.1.9 mesh editing causes the nozzle to hit the bed and UBL is not correcting the leveling issues

ISSUE 1 The printer is having a physical bed size of 315 x 315 mm and there are 2 stepper motors that drive the extruder up and down. The 2 Z-steppers are synced and I already have a process to make ...
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PLA does not stick to center of the bed anymore

I have used my printer (Flying Bear Ghost 4) for the last year and a few days ago I noticed that the center of the heat bed does not stick like it used to. I think it can be caused by the fact that I ...
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Marlin 2.x on an SKR1.4 turbo - G29 is ignoring GRID_MAX_POINTS_X

Just installed a new SKR 1.4 turbo with Marlin 2.x I seem to be having an issue with G29. Configuration.h has these entries: ...
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Artillery Sidewinder X1 3DTouch not working

The printer I am working on is an Artillery Sidewinder X1. I have fitted it with a 3DTouch (BLTouch clone) bed leveling probe purchased from Bangood. I have printed a mount for it and plugged it into ...
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Marlin - G92 after bed levelling?

In some of my G-code files the job X and Y start from 0, 0. I move the nozzle to where I want the print to start and then send G92 X0 Y0 Z0 to the printer and only ...
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3DTouch with heated bed UBL circular pattern bump

On my DIY Hypercube Evolution I have replaced plain aluminum heated bed with magnetic one for removing large prints off of it easier (blue tape makes it near impossible to remove them without damaging ...
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How to address bed scratching on a Creality Ender 3

So bed scratching seems to be a real thing, and not a single post I've come across (I've looked at more than 30 by now) actually answers the question on exactly how to stop this. Now, I have an Ender ...
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Bed wobbling on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 3d printer. It has a bed that wobbles because it came with only 1 bed support beam. Every model I print, I must print vertically, because the closer it gets to the edges of the ...
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3DTouch activating but responding too late

I installed a knockoff BLTouch called the 3DTouch on my Sidewinder X1. The sensor triggers correctly, however, the printer responds to the signal way too late. For example, I was testing it and ...
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Switch nozzle contact probe auto leveling with Marlin 2.0

I have a Robo R1+ which uses the nozzle contacting the glass print bed to level the printer. When the print head strikes the bed the Z-min endstops open signaling that the bed is touched. I recently ...