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How to fix zits and blobs caused by Cura?

I am using a Creality CR-10S Pro, and lately, I've been having problems with zits and blobs on my surface whenever I do an aesthetic print that has more curves and turns than a functional print would ...
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Creality 10S 3D fan speed settings and bed temperature

What fan speed should I use with PLA? Do I need to manually set the fan speed in ‘Control’? Also, on the filament cartridge Bed Temp is listed: "No heat/60-80 °C". Does this mean heating the ...
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CR 10 mini not detected as serial interface (Win 10)

I want to use my secondary Win 10 PC for OctoPrint (Direct connection to the Printer via USB) but Windows detects the Printer as Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed) I'm 99.9 % sure ...
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PLA Print fail - Stringing and underextrusion

I've been printing for a few months now and most of my prints end up pretty fine, but recently this started happening: I print on a Creality CR-10 Smart Pro with 1.75 mm PLA and a 0.4 mm nozzle at ...
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Problems with ColorFabb XT: over extrusion

I could really use some help here. I am trying to print with ColorFabb XT and have been having an overflow problem, which creates an accumulation of material on the nozzle tip creating stringing and ...
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Loose filament hairs on print

I'm printing a vase using Spiralize Outer Contour. On each print, I run into the issue you see in the photos. There's random 'hairs' of filament spread across the print. I think it is because there ...
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Hot end temperature keeps dropping on my Creality CR-10 S4

I have a Creality CR-10 S4. What causes a "runaway please reset"? I changed the heating element and the thermistor. When I heat the hot end, the temperature drops down to about 165 °C and I ...
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Printer always homes X & Y at end of print

I can't figure out why, but at the end of every print, my Creality CR-10 Smart Pro will move the print head left until it hits the limit switch and move the bed back until it hits its limit switch. I ...
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Randomly underextruding/overextruding small part on CR-10

I am printing fairly cheap, but highly rated, PLA and not sure whether this is underextrusion or overextrusion; but it just looks bumpy and not clean. My settings: 195 °C at 60 mm/s bed temp 50 °C 0....
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Changing axial fan on CR-10 smart caused temp fluctuation/heat creep

Printer: Creality CR-10 Smart Slicer: Cura My axial fan, which cools the heatsink, broke down. I replaced it with a cheap knock-off fan, as it was the only option available. However, this replacement ...
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Extruder clogs after a while on Creality CR-10s Pro v2

The printer has been working perfectly for hundreds of prints. No issues whatsoever. Last week the extruder started clogging. It happens after printing just fine the first half hour or so (3 mm height)...
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How to improve quality of edge over support

I am having trouble with my print here, specifically with the part laying on the green support: It seems the edge running on the supports does not stick to it and it wants to curl upwards : I have ...
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Printer turns off after heating up the hotend

I have a Creality CR-10 Max. When I start heating up the hotend, it always suddenly turns off. I did check the resistance of the heater it was about 4 Ω. The heater itself have 40 W and 24 V. So the ...
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Absolute Z values not 0 at print surface after auto homing with CR-Touch

I recently installed the CR-Touch onto my CR10-V3 printer. I updated my firmware to Marlin 2.1.2M and set my probe offsets and selected level bed which checked 81 points on the print bed and it said ...
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CR-10S Pro direct drive upgrade

I am looking at getting a direct drive upgrade kit for my Creality CR-10s Pro printer (e.g. on Amazon there is one with brand name Yeebyee). My question is about whether these kits support the ...
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Nozzle heats up past the setpoint and increases

I made a few successful prints since I got my CR-10 two weeks ago and I didn't run into any major trouble. The printer is new. Today I set it to "preheat" mode while I was preparing the SD card with ...
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Inconsistent layer stacking

I'm throwing this out that as a long shot, as I'm not sure if anyone can help me, but maybe there's someone out there who had a similar issue and might have successfully dealt with this before. I'm ...
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How can I successfully set up my fans to run on my CR-10 using Marlin?

I have a CR-10 (original version), and I just installed an SKR E3 Mini V3.0 board, with custom Marlin firmware. Everything else seems to be running properly, but some of my fans won't spin, or won't ...
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Replacement Extruder for CR10 Pro Smart

Is the Sprite Extruder Pro Kit the correct kit to replace my extruder on my CR 10 Pro Smart or is there another option from Creality?
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Program Creality v2.2 board to use HEATER1 transistor for HEATER0

My CR10-S5 with Creality v2.2 mainboard recently suffered from the hotend heater transistor (MOSFET) failing short. After taking a look at the board, I tried to be clever and use the ...
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How do you fix an "invalid mesh" on a CR-10 Smart 3D printer?

My Creality CR-10 Smart 3D printer has built-in auto bed levelling (ABL). It appears that it is cannot do anything if ABL is not set up properly. Setting up ABL entails creating a valid mesh. I am ...
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I want to change default start position to the center of Creality CR 10 Smart Pro

Currently my 3D printer starts all projects from the lower left corner of the heatbed. I want to change the default setting to make the center of the heatbed the default position. However, I have not ...
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Printer hotend heating slowly and faulting

I have a CR-10max that is about 3 years old and can no longer print due to hot end faults. The hot end starts ramping up temperature but is unable to get past 150 °C, unless I turn off the hotend fan ...
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CR10S Pro V2 Screen not working after replacing the hotend extruder

Recently my hotend extruder got stripped out so I bought a new one and went to replace it, after finishing, my screen wouldn't turn on and it is no longer connecting to my PC. The filament sensors ...
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Why the extruder is making this noise? CR10 Smart Pro

The extruder makes a weird sound like moving an old door without an oily hinge - both when advancing or retracting. This video shows the problem: https://www.veed.io/view/055d1724-838a-48d1-98d7-...
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Free UARTs TX and RX pins on CR-10S motherboard

I have a WiFi module that only needs two wires connection to work. These are RX and TX pins connected to Arduino or the CR-10S printer board but I don't know if there is any physical or software UARTs ...
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Proper wire gauges for extending all CR-10S wires

I want to extend all my CR-10S wires. I have two long wire types: 22 and 18 AWG wires. I've done some research and found the following: Extruder heating element: 22 AWG or lower. Extruder thermistor ...
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Clogging due to heat creep: buy new cooler or new hotend?

Sadly, I am not able to "repair" my 3D printer. Every time, I want to print something that takes a bit longer to print, the extrusion stops at some point during the print (the first few layers are ...
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Bed leveling suggestions given this mesh generated by BLTouch

The printer is a Creality CR-10 S5. Marlin 2.0.7.2 Here is the highest point. Deepest valley Further the leveling screws on the right X0,0 and X=0, Y=467 are barely at the very bottom of the screw. ...
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What are the specifications of the dual voltage controller of the Ender 3/CR-10?

Following on from What level of voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at? Dave's answer states that both 12 V and 24 V can be used on the controller board. It also goes on to say that the ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro V2 Auto Bed Leveling probe sticks

My CR-10 is only a couple of months old. It came factory fitted with auto bed leveling. Recently, the bed leveling probe has stuck in the withdrawn position whilst it is measuring prior to a print. ...
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Issue with uneven surface when printing speed changes

I'm trying to get good-quality thin wall prints with PLA on my Creality CR10s Pro V2 using Cura. After hours of calibration and testing, I'm getting quite good results. However, there is one issue I ...
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How do I know if my motherboard is dead?

I have an Ender CR-10 which I recently installed a clone of a BLTouch on. It all worked fine and printed well but once when I started the printer all the pixels on the LCD were white. Then when I ...
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How do you make a new CR-10 Smart do auto bed-levelling?

I have just bought a Creality CR-10 Smart 3D printer, and - as part of the rite of passage of newbies - I am struggling with getting a usable initial layer. Whilst trying to make sense of what I was ...
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Issues with layer changes/z-seam

I have a Creality cr-10 printer. Everything is stock except for the direct drive extrusion system (I bought a conversion kit from Micro Swiss). I have been working to dial in my settings, and I think ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

When I run prints on my Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer (using Ultimaker Cura as slicer), I set the heated bed to around 70 °C for PETG. after the first few layers, the heated bed set point ...
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How do I set up a 2 in 1 out extruder system in Marlin

Hi I recently upgraded my CR-10S motherboard to the SKR 1.3 with TMC2208 drivers, in addition, I added a 2 in 1 out extruder system, but I am unsure of how to set it up in Marlin. If anyone could ...
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When do I need to get a BLTouch upgrade?

I've found many Youtube videos of makers upgrading to BLTouch sensor. I have a Creality CR-10S Pro, so far bed leveling hasn't been an issue (after some days of trial and error). My question is ...
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Will my 3D printer significantly get quieter after upgrading from Creality board 2.5.2 to BTT SKR Turbo 1.4

I have a Creality CR10 v3, which includes a board v2.5.2 with built-in TMC2208 stepper motor drivers. I have read that it is still 8-bit (I thought that advertising a "silent board" meant it ...
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Plug simple stepper motor NEMA 17 on E2 slot of the main board on Creality CR10

I have build a Syringe Pump with a simple stepper motor (NEMA 17), and now I want to actuate it through my 3D printer. I successfully replaced the main extruder with it and it worked, although I had ...
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CR-10 Smart with weak infill

I had a hard time printing some parts as the brim was printed very well contrary to the first layer, wall, and especially infill. I noticed that filament lines were too thin when printing walls, ...
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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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Fixing stringing within <80% flow print out is weak

Here are the details: Creality CR 10-S5 BLTouch leveling sensor Micro Swiss Direct Drive filament upgrade kit Bed is 66 °C. I tried dozens of temperatures starting at 205 °C and going all the way ...
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How to feed the filament through the material shortage sensor?

I'm just finishing the set-up of a CR-10 Max. It is a new printer. I don't manage to feed the filament through the material shortage sensor. I can hear the micro switch click; the LED turns blue, then ...
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Creality CR-10 problems with extrusion while printing

I have an extrusion problem with my creality CR 10 3D printer while printing. I am using a standard 0.4 mm nozzle with a 1.75 mm diameter PLA and I use Cura as my slicer. This printer ...
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Question about retraction distance and stringing/print quality with PETG

I've tried printing the Basic Stringing Test on my CR-10S using PETG (250 °C nozzle, 80 °C bed) with different retraction distances leaving all the rest unchanged. In the image below you can see 0 mm, ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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Level height doesn't match the starting print height

I have a Creality CR-10. Every time I go to level the printer and start printing, the starting print height is way higher. After I adjust the height, the filament looks weird when printed, smaller or ...
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Why is BLTouch Still Probing Off the Bed Even When `NOZZLE_TO_PROBE_OFFSET` is Set?

So I am almost finished upgrading my CR10s with Hemera and BLTouch hardware, however I can't get past this one problem. In the picture, you can see that the probe is to the left of the nozzle, and ...
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CR-10 MAX - Marlin Firmware settings help

I’m trying to build firmware for the CR-10 MAX. The git has no config example for this machine. And this is the first time for me to look into the settings. I’m ...