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Where can I change the nozzle diameter in Cura? Why is mine missing?

I just upgraded the nozzle (to 1 mm) on an Ender 3v2 and want to make a test print. I added a new printer for the new nozzle size.... and can't find a setting for it. Some screenshots on the ...
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Browsing and printing print files (G-code) stored in OctoPrint from printer's screen

I'm using an Ender 3 v2 with Jyers firmware. I'm looking for a firmware / OctoPrint plugin which allows browsing G-codes stored in my OctoPrint storage and starting them directly from my printer's ...
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How do I check the belts on my Ender 3?

I need to check the belts on my Ender 3 to confirm they are properly set up, functioning, and undamaged. How do I go about doing this?
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Ender 3: Extruder Stepper Motor - Hand Turn

Should I be able to hand turn the stepper motor for the extruder of an Ender 3? Trying to figure out why the motor isn’t turning on a new to me, never used, but out-of-warranty Ender 3. Swapping ...
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What is causing these severe print errors on an Ender 3? [closed]

I've noticed a lot of beginners with the Ender 3 are getting blobby prints. The default nozzle temperature with the slicer and printer is 200 °C. The filament's manufacturer's suggested nozzle ...
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Circle isn't in the shape of a circle

Printer doesn't print perfect circles while calicat is perfect and top layers look weird on Ender 3 Pro: I used Cura and an Ender 3 Pro, eSun PLA+, print at 210 °C.
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Ender 3 v2 X-axis home fails

I have a problem. I upgraded my Ender 3 v2 for direct drive and added CR Touch. Updated software to bugfix-JyersUI v2.0.1. Now if I turn on my printer first homing X-axis moves to the left clicks one ...
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Severe blobbing prevents printing. What settings can I change to fix this?

Bought a new printer. When this problem has happened anywhere from the third to the twentieth layer up. An excess of filament suddenly exits the nozzle, often pulling the print from the bed when the ...
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Creality slicer filling in holes that aren't supposed to

I'm pretty new to 3D printing and I made my own file in Blender. I exported it to Creality slicer, printed it, and it was filling the holes that aren't supposed to be filled. It's supposed to look ...
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Prints on bed are missing parts

I'm new to 3D printing, I have printed the cat that comes on the SD card on my Ender 3 and it's amazing the level of detail. After that, I tried to print another figure and I don't know what I'm doing ...
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Can't get rid of horizontal layer lines?

I have an Ender 3 V1 3D printer. When I first got the printer and assembled it, I was able to get very good prints. My post is specifically about horizontal layer lines, and initially with my printer, ...
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When Z-axis is autohoming the print head moves too far to the right and starts grinding

Installing BLTouch on Ender 3 with SKR Mini E3 v2 motherboard, flash the firmware and do the first autohome, X and Y-axis autohome to the endstops just fine, but then the print head moves to the ...
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Creality Ender 3 V2 little yellow switch on power supply

I just bought and built a Creality Ender 3 V2. The last step of the setup is to flip this little yellow switch on the power supply to be either 115 V or 230 V. From my other research, I think that I ...
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Weird top layers on Ender 3 Pro

This problem has been occurring for a while. On the top of round objects, you can see the individual layers. Maybe I just need a lower layer height.
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My Ender 3 v2 has randomly turned off and no longer turns on. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

About a day ago my Ender 3 v2 just shut off while printing. It didn’t really bother me since this has happened many times before and switching the power supply off and then turning it on would fix the ...
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I was updating my firmware for my 400XL kit for Ender 3 Pro and got an original firmware from the Creality website, but VSCode couldn't read it

Basically, I got the XL I installed the kit I downloaded the firmware from the Marlin GitHub page (Version 1.1.9 for Ender 3 Pro v2) I put it in VSCode but it says that it is not binary or uses ...
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Why layer shifting prints on Ender 3 Pro?

Prints on an Ender 3 Pro using a standard printing profile results in layer shifting or over extrusion. I can’t figure out what the problem is. I tried reducing the flow as well as print speed but ...
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Ender 3 v2 temperature drop

I recently started printing with an Ender 3 V2. I got a few good prints out of it, and then I have had nothing but issues. Basically, I can start a print, and after about 10-15 minutes, the ...
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How to add more probing points on the CR Touch

I have an Ender 3v2 and I recently installed the CR Touch auto bed leveler. I was wondering how to add more probing points.
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Hotend can't achieve temperatures over ~70 °C?

I am looking for troubleshooting help on my printer. Recently the hot end just can muster the courage to go past about 70 °C. The hardware - Ender 3V2 with a E3D V6 hot end. 24 volts I changed the ...
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Ender 3 with BLTouch ignores Z0

I have a problem with my E 3nder3 (3DTouch, Skr mini e3 v1.2, Dragon hotend with afterburner mount, other parts are original), where after using ABL, at the start of the print the Z-axis just seems to ...
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Printer reports "printer killed" and "homing failed", what does that mean?

My Ender 3 v2 is reporting printer killed and homing failed. Does that means that my printer is dead? Note that I just got the ...
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Blown two Ender 3 stepper drivers

I have an Ender 3 3D printer, and I upgraded the extruder driver to a metal drive one. Since the gear that drives the filament was pressed onto the factory stepper motor I replaced the motor with a ...
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Artifacts on layer in one direction

I have an Ender 3. When my printer is laying down a flat layer and is going from left to right, it lays down a nearly perfect layer. However, when that same layer is going right to left, I get ...
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Nozzle not level and first print failed

So I just got my first 3D printer the Ender 3 Pro. My nozzle is a bit too high (first image) and this is what happened after my first test print (second image). I saved for a while to buy this and I’m ...
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Ender 3 doesn't extrude enough?

I tried printing something after 7 weeks of not using the printer (before it worked greatly) and I think it doesn't extrude properly (although I'm not sure about it). When I tell the printer to ...
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New Ender 3 Pro Thermal Runaway

I just assembled my Ender 3 last night, this is my first printer and I’m new to this all. After about 10-15 minutes into printing it consistently gives me a thermal runaway error. Any help would be ...
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Bumps on outer walls consistantly affecting lower layers

I recently purchased a Creality Ender 3 Max as my first 3D printer and overall I am quite impressed with the print quality after only leveling the bed. However, every print I have done so far has had ...
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Ender 3 Printer Extruding Before Ready

For some reason I'm having a problem with my new Ender 3 printer. When I start it up to print something it starts the extruding process early which makes a mess around the extruder. Then when it's ...
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Ender 3 Pro Glass Bed print fails midway

Since upgrading to the glass bed my prints are failing right after the point where I finally feel confident that they are adhered well and printing smoothly. They seem to be coming loose from the bed ...
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Best way to print a very thin rod?

I'm working on a project using 3D printed parts, everything is working very nicely except for one part that needs a 3 mm x 1.2 mm diameter rod. I can print with PLA/PLA+ but such a thin object doesn't ...
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I'm having a weird issue with bed leveling (Z-Axis) ?? Ender 3 V2

I'm having a weird issue with bed leveling (Z-Axis) ?? Ender 3 V2 Every time I try to level it when I go to the bottom left corner and so on and come back to that corner the Z-axis drops about .1 mm ...
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Adjust E-step on Ender 3

I was getting some weird under extrusion and noticed that the gear on the extruder was a bit warn. I decided to replace it with a dual-drive extruder, but that makes the E-step way off. I tried to run ...
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3D printing layer shift on power outage resume

I have an Ender 3 pro. In my country electricity outage is an issue, though it comes back pretty instantaneously, when I hit the resume button on the Ender 3 pro after heating the hot end and the bed ...
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Which K-Value would you choose here for linear advance?

I'm new to 3D printing, but my printer supports Linear Advance. I heard that it offers improvements in print quality. I used Marlin Linear Advance Pattern Generator to generate a print with horizontal ...
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Ender 3 inconsistent Z homing

I have an Ender 3 with an MKS GEN L V2.0 with Marlin firmware and a BLTouch. When I first turn it on, it homes all axes correctly but after the first print it thinks the z axis is off anywhere from ....
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Ender 3 Pro: Flow rate drops after time

I have to set my print flow setting extremely high (up to 180 % and more) as otherwise, I get an under extrusion. I have also noticed that from time to time I have to update that setting to an even ...
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Cura Slicing software failing to slice properly

Sometimes Cura will slice a model and have failed lines of code. After discovering this problem I have tried re-slicing and then the code will come out fine. The first picture below is the failure ...
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Ender 3 print temperature

I've tried different retraction speeds and distances using calibration models, Z-hop, coasting but nothing prevented stringing. Now I tried printing at 230 °C and that seems to do the trick. Even 220 °...
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Lower side of print rough on personal protection print

I’m new to 3D printing and printed a few things that came out fine on my Ender 3. But when I print something like a cat protection baton, Kubota self-protection or anything that will have a “floating ...
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Creality Ender 3 Pro: Problem with Z-axis inaccuracy (squashed layers?)

Creality Ender 3 Pro – Z-axis inaccuracy problem. Before opening this new thread, I did read this question (Perhaps there is another question on this site I did not see!) Browsing through comments on ...
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Strange lines at specific intervals on flat surfaces

I've got a strange problem when I print "large surfaces". I've got lines that happen all directions at regular intervals. Almost as if there were certain patches where there's overextrusion ...
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Ender3 V2: What stops the Y?

As there is no limit switch on the operator end of the Y (Y-), what stops its travel when the print is done?
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Print is rotated perfectly on bed, while straight in the slicer. X-axis moves slowly while printing a straight Y-axis line

I have a weird problem that I can't seems to find an answer for. I'm using SuperSlicer with my Ender3 + OctroPrint setup. The prints on the bed in SuperSlicer is perfectly straight However, it seems ...
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Unusual printing after upgrading

So I've just done a full upgrade to my machine in by no means a beginner but this issue is stumping me, and a few other veterans that I've asked. Steps Completed: E-Steps extruding a perfect 100 mm ...
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BLTouch not working on Creality Ender 3 Pro

When starting the printer, the bed leveling sensor does its little startup thing and then lights up static red. When pressing Level Bed or Auto Home it homes X and Y and after that sends the Z-axis ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder motor failing constantly

I have had my Ender 3 Pro for about 2 years now and it has been working amazingly! Since November it's struggling very much while printing. I am quite sure the problem lives on the extruder motor. ...
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Z-axis lead screw not turning to adjust height when using auto leveling?

I have a 3DTouch with my Ender 3 3D printer with the Creality 4.2.2 Board. It is running a custom build of Marlin 2.0.9.2. As I have been watching my prints, I noticed that the Z-axis lead screw does ...
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What is the difference between Linear Advance and Pressure Advance

I've been trying to do some research on Linear Advance (LA) on Marlin and Pressure Advance (PA) on Klipper, and from my understanding the technology behind each is different, although also similar. ...
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Why does my printer stop extruding towards the end of the print?

I am new to 3D printing and I have been doing some test prints on my Ender 3 v2 that turned out fine. I then decided to print the Death Star, which requires three pieces. The first two printed well, ...
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