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Ender 3 S1 - Is this positioning or extrusion error? Or something else?

I have been printing for a few years now, and recently purchased an Ender 3 S1. I have a strange issue, that I couldn't resolve yet. If there is a geometric change between layers, then the unchanged ...
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BLTouch on Bed Leveling check don't move left after point 6

My Setup Ender 3 BTT SKR Mini E3 v1.2 with BLTouch Marlin v2.1.x Problem Captured it here (short video): When Bed Leveling, the print head doesn't return left on the X-...
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Dual Z Options: Pros and Cons

I have an Ender 3 V2 Neo. I have installed the Creality dual Z-axis upgrade kit (with a second Z stepper motor) and third-party anti-backlash nuts. Only afterwards did I discover that users were ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 Error, Extruder text jumps randomly

Ender 3 Pro, everything is stock except that I swapped the magnetic sheet for a glass bed. As the tin says, I'll get this error around a half hour into a print: ...
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Do I have to warm up the hotend for replacing pneumatic couplers on brand new Ender 3?

I have a brand new Ender 3 v2 that I have not assembled yet. I've seen a lot of people saying the stock couplers break very soon so I already bought new couplers. Now every video online says I have to ...
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Inconsistent Z-height on Ender 3 V2 print bed

I have an Ender 3V2 running a custom version of Jyers Marlin, and using a CR Touch as a Z-stop, and with a heated glass print bed. This is my first printer, and it mostly prints fine except when ...
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Ender 3 S1 fails printing mid ways

I got my first 3D printer, a Creality Ender 3 S1. I followed the Quick Installation Guide for the initial configuration. I also had to adjust the corners of the bed manually (the very first print ...
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The nozzle keeps clogging, midway through the print while printing with PETG filament

I've recently purchased Creality Ender 3 V2. When I print PLA, I face no issue at all but while printing PETG, the nozzle keeps clogging after the second or third layer. I even tried printing PETG by ...
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New Ender 3 E-steps off by 367?

I usually see Ender 3's set at 93 for the E-steps which is still too low, and require adjusting to around 99 steps/mm, but a brand new Ender 3 (base model), running 1.1.6.2 firmware, was extruding at ...
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Ender 3 pro Bed won't heat over 85 °C and gives E1 error

We have a brand new 3 month old Ender 3 Pro and we want to print ABS, but, unfortunately the printer trips and gives error E1. We limited the error to the bed: ...
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Outer horizonal lines when inner model changes from infill to solid

I have a Creality Ender 3 Pro with only the touch sensor and filament guide as upgrades. I'm using the Creality Cura-based slicer. It prints absolutely beautifully for the price, but I'm having a ...
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Figuring out differences between Creality Printers

I am thinking of getting a 3D printer for general tinkering and as I've very interested in the MicroscoPy project. The printer mentioned in the project is "Creality Ender 3 Pro printer with a ...
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Diagnosing non-functional steppers (Ender 3)

I was upgrading my (already very modified) Ender 3 with a geared extruder, and figured instead of re-flashing the firmware, why not switch the extruder phase on the cable? I accidentally shorted the ...
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Make a 3D print airtight 10 bar (140 psi)

I want to make some prints of pressure resistants. I am currently trying to print a simple cylinder to find the best parameters to make my prints airtight (by airtight I mean, it needs to resist to 10 ...
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The "auto home" function doesn't work with the CR Touch

I installed a CR Touch on my Ender 3 Pro and then I installed the file Firmware-bltouchbin for the motherboard I have (a BTT SKR mini e3 V2). If you home the ...
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Ender 3 v2 - Filament clog before nozzle

The filament "swells" up to the inner diameter of the feeding pipe, from the nozzle to about the end of the heat-sink. This happens after a few hours of printing. It happened using a new ...
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Can I cancel a G26 that’s already underway?

I’m spending hours trying to get a bed mesh that gives me a reliable first layer. I’ve got CHEP’s concentric square pattern printing reliably, but real objects still fail, and the G26 test pattern in ...
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Creality CR Touch not precise enough

I have the problem that the bed auto level functionality is working but not precise enough so that the first layer doesn't stick everywhere and the "paper sheet check" for each corner gives ...
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Why Does My 3D Printer Stop Extruding PLA?

I have an Ender 3 V2 which is around 6 months old. Recently, extruding slowed to an almost complete halt seconds into a print for no apparent reason. The extruder works perfectly when extruding ...
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Why is my Ender 3 v2 knocking & misaligning for high Y?

On my Ender 3 v2 printer I recently and consistently get some knocking. This happens in only two scenarios. First, it now occurs all the time when printing the initial test strip gets near the top (...
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The part breaks down at a particular height that shows a color change

I am using an Ender 3 Pro printer. When printing in height, the model (PETG material, nozzle temp 235 °C, bed temp 80 °C) changes color and in the place where the color is changed, the part becomes ...
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Thick stringing next to a perfectly printed model

Both items were printed at the same time. The item on the right was perfect while the one on the left has crazy thick strings. Sorry I didn't keep the build plate's orientation, you can see how they ...
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Heating Failed: E1 after upgrade to 4.2.7 motherboard - Ender 3 Pro

I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro from the stock 8-bit motherboard to a new 32-bit 4.2.7 motherboard. No problems were encountered with the swap, flashing of the new firmware, or calibration. When I went to ...
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Crealtity Ender 3 extruder

I had a very similar experience as another member. I have Ender 3 with BLTouch which had been working amazing until a while ago. It was running a print overnight and when I got up in the morning the ...
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Assembled my first 3D-printer: Lead screw problem?

A couple of days ago I got my first 3D printer: Creality 3D Ender 3 Pro. I finished assembling it last night. I booted it up, but ran into problems (which I guess is not a common thing for a beginner ...
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Y-stepper very hot on 4.2.2 board?

Is there a known issue where the Y-stepper gets extremely hot (like 70-80 °C) on the Creality 4.2.2 board while the Y stepper stays around 40 °C on the 4.2.7 board? (two different printers) Set both ...
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Nozzle scratching on second layer

I've been searching for hours for the reason why my Ender 3 Pro, after a perfect first layer, is scratching on the second layer and so on the next few, after that it normalizes and then prints ...
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Printed line is thinning near the end before it proceeds to the next "loop"

I'm coming back to printing after almost a year of hiatus. Sliced a new model with the latest Cura 5. I noticed my brim lines are thinning out or under extruding or Z height lowering near the starting ...
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Installed BLTouch - what do I need to tell Cura? Just G29, or more to it?

I added a BLTouch to my Ender3v2. Yay! But my first layer is still as sketchy as it's ever been. I've got the firmware updated, and I can see the auto-level process take place at the beginning of my ...
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ENDER 3 PRO - Install Dual-Z - Endstops trigger OK, but don't stop the stepper

While waiting for BTT technical support to reply to my email, I thought I would ask this community for help. I own an Ender 3 Pro, upgraded 2 years ago with BTT SKR Mini E3 V2.0 + TFT35 E3 V3.0. ...
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Ender 3 Max reboots after first layer

My printer gets to the end of layer one (or somewhere close) and reboots. Any ideas? I have an Ender 3 Max with a 4.2.2 board. I installed a Sprite Extruder Pro and a CR Touch. I couldn't find any ...
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Configuring Marlin 2.x with Ender 3 4.2.2 and BLTouch

I bought an Ender 3 recently and it has the 4.2.2 Creality board. Then I bought a BLTouch to upgrade it with bed leveling. It turns out that the BLTouch now comes with a standard 5-pin connector ...
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Creality Sprite Extruder custom install on Ender 3 Pro with TMC2208 and Klipper

I'm trying to set up a Creality Sprite Extruder on my Ender 3 Pro without using the kit (installing the extruder alone). I can see here that the extruder operates at 1.4VDC and 0.8A. I'm using TMC2208 ...
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Ender 3 not allowing z=0 regardless of z offset value

Using TH3D firmware with some small changes to allow manual mesh levelling and to increase the serial baud rate, neither of which are active when the error presented. When auto home is used either ...
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Print turns into spaghetti on Ender 3 Pro

So I was printing a low poly bunny and all of a sudden the new layers didn't adhere to the other layers. I don't think it was printing an overhang. I have an ender 3 pro which I use together with Cura....
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Marlin 2.1 reboots before printing model when power recovery is enabled

Ender 3 Pro with Creality 4.2.7 board. Just flashed Marlin 2.1. Enabled POWER_LOSS_RECOVERY Problem: The printer will successfully go through auto leveling and the clean/prep line on the left side. ...
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Filament end expanding and seizing

This is a continuation of this question where comments and answers were extremely helpful in diagnosing the issue, which I am still unable to solve. I determined I have the problem shown in figure 3 ...
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Ender 3 Thermal Runaway Error when booting up

I am trying to fix my Ender 3 printer at work. Someone else had it before me and added a direct drive extruder, auto bed leveling, and changed the firmware. He claimed it worked fine, however when I ...
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Why is it more common to move the extruder on the Z-axis than the print bed, in consumer FDM printers?

Why is it more common for consumer level FDM printers to move the extruder on the Z-axis (For example, the Ender 3) while the bed remains at a fixed height, than to have a bed that moves up and down ...
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When printing multiple objects at once, or traveling over gaps in prints, I get a lot of stringing. How can I help this?

I have a Creality Ender 3 V2. I do a fairly good amount of printing with it, using only PLA.I have notice when I am printing between gaps or doing multiple objects at once, I get a lot of stringing. ...
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Every time I print with my Ender 3 V2, I get a bubbly ring around the bottom. How can I fix this? [duplicate]

I have a Creality Ender 3 V2. I have done quite a few prints with it using only PLA. When the prints are done, there is always a bubbly looking ring around the bottom of them. I have tried using rafts,...
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When I print with a raft on my 3D printer, the raft will not peel off. What settings can I change to fix this?

I recently bought a Creality Ender 3 V2. I have heard that it is best to use a raft when printing. I have tried to use a raft a few different times using PLA, with different settings each time. When I ...
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Trouble with polycarbonate print on Ender 3 Pro - What could be the cause?

I performed a polycarbonate modification on my Ender 3 Pro (heated chamber, external electronics, all-metal hotend, new thermistor, PID-tuning, dry-box, actively cooled motors through Peltier cooling, ...
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Is it possible to send/receive serial messages from/to Ender 3 mainboards (not USB!)?

I want to connect an Arduino or similar MCU board to an Ender 3 mainboard and make them communicate. I don't want to use USB. Are there any pins on the controller boards to achieve this? I found in ...
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Printer stops printing at the same spot for every model

The 3D printer I'm using (Creality Ender 3 v2) stops printing at approximately the same height and no matter which model I try to print. When it stops, it does not go to park position or auto home, it ...
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PLA Globbing up on the Extruder Nozzle

My Ender 3 was printing great. However, I'm now getting all sorts of globbing up on the Extruder nozzle. This is causing the prints to fail, and if I come back after a print I'm often getting 1/3 of ...
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Nozzle scraping bed on Ender 3 with CR Touch

I just got into the world of 3D printing and I'm extremely new to it and everything related and I'm not 100 % sure what I am actually doing (like all the code stuff too). I did one successful print on ...
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Curious case of Ender 3 Pro extruder skipping/clicking causing underextrusion after moving the printer to another location

I've been using Ender 3 Pro (my first printer) for almost a year and until a month ago it was working perfectly (there were some hiccups but nothing I couldn't handle in a day or two). A month ago I ...
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Thermal Runaway issues on Ender 3 Pro even after replacing thermistor and heater cartridge

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the BTT SKR E3 V2.0 mini with Marlin firmware 2.0.8.2.x. I am trying to print PETG, which requires decently high temperatures. I initially replaced the stock board after a ...
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I have a Ender 3 S1 Pro and can't restart a print after a pause at height

My printer (Ender 3 S1 Pro) only has a touch screen. When I use the pause at height command, the print pauses properly. However, the screen only displays stop and pause "buttons". Neither of ...

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