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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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How important is it to move the printer's controller board outside of an enclosure?

I am building an enclosure for an Ender 3 Pro printer, and am planning on the power supply and LCD unit being outside the enclosure. How important is it to move the printer controller (where the SD ...
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Change X, Y scale of Ender 3 [closed]

I have tried printing models on my 3D printer that require cylinders.The digital model is perfectly round but, when I print the cylinders they are elongated. I suspect this is due to X, Y scale ...
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Does a teflon insert in an E3D V6 clone limit it's useable temperature so it can't print nylon?

I'm new to this game, and recently upgraded the hotend on my Ender 3 Pro to a clone of an E3D V6, as I'm keen to do nylon prints at some point. I noticed however that this one I got has a teflon liner ...
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Rough vertical ridges

I sometimes have a problem with rough surfaces. This problem can show up any time on vertical surfaces. In the linked picture of the problem, the area further from the camera has ridges that are sharp ...
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Scaling mechanism in Creality Slicer 1.2.3 for super small/large STL

I am having a tough time to understand scaling out and in STD files loaded into the Creality Slicer 1.2.3. For instance an STL like this: ...
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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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Is there a way to save a multi part print if one fails?

I'm printing 6 separate parts in one go, after 4 hours of printing one part failed, but the other 5 are printing nicely. Is there a way to prevent the print from printing the failed part and continue ...
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BLTouch doing poor job of levelling

I'd appreciate any advice on this problem. I have and Ender 3 Pro with a glass bed. I have been using Marlin 2 with mesh bed levelling and it has been working really well. I have now installed a ...
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Molten layers when differing layer lengths

Something that has been happening consistently with this printer is when there's a discontinuity in the layer lengths, a band forms on the layers above and below. Almost like with the additional time ...
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Ender 3 Pro goes to one location on the bed and extrudes

I'm having trouble with my customized Ender 3 Pro. It's running an SKR v1.3 board with Marlin and OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi 4. My problem is that sometimes when the printer goes to print, instead of ...
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Updating an Ender 3 V2

I recently got an Ender 3 V2 and when I go to Info -> Version it says V1.0.0. However online, there is V1.0.1 available. How can I update the Ender 3 V2. It is different as it isn't a ATMEL chip ...
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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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BLTouch on Ender 3 pro going higher at each levelling point

A print I was doing failed half way through and was stopped. On the next print I set levelling to occur for the BLTouch but instead of doing this it went higher on each of the x,y coordinates. ...
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What can cause Z height loss in the first few layers?

All my prints come out about 1 mm too short in the Z dimension. So for example a 20 mm cube comes out 19 mm high. A 10 mm cube comes out 9 mm high. The X and Y dimensions are fine. There's a little ...
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Visible lines along Y-axis on Ender 3 Pro

I have a model that's placed on the bed exactly like on this picture: I have constant quality degradation as the bed moves down to print in the upper left corner (1). Everything is fine on the X (2)-(...
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Expansion in bottom skin after first layer

I'm having an issue where prints with narrow tolerance come out fused. This makes it pretty much impossible to print anything with narrow parts. It seems to be mostly (maybe only) an issue in the ...
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Will I brick my Ender 3 if I try flashing without a bootloader?

I have a recently purchased Ender 3 Pro, and it may well already have a bootloader on it. I don't have the various adapters to flash one yet. Is it destructive to try flashing over USB without the ...
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Ender 3 print bed damage

Just got an Ender 3 a week ago. This is my first 3D printer. On the 5th print the object ended up tearing away the surface of the print bed such that it's no longer usable. Trying to work out if this ...
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BLTouch ender 3 pro doing a very hard end stop

I am very new to 3D printing and after finding the bed on my Ender 3 Pro to be very uneven I decided to install a bl-touch module and new firmware from TH3D. I use Cura and it works fine but it only ...
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Ender 3 display stopped working, how to test if need to replace

My Ender 3 LCD display was working ok, I went to turn it on recently but is not showing any signal of life anymore... I have tried unplugging and plugging again, is there a way to test if the screen ...
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Problem with temperature readings after Marlin upgrade

I have an Ender-3 that I've been using daily for almost 2 years. Yesterday, I updated the firmware to Marlin 1.1.9.1, using the configuration files provided for the Ender-3. I printed out a few ...
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Cannot configure default E step for extruder on TH3D

I installed the TH3D firmware to my Ender 3 Pro yesterday and today I am trying to configure the extruder rate because I am not using the stock extruder on my printer but have swapped in a BMG ...
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BLTouch with TH3D Ender 3 pro

I installed TH3D to my stock mainboard via this guide, but BLTouch does not work properly. It does not check all 9 points before point it just go middle then check z then start printing. BLTouch ...
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Can I replace the cooling fan blade for the hot end on creality ender 3?

I broke one of the blades of the fan and that's making the x-box vibrate. Other than that it works fine and I can still print at a very low flow rate and a lot of noise. Will replacing the blades, not ...
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Ender 3 X-Axis Layer Shifting

I've been having a problem lately with some minor layer shifting with my Ender 3. It just started recently and I've made no changes to the printer since it was working fine. The layer shifting is ...
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Ender 3, unable to level the heating bed

I have an Ender 3 3D printer. I am having an issue with leveling it, everything I do does not make any change. The right side of the bed is higher than the left side, that will make me loosening the ...
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Material “clumping” when printing

I recently started swapping out my nozzle for different sizes. After a few times using a 0.4 mm, then 0.8 mm, then back to 0.4 mm, I now have this "clumping" going on when printing. The ...
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Print gets worse with every layer - Ender 3

First of all, I'm still new to this 3D printing and I've bought myself a second hand Ender 3 with some mods done to it. I've successfully printed with PLA in different colors but after a good first ...
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The filament is almost impossible to remove

Most people complain about the filament not sticking on build plate but mine is vice versa. At first it used to be very good. When I removed the magnetic bed the project would come off easily but for ...
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How to resume an unfinished project

I was printing a lid for a box in my Ender 3 pro printer. But I don't know why it stopped printing and moved aside when it does in finished printings. This happened at midnight and I didn't see it ...
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Bilinear Mesh ABL Over Compensation

I recently added an SKR mini e3 1.2 flashed with Marlin and a BLTouch to my Ender 3. I've run through the setup and have G29 creating the mesh before my prints correctly. If I generate a mesh like: <...
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PID autotune fails with a temp too high

Working on upgrading my Ender 3 to a dual extruder setup using the Winsinn dual hot end and MKS Base V1.6 motherboard using Marlin FW 2.0.5 and am unable to get the PID autotune to work. When I start ...
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Advice on power supply wiring for the UK

I've been looking at the Ender series and decided to take the plunge. But I'm unsure on electrical matters. The 110 or 220 volt switch, I assume goes to 220 V as I live in the UK but my main ...
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Creality Ender 3 EZABL bed levelling not working

I've been pulling my hair out for the last couple of weeks with trying to get a decent print out of my Ender 3. I recently bought this auto bed levelling kit and these solid bed mounts for my Ender 3....
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New glass bed, should I glue it?

I have an Ender 3, I got a new glass bed, the bed comes with glue on the back. Should I stick the glass bed to the aluminium base? or just use it with the clips? I saw other people just use the clips,...
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Increase volumetric flow rate using a longer nozzle

I'm looking to increase the printing speed, through increasing the volumetric flow rate, which is currently at 5 mm³/s. Larger amounts cause the feeding mechanism to skip steps. I'm running at ...
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New main board and thermocouple board

I’m upgrading my Ender 3’s main board to an MKS Gen L V2.0 and I want to wire a Max31856 Thermocouple board to it. The Max31856 can use both software SPI or hardware SPI. Looking at the board’s SPI ...
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How to sharpen cookie/clay cutter edge

I’m new to 3D printing and have the Creality Ender 3 Pro. I work a lot with clay for earrings and wanted to design my own cutters with a sharp edge to create clean shapes. I use PLA and have been ...
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Need sanity check debugging non-functional extruder [duplicate]

This is the same machine involved in this question: ender-3-pro-extruder-stepper-skipping-with-a-chunk-sound. After reassembling the extruder, I discovered that the extruder stepper did not move, ...
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Diagnosing why the left side of a print detaches from the board

I have and Ender 3 Pro, which I'm enjoying except for an intractable problem. No matter how carefully I level the nozzle and tighten the X belt, using this great guide, the prints seem to be tilting ...
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First 3D print made up of diagonal strands

Just got a Creality Ender 3 yesterday. Set it up and ran the dog test print. Photo below. I used the sample filament that came with the machine. I'm not 100 % what kind it is, but assuming it is ...
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Raised lips on sharp vertical corners

I have an Ender 3 with a lot of mods. Of note, a cheap direct drive kit, linear rails for the Y axis, an upgraded "silent" mainboard and TH3D's firmware. But this issue goes back a long ways, yet I'...
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Hotend on a Neutron printer E3D vs MK8

I own a Creality Ender 3 printer, and have been printing on it for about a year. I thought it might be fun and instructive to build a Neutron printer (https://cobyhuang.com/ATOM-Neutron) using my ...
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Ender-3 Pro - PLA mid-layer warping (layer separation) - salvageable?

I just got into 3D printing with an Ender-3 Pro. The test dog printed great, some custom small / thin objects printed good, and now I tried my first big object. Designed in tinkercad (link to my ...
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Surface artifacts when formation of object changes (Layer inconsistency)

When my Ender 3 prints a top or bottom layer, it leaves a line on the layer. Slicer Cura Linear Advance: 0.57 Retraction: 3 mm @ 35 mm/s Max Speed: 100 mm/s Ironing enabled Minimum ...
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Upgrade Ender 3 with Diamond Hotend

As I want to print with multiple colors I plan to upgrade my Ender 3 with the diamond hotend. So far I found all information I need, except what power supply I need for my RUMBA board. Can I use the ...
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Raised lines on top layer surface Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 for two weeks now, my first 3D printer. I think I have a problem with top layers. See the left 3 stones on the first picture. It looks like lines and it feels like raised lines. The ...
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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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Printer froze mid print, stepper motor driver and MCU extremely hot afterwards. MCU seems dead now (?)

A strange problem occured while 3D printing. I've been printing for a long time now, and I consider myself fairly expeienced. normally, with every problem I've encountered with my printers (Anet, ...

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