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How to see BLTouch probing results?

How do I view the results from the BLTouch probing on my Ender 3? I have set up all the firmware and installed the BLTouch fine and it works as expected. But how am I able to see the results of the <...
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New Ender 3 V2 Neo keeps losing nozzle and plate temperature in the middle of the print and must be turned off to stop the print

I purchased it new from Amazon in December. It started about one week ago and it just stops with a constant beep and does not allow me to do anything else except turn it off. Doesn't happen on all ...
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Travel path line appeared and I can't make it dissapear

This line has started to appear on my prints. I've tried to revert the settings I've changed back to my original settings but the line is still there. The previous prints didn't have this line as far ...
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Can’t seem to tune out surface zits

I have an Ender 3 that I have been learning for about a month now. I’ve just started to print with PLA silk. I’ve managed to get some quite nice prints out of standard PLA and also PETG. Maybe it’s ...
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Installing a temperature probe... what kind of adhesive to use?

I am trying to install a new Dragonfly hotend on my Ender 3. I bought some epoxy which advertised high thermal conductivity, but I've found it difficult to use. It was thick, so it was very hard for ...
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Ender 3 Pro not auto homing

I have had my Ender 3 Pro for roughly a year now and have decided to make some upgrades. I recently upgraded to a BLTouch and silent board. I am having a problem auto homing where the printer does its ...
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Printer ignores G29 command

I have a 3D printer Ender 3 V2. I bought a BLTouch sensor for it and compiled my own Marlin firmware. Now, my print run of the part is like this: I heat up the table Starting table calibration After ...
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Ender 3 Max Neo Table Size

I'm seriously considering purchasing an Ender 3 Max Neo, but I'm unsure if I'll be able to fit it on my desk (i.e. I'm not sure if my desk is deep enough) The specs report the machine dimensions as ...
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Ender 3 S1 general (beginners) problems

I'm a beginner, so my terminology may be off. I bought my first 3D printer a while back It's the first Creality Ender 3 S1 series that came out. Question I'll summarize my observations: Manual and ...
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Y-Stepper motor pulley skips the belt

I haven't used my Creality Ender 3 S1 in a week. But I started it now. During auto leveling and auto-home the stepper motor for the build-plate (Y axis?) goes over the limit and a unhealthy sound is ...
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New Ender 3 v2: the printer backs the filament completely out of the extruder

I just bought a new Ender 3v2 from MicroCenter. When I attempt to start a print, the printer backs the filament completely out of the extruder, up the feeding tube and out of the machine. I'm running ...
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My prints have started to turn to mush at a certain Z height

I just got an Ender 3 Pro for Christmas and, aside from firmware, I have made no changes to it whatsoever. Until yesterday, my printer was running all prints flawlessly. The only thing that changed ...
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Ender 3 Pro has too much space between extruder and bed

I just finished assembling my Ender 3 Pro and am having trouble with bed leveling. The extruder doesn't even come close to the bed, the z-limit stops the nozzle about 3-4 mm away. The leveling ...
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TPU on Ender 3 S1 Pro only works when flow is set to 600 %

First time trying the EasyPrint Flex TPU filament. When printing a solid, I can see clear lines with plenty of air on both sides. This gives me the idea that it is not extruding enough filament. I've ...
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32-bit slicer software? [duplicate]

I purchased an Ender 3 v2 3D printer just before Christmas and I have the software on my laptop I was going to use for it. My laptop is a Windows 10 32-bit operating system. However, the Creality ...
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Ender 3 Pro reads SD G-code file names but won't print them

I have updated my Ender 3 Pro to 4.2.7. The printer boots up, I can move X, Y, and Z-axis from the Prepare > Axis screens. The printer also correctly reads the G-code file names from an inserted SD ...
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X-Axis out of whack. Print head crashing into bed during auto home

I have been able to print for almost a year, then it began to fail. When I select Auto level from the LCD Screen, the print head moves to the front left, hovers the probe in the air, which causes the ...
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CR Touch under Marlin for Ender 3

Just came to the 3D printing world and after installing Marlin 2.1.2 firmware in my Ender 3, which took a while and was finally completed following this tutorial: I ...
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Creality Ender-3 V2 Not Doing Anything (Hard to Explain)

I’ve recently obtained a Creality Ender-3 V2 3D printer and have tried setting it up. With it came 2 modifications (CR Touch auto bed leveling kit and dual Z-axis kit). The installation of the dual Z-...
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Z stepper is reversed after update to 32 bit v4.2.7

I've just updated my Ender 3 to 32 bit version 4.2.7 and the Z stepper is reversed. Ender 3 32 bit 4.2.7 board Marlin Bugfix 2.0.x
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What happened during this print disaster, and is it salvageable?

Well, I know what my critical error was, I was in a hurry and set a print running before leaving it unattended for about 8 hours; came home to a great enormous disaster. What on earth happened? ...
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How do I remove stuck on PETG filament from stock Ender 3 bed?

So I’m kind of a newbie to 3D printing. I got my Ender 3 about 3 days ago and some PETG filament to accompany it. These are the slicer settings: Hotend: 235 °C Initial bed temperature: 80 °C Bed ...
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Creality Ender-3 V2 motors going insane

I recently started using my Ender 3 V2 again because I needed it to print a hook. I went through multiple problems that I could solve by updating the firmware but after starting the print, I heard a ...
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How to send I2C commands from Creality 4.2.2 board with Marlin

I'm wondering if anyone has ever gotten the Ender 4.2.2 board to send I2C commands? I'm looking to add some extra features, and I2C seems the best way to do it. So far, I've reflashed Marlin with the <...
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Ender 3v2 stops mid-print

My Ender 3v2 stops mid-print; every print. The head just stops moving. The nozzle and bed temperatures are still on. I then can cancel and start the job but it's stopping again, even when using ...
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“Thick layers” on Ender 3 [duplicate]

Every time I print something I get these random bands on my prints that look like layers that are just too thick. I’ve tightened my X-axis belt to the best of my ability, and my Y-axis belt is ...
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How to I eliminate these "squished" layers that appear on my prints?

While I was setting up a new Ender 3 v2, and tuning the z-steps value, I noticed that some layers were extending beyond the others in the x and y axes. I didn't notice any pattern related to which ...
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ERROR: Printer stopped due to errors (Temperature is Reset)

I received the following error within the OctoPi terminal, which occurs after bed leveling completes and the hot-end reaches the set temperature to begin printing: Send: N40288 G1 X60.149 Y113.6 ...
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BTT SKR Mini E3 V3 w/BTT smart filament sensor

I'm trying to figure out how to get my BTT Smart Filament sensor to work with my printer. I have looked at Getting BTT filament sensor to work and have tried almost everything they did. Relevant Specs ...
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Do you need the front fan on Ender 3 Pro?

I have a heating problem on my Ender 3 Pro. I changed the thermistor and the 40 W heater but still the printer will just heat to 200 °C. So I unplugged the front fan that runs constantly, and, yes, ...
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Show build date and time in Marlin 2.1 firmware?

I'm trying to find out how to format the __DATE__ and __TIME__ options in Marlin. This is NOT a duplicate of (Show Build date ...
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Filament not sticking to bed/nozzle too high

Brand new Ender 3 V2 Neo with CR Touch. Set printer up, switched on, ran bed levelling as per instructions, and tried first print. Filament is not sticking to bed. I noticed that the nozzle is approx ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder skipping and knocking, tried multiple things

I recently purchased some MatterHackers Quantum PLA and began printing on my Ender 3 Pro. I successfully printed three times with no problem, on the fourth print about 2 hours in, the extruder started ...
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Ender 3 Pro Direct Drive weird/small blobs?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the direct drive upgrade, aluminum extruder (The same problem happened with the plastic one), double-sided bed default black on one side and PEI on the other (Happens with ...
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Under extrusion with Ender3

I'm having some problem with my Ender 3. I have been printing for almost a year with good results. Then, all of a sudden, the fan started to be noisy and the prints came out definitely not good. From ...
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Ender 3v2 is only recognized by Windows 10 laptop upon bootup

This might be considered a "Windows" question, but since it only happens with the Ender, I thought I would post it here. I have a Windows 10 laptop connected to my Ender 3 V2, and I use ...
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Ender 3 - mobo 4.2.7 - driver adjustment

I upgraded my Ender 3 with a new Mobo, the 4.2.7 version. My current setup is: Printer Specifications: Ender 3 Upgraded Motherboard 4.2.7 (Silent Stepper Drivers) Marlin FW Upgrade to Version 2.1.x ...
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Ender 3 v2 temp fluctuations every 10 minutes or so

I have an Ender 3 v2 that will fluctuate the hotend temperature every 10 minutes or so and eventually causing thermal runaway. I have tried the PID auto-tune a few times and it seems to solve it for a ...
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CR Touch install help

I bought my son an Ender 3 Pro and a CR touch. I am trying to get this setup to print for him despite having zero experience with 3D printing and at a loss with the installation. Here are the details: ...
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0.1 mm layer height print support material always fails to print

Is there any way to increase the layer height of support material separately in Prusaslicer? When I add some supports to a model with 0.1 mm layer height, the support material also generates a smaller ...
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Updating the firmware an Ender 3 With Linux

I have the following command: format /q H:/fs:fat32/a:4096 that will then allow me to upload a .bin file that will update the ender's firmware. How do I do this ...
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Strange chirping sound appeared after firmware upgrade

I got 4.2.7 "silent" motherboard and plugged it into my Creality Ender. It worked well except it didn't recognize my (old) BLTouch device. I tried to download firmware from official site, ...
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How to determine correct firmware for Creality MB and BLTouch?

I bought motherboard version 4.2.7 and had BLTouch version 3.1 Printer version is probably Creality Ender 3 Pro (although I don't know how it can matter if I got brand new motherboard from Amazon). On ...
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Why is the pin, which is intended to control the BLTouch, marked "IN" on Creality board?

I bought a new 32-bit board for my old Creality printer, and now I am going to connect my old old BLTouch sensor to it. I got some instructions from the internet and found that it needs to be ...
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Why does a raft reduce / limit build volume?

I am using Cura 4.13.1 as a slicer for my Ender 3 v2 printer. I want to print a model which I scaled to 400 %. To improve bed adhesion I wanted to add a default raft (Extra Margin = 15 mm). ...
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Print thread is non-uniform

I am finally unable to reach adequate printing with my Creality 3D. This is how it prints a raft As you see, thread is non-uniform. What can be a reason? Printing setup: Nozzle is brass, 0.4 width, ...
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Bad print quality starting second layer

I have an Ender 3 Pro modded with the Hero Me Gen 6 air ducts, installed a Creality 4.2.7 mainboard, and updated Marlin firmware to the latest for now 2.1.1 version. I'm printing with PLA only. It was ...
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Ender 3 S1 Plus w/ touch screen; nozzle assembly not level with bed

I recently purchased an Ender 3 S1 Plus. Printed off the benchy, went great, tried a more complex print with a 0.16 mm height and it looks wonderful. However, when I tried to print something a bit ...
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Is a thermoplastic's glass state relevant for 3D printing extrusion?

From my understanding of FFF 3D printing, the glass state is usually used to heat the bed for better first layer adhesion. Other than that, does the extruder keep ex:PLA in a glass state for any ...
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Ender 3 first layer inconsistent layer lines

I was running my Ender 3 just fine with good first-layer adhesion/everything else but my setup changed after my Pi SD card got corrupted so I had to re-install and reconfigure my bed leveling via ...

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