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I use an ender 3, and I'm having a few problems with troubleshooting clarity

In the troubleshooting manual included in the SD card, it says to use the "replacement method" for a couple problems. nowhere that I can find does it specify what the replacement method is. anyone ...
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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 now the succeeds ...
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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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Ender 3 underextrusion

I am a beginner in 3D printing and recently bought an Ender 3. With the filament included in the package, my first print ever was flawless. However, after the first print, I tried printing with ABS, ...
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Is a heated bed an essential component for printing (difference between Creality Ender 3 or Anycubic Mega Zero)?

I have two options - to buy either the Ender 3 or the Mega Zero. I'm heading towards Ender 3 because the Mega Zero doesn't have a heated bed. My question is, how is a printer without a heated bed (...
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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...
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Ender 3 Pro prints leaning

Hello 3D printing experts...I am stuck on my 1st print not coming out right. After two prints, I finally got the X axis belt tight enough to print the test pig and it came out quite well. I tried to ...
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Ender 3 Pro Extruder Stepper Skipping with a Chunk sound

I have a relatively new Ender 3 Pro, stock except for adding a tempered glass bed. I've fed about 3 kg of PLA filament so far, all Solutech brand. Near the end of the last reel, I started hearing ...
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Can I print directly onto the bed plate? (Ender 3 Pro)

I just got an Ender 3 Pro at the beginning of the week and have been printing a lot. I creased the magnetic plate cover, not realizing how it would hold up to being bent. This led to uneven printing ...
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Strange stringing-like activity when printing face shields

I'm printing stacked Prusa COVID-19 face shields on a modded Ender 3. It works fairly well until the second layer of masks, where we get this weird effect that's kind of like stringing. It looks like ...
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Ender 3 pro extruder skipping steps, tried multiple things

I've already asked this question somewhere else but unfortunately I had little luck. So... my Ender 3 Pro extruder just started skipping steps, as in the gears (and the gear pinion) will rotate but ...
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Ender 3 nozzle gets closer and closer to the previous layer as the print progresses

I'm trying to print a lithophane with my Ender 3, but the nozzle gets closer and closer to the previous layer, layer after layer. I thought that what was causing the problem was perhaps a gear lock ...
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Thermal runaway triggers when raising temperature amid cooldown

I've noticed an interesting behavior on my Ender 3 with SKR Mini E3 mainboard and Marlin 2.0.x bugfix firmware. (otherwise, all other hardware is entirely stock) After the hotend/bed are commanded to ...
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Creality v1.1.5 board replacement UP1 Chip

While I was having fun with my ender I burn out UP1 Chip. Does anyone know which chip is that (I can't see because of burnt) and where can I order it? Image: Damaged chip
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Relative move affected by home offset

I set a home offset on my Ender 3 running Marlin firmware so that it starts printing from the corner of a custom build surface which doesn't cover the entire bed: ...
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Why on the Ender 3 does the hot end move too far on the Y axis after resuming print due to filament change?

When printing a model I pause the print at around 80 % complete to insert a new spool of filament since I'm at the end of my last spool of Polymaker PETG. I used Slic3r Prusa edition to slice the ...
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PID autotune fails 'Temp too high' with 12 V heater cartridge but works with 24 V?

So, I have created my own heater block for my 3D printer and mistakenly was using a 12 V, 40 W heater cartridge thinking that was the standard for my Ender 3, when in fact it is supplied ...
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Extreme stringing (hairy) print

I'm trying to do a print, but there's a huge amount of extremely thick filaments. I don't even know how to describe the issue, so please see image Using 0.12 mm slice, Cura 4.5, Ender 3 Pro
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Ender 3 doesn't extrude whilst printing, fine while manually setting extruder

I'm already trusted with 3D Printing and know how to flash and edit my firmware. Lastly, I flashed my Ender 3 to Marlin 2.0.x, and first got a "Err: EEPROM Version" which is now fixed. Configuration :...
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Problem with Creality v1.1.4 (Ender 3 Pro) and BLTOUCH v3.0 (removed C7 capacitor)

I followed this tutorial on how to set up BLTOUCH v3.0 with my Ender 3 Pro. (v1.1.4 motherboard) I even removed C7 capacitor on Z axes. And no luck. My BLTouch probe is working, it turns on with the ...
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Filament feed tube

I'm new to 3D Printing and recently purchased an Ender 3D PRO I'm having an issue with the filament guide tube getting pushed out of the nozzle on the feeding mechanism. The assembly instructions don'...
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Why are my layers messy and curling off the print bed?

I use an Ender 3, with cheap Amazon "Eryone PLA", which states a range from 190-220 °C, 1.75 mm dia. I have had this for about a year. I use the rough build plate, not the glass. I have ...
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Homing damages limit switches Ender 3

I'm new to 3D printing and have bought an Ender 3. I have printed a few good prints but I'm noticing a worsening issue: When I select "autohome" the axes head towards their limit switches, but the y ...
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Layer Separation Where A Previous Layer Ends

I have a problem with my prints having a small separation gap between layers when I have a corner and the Z layer ends or starts for a partial distance. The gap reminds me of a gap between a print and ...
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Prints coming out very stringy

So these past few days I have been 3D printing again with my Ender 3 with PETG and 0.4 mm nozzle and while I have been using the same setting as usual I am seeing an unusual amount of stringing ...
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Equally spaced surface flaws

I'm having an odd effect in my prints. There is some sort of surface problem that seems to be evenly spaced in z. I tried to tighten my belts, the print speed is 75 mm/s using a 32 bit board, on an ...
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Ender 3 build surface is sticking up in the middle

I have had my Ender 3 for a few months now and have loved it! I recently noticed that the build plate, the black removable part of the print bed, is sticking up in the middle. If I poke it, it goes ...
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Ender 3 Y-Axis Stretched (I don't believe it's layer shifting)

I've got a peculiar issue today, and was looking for some help with it. Of the six Ender 3s I manage at my college, one of them seems to be stretching the Y axis of all the prints I make with it. ...
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Ender 3 Home Location

I have an Ender 3 and I have a problem with auto home. I use auto home and then level the bed with the wheels beneath the bed. I then start a print and the first layer is well above the bed. Perhaps ...
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Casual under-extruding on Ender 3 (don't know what to do anymore!)

I own an Ender 3 that I bought in December 2018. I have now a problem with under extrusion that I don't know how to solve. I tried everything: I changed the nozzle, changed the PTFE, changed the ...

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