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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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Ender 3 Pro not reading new G-code files on original SD Card

I´ve been using my Ender 3 Pro for almost 1 year now. Always using the provided SD card. For a couple of days, the printed does not read any new file that I load to the SD card, but it does with the ...
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BLTouch always shows high on right side of the plate

My BLTouch was working great. Until one day, it just started showing the right side as being high on every read. I've tried leveling many times manually and with the BLTouch. But every time I use the ...
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Ender 3 power problems, under-extrusion missing steps

My Ender 3 has started having problems printing. It does not seem to be getting enough power. I have cleaned the hot end, checked the PTFE tube seat, replaced nozzles. It is missing steps on the ...
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Help printing in ABS

My first attempt to print in ABS has been an unmitigated disaster, and I could do with some advice before I try again. I've been trying to print a Bean Hopper Extension for Melitta Barista TS Smart ...
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Klipper on Ender 3 v2 wrong signals

I have very strange problem. Motors X and Z are messing up somehow. I mean if I try to home X only, Z moves also. And vice-versa. Y motor homes and moves normally. Board is stock E3v2 v4.2.2 with ...
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PETG layer adhesion problems

I have recently started printing with Polymaker's PolyMax PETG on my Ender 3 v2. I have not been able to get the layer adhesion anywhere near as strong as it should be. I would guess it is around 20-...
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Creality Ender 3 -X-axis moves too much

I just assembled Ender 3 and noticed that the X-axis movement doesn't correspond to the commands. When I make it move 1 mm with the encoder it moves 16 mm. Everything is in the "out of the box&...
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How does direct drive conversion allow higher print temperatures?

I have an Ender 3, currently in stock Bowden extruder configuration. I want to be able to print nylon and TPU, both of which require temperature too high for the tolerance of the PTFE Bowden tube (as ...
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Why is my Ender 3 restarting spontaneously in mid print?

tl;dr How can I test whether my sporadic in-print restarts are a thermal problem or a firmware issue? The problem I've had my Ender 3 (not V2 or Pro) for about a month, and gotten a number of ...
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Ender 3 Pro stuck print excess

I have an Ender 3 Pro. When I print, the area that the printer goes around before printing gets stuck and I can't scrape it or use alcohol. Both of these methods are used with a heated and cooled bed. ...
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The chin piece of my print does not print properly

I am printing this piece using a 0.4 mm nozzle. It happens that the piece on the chin does not print properly. I have already tried the tree mode supports, touching the plate and in all the places but ...
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Did I fry my Ender 3 V2 Main Board?

I was replacing the nozzle on my E3D V6 clone and the hotend started turning so I held onto it with pliers while I tightened it. As I did this, the positive wire of the fan that clips onto the E3D V6 ...
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How do I fix mini-blobs on the edge of a part?

I am using an Ender 3 with a Micro Swiss hotend and a 0.8 mm nozzle, Polylite PETG filament and a masking tape covered glass bed. I have used Cura for slicing with settings: Layer height: 0.32 mm ...
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Ender 3 V2 really bad layer shifting

I currently have the V4.2.2 motherboard and it is producing some very poor prints on the X- and Y-axis. I have tried many quick fixes to no avail. Every print out of the box more than a few cm tall ...
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What would cause magic smoke with a BLTouch installed?

I decided to purchase a BLTouch for my Ender 3 V2. I did all the physical installation of the BLTouch at the same time as adding LED lighting. I plugged in the power to test the lighting (BLTouch was ...
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3D print is not smooth, even with ironing turned on

I am very new to 3D printing and I cannot figure out what is the problem is. I have checked all of the belts and (to the best of my knowledge) they are tensioned properly. I also did the bed ...
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Is it possible to run 2 Ender 3's off one power supply?

I have 2 Ender 3's and I am limited to wall sockets to power both the printers at the same time. So I was wondering if it was possible to wire both the printers to a single PSU? As the printer uses a ...
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Problem with jitters with Ender 3

Recently I realized that I have been getting jitter-like rough surfaces on round parts of my models from my Ender 3. The jitters happen on the sides of the model, so the jitters would be happening in ...
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Does shimming my build surface compete with spending a bunch more money and time on an auto-leveling system?

I've had my Ender 3 for almost three weeks, gone through about a kilogram of PLA filament (printing a mix of upgrade parts for the Ender 3 and stuff I actually want to use) and made one PETG object, ...
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Edit G-code to change print order of multiple one-at-a-time print jobs

SUMMARY: I use a Creality Ender 3 and Cura 4.8 slicer. I need to print multiple objects 'one-at-a-time' (Cura allows this, that is fine) and I must specify the order in which each model is printed but ...
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Hotend is oozing out the sides and getting in the way of my print

My Ender 3 just started having this problem a couple of months ago. Prior to that the amount of excess filament showing up on the hotend was very minimal, but now it is oozing so much out of the top ...
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Problem printing with V6 hotend on Creality Ender 3

I have installed V6 hotend (all metal) with a direct drive extruder on Ender 3. It flows alright when I push manually however, the print is severely under extruded and doesn't stick to the bed. Things ...
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Height of the prints are always larger

This problem is driving me crazy, no, seriously speaking. I bought this printer this week and started to calibrate for accurate dimensions. I printed the one-and-only calibration cube (20x20x20 also a ...
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BLTouch not levelling correctly (it does seem to work, just not accurately enough)

My setup Ender 3 Creality glass bed Creality 3D BL Touch auto bed levelling kit v1 Creality 3D silent mainboard v4.2.7 OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi 4 connected over USB (with the 5 V pin ...

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