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Are these normal surfaces from an Ender 3 Pro with PLA?

Prints are generally successful, but I always get a herringbone pattern on the top and bottom surfaces and striations on the sides. The herringbone is finer with finer print qualities, but it is ...
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What is the optimal temperature for PLA+?

I'm planning on switching to using PLA+ and am slicing a few models, I'm wondering what the typical optimal temperature for PLA+ is with the Ender 3.
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Can the Ender 3 Pro be upgraded to use PETG

Is it possible to buy/upgrade the nozzle on my Ender 3 Pro to one that is suited for handling the higher temperatures needed to effectively print with PETG filament?
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Would it be possible to use an Arduino Uno to interface with my Ender 3 pro so I can program it to beep when done?

I had an idea to make a program for my Arduino Uno that beeps whenever a print is done, but I can't find anything about interfacing it with the printer as all Google gives me is stuff about making a ...
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Ender 3 V2 ignories Z-axis limit switch

My shiny new Ender 3 V2 seems to ignore the Z-axis limit switch, when I print a model. It moves the nozzle so far down, that it scratches on the bed and destroys the nozzle. However, when I use the ...
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Inconsistent E-step calibration test results

My Ender 3 has been having intermittent under extrusion issues. Layers of good density alternate with weak mesh. When printing multiple objects at once, sometimes one will be almost entirely good, ...
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M503 command is reporting "Maximum feedrates" with duplicate and empty values: M203 X200.00 Y200.00 Z5.00 E Y1000.00 Z100.00 E5000.00

I'm pretty stumped on this one. Investigating an issue I was having with an OctoPrint plugin, I've come to realize my M503 command is reporting duplicate and empty ...
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Mid print error: Hot end pushed print bed clean of. Part still glued to the bed

I'm using a Creality Ender 3 V2 with BLTouch and Smith3D Marlin firmware. Yesterday I designed a speaker adapter ring for my car in Autodesk Inventor. I converted the part to OBJ and sliced it in Cura....
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First layer inconsistency

I have been having issues on my Ender 3 v2 for a while regarding the first layer. As shown in the images, certain sections of the layer are decent while there are almost seemingly periodic points in ...
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Extruder skips steps, when filament is manually pushed through the extruder it works somewhat "flawlessly"

My Ender 3 started to skip steps on the extruder, therefore no more filament comes through the nozzle anymore. When I push the filament myself through the extruder, it works somewhat flawlessly. It's ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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Cold end coupler stuck on Bowden tube

I have a Creality Ender 3. I've unscrewed the coupler from the drive assembly, but can't get it loose from the tube. The hot end coupler came free easily. I compress the rubber gasket, but it stays ...
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New printer won't read files from SD card

I have a new Ender 3 V2 printer that I assembled. The printer reads the TF/SD stock card info but won't read the auto-level code I downloaded. It doesn't even show up on the card. I downloaded auto-...
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Patterned Under-Extrusion on Ender 3 Pro

I've had my Ender 3 Pro for a few months, and it's been working great. Then, after a failed print (the STL had extra seams, causing the print to get mangled), I've started having issues that I have ...
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BLTouch will not deploy, stow, or deploy when homing or auto leveling

So I am just about at my wit's end with these stupid BLTouch sensors - with 3 separate posts on this forum regarding them, my own posts even showing in the 'Similar questions' box at the time of ...
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How can I correct *second and third layer* elephant foot?

I'm attempting to print this print-in-place bag clip (in the 80 and 100 sizes). Early prints came out well, except that my persistent elephant foot resulted in locking the hinge. Oddly, a few days ...
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Ender 3 motors zero movement

I’ve just bought an Ender 3 Pro (my first printer). I followed a video guide on YouTube and set everything up. I had to flash the latest firmware because my system wouldn’t boot. Now I have zero ...
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Why do I keep getting a thermal runaway message?

A few weeks ago I got a thermal runaway message on my modded Ender 3 during a print, and I have not been able to get it working since then! I have tried fixing and replacing everything, and I still ...
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Ender 3 V2 printing weak and messing up on the top 1/3 of the print

I’ve had this Ender 3 V2 for about 6 months, and it has been printing great, but every now and then I will get a brittle messed up top on my prints. I can simply crush these tops by just touching them,...
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Why is my outer wall layer printing with gaps and flaking off on this specific shape?

Printer: Ender 3 Pro - Direct drive, BLTouch, stock magnetic print bed surface Material: PLA - multiple brands Slicer Settings: Layer Height .2 mm Initial Layer Height .1 mm Line Width .4 mm (with .4 ...
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Extrusion issues on medium speeds (while accelerating?)

I've recently changed my Ender3's hotend to E3D v6 clone with Titan direct extruder, so I can print faster than on stock. But when I increased the speed up to 70 mm/s for walls and 80 mm/s for infill (...
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Extruder stops printing before finishing first layer (Ender 3 v2 w/BIQU H2)

Let me preface this with me being quite a newbie to 3D printing, however, I am an engineer and coder, so tinkering with stuff like this is quite the norm for me. Don't be afraid to be too technical, ...
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Is it practical to switch back and forth between Bowden and direct drive?

I'm likely to need to print some parts from TPU (Shore 95A or harder) in the near future. I have everything I need to do a direct drive conversion using the original extruder on a bracket above the ...
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First half of the prints are getting stretched on the Z axis

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a BLTouch 3.1 attached and I have this weird problem. Whatever I print, whether it's a 3rd party STL ...
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First layer failing due to delayed and dragged extrusion

I've had a handful of successful prints with my 3D printer, but at some point it just stopped being able to put down a first layer. It looks like the issue is that the extruder doesn't start putting ...
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BLTouch not probing all points and motors making really loud noises since rebuild of latest Marlin (new hot end installed and BLTouch)

Please listen to this video, which illustrates the issue, with the sound on. Link to configuration.h and configuration_adv.h ...
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Creality Ender 3 Pro - Z travel issue with TH3D firmware

TLDR - I’ve just driven myself insane trying to fix what I thought was a physical problem with my Z-axis, but it seems to have been solved by switching from the TH3D firmware to the Creality firmware. ...
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Ender 3 v2 layer skips

I am having some issues with my printer skipping/not extruding random layers of my prints. It happens a few layers in and sometimes doesn't even affect the entire layer. I have tried switching from ...
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Layers on printed part have started smushing together mid-print and I don’t know why

I’m using the Ender 3 with the Cura slicer and I’ve had success in doing the same print but recently the layers in the middle have smushed out and I don’t know the reason why. I’ve tried reprinting ...
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Does updating the firmware on an Ender 3 V2 erase its previous settings?

A few months ago, I flashed my Ender 3 V2 with JyersUI fork of the Marlin firmware and I like the options and settings that are available with this firmware. The author has put out another update (v1....
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Ender 3 Upgraded to All Metal Hot End -- Heat Creep?

I was having heat creep related hot end clogs leading to skipped layers or plain old air printing (with extruder stepper skipping). Since I'd just received the all metal hot end I ordered a while ...
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Ender 3 Microswiss Print Quality Decrease

My Ender 3 was working AMAZING. I decided to buy it a Microswiss All-Metal Hotend. I called the company I bought the printer from, and they sent a technician to install it for me. Once he installed it ...
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PC-ABS poor layer adhesion

I recently started printing Polymaker's PC-ABS blend on my modified Ender 3 v2. The print quality is good but the layer adhesion is pretty bad. The layers aren't delaminating while printing but I can ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

I have tried to print Baby Groot , but every time I print the head, there are always layer shifts like the photos below. I have printed three heads and the layer shifts happened all in the same place. ...
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Ender 3 V2 bed slanted

I'm at a loss I have no idea what to do, I've tried everything I can think of. I've fixed my x-axis gantry, added silicon bed mounts, used washers, straightened out my BLTouch but still this is the ...
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Is enclosure without ventilation enough to keep VOC's and printer fumes from leaking into my room?

I am currently in the look for a 3D printer and one major issue I find it the fumes/VOCs that printing can emit. I am not planning to do ABS or similar but I've read from studies that PLA also may ...
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What makes a new nozzle clog before I can finish the print?

I found my Ender 3 was skipping extruder steps a lot, mainly while printing infill (tri-hex at 30%), to the point I saw several layers of infill with spotty extrusion or nothing adhered at all. When I ...
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Z-axis rising from bed after BLTouch and homing

I have an old Ender 3 printer. I have let it sit for a year without anything to print. Nothing major has happened to it like falling or setting things on the printer. It has an old BLTouch. I set up ...
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Why does Cura default to printing walls so slowly?

I just noticed the other day that my Ender 3 is printing stuff a lot slower than it can, and realized when I was slicing a part that it's because the default "Wall Print Speed" is half the &...
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Ender 3 extrusion not working properly

I got a new hotend for my Ender 3. When I start to 3D print a model, everything seems to be going well. After about 20 minutes or so the extrusion stops and the extruder motor can't push the filament ...
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Why do segments of my print "pop" off the bed after a few layers? [duplicate]

I just received delivery of some new filament and after a few layers of printing some segments will start to "pop" off the bed. I've calibrated esteps and levelled bed. It only seems to ...
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Movement of the extruder out of its original position during printing

I have a problem with my Creality Ender 3 printer. When I start printing, the first few levels go fine. But then the extruder starts slowly moving in the wrong direction and after a few minutes the ...
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Jagged edge on one side and not on the other side

As you can see the left side of the edge came out jagged. The right side came out just fine. What happened to the left side? I am using Ender 3 + BLTouch using Sunlu PLA+ with 200 °C hotend. Here are ...
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Tiny "fuzzy" wispy strings on the entire surface of the model?

I have my print settings dialed into a real good spot, but there's one obstacle that's preventing them from coming out flawless; somehow, my print has "fuzz" everywhere. Not traditional ...
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How to move my 3D print file on the Z-axis in Creality slicer software?

I am completely new to 3D printing and am borrowing someone else's Ender printer for a school project. I have never used CAD before either. I used Onshape to create my design and then exported it as a ...
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What reasons are there not to convert Ender 3 to direct drive extrusion?

A Bowden tube extruder (like the stock one on an Ender 3) is known to have issues with printing the most flexible TPU, and with filaments that (either due to composition or condition) don't take well ...
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Ender 3 Pro stopped and not heat up

While taking a print today, the Ender 3 Pro suddenly stopped. I tried to restart printing, but the heater cartridge does not heat up. I tested the thermistor and it senses heat. Next, I checked the ...
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Ender 3 bed level issues along Y axis

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a magnetic bed. Recently, I've come across an issue I've never had before. The printer bed is higher on the front and back edges, along the Y-axis. It's okay in the middle ...
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Ender 3 Pro Auto home and USB connection problems

I have just bought the Ender 3 Pro printer but I'm having issues. When I press auto home the Y-axis, aka the bed, doesn't stop but just keeps going and slipping making an awful noise. I have even ...
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What's causing my PLA prints to lift like this?

I'm printing a Soma cube I found on Thingiverse -- it's a puzzle toy I remember from the early 1970s, and the kind of thing that ought to be really easy-peasy to print. Each of the seven pieces is ...

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