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Excessive filament powder/shavings near the extruder

I'm printing a Tower of Pi on my Ender 3, and I woke up to find this near the extruder: All my attempts to google this led to checking for either a clogged nozzle or the extruder itself stripping the ...
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Will there be any negative effects on the print process if the printer is outside?

If I buy a printer, it will be going on a small table on a front porch so as to keep the smell from the house. The porch has a roof, so precipitation is not a concern. I will find a way to keep the ...
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How do I set the flow rate on my Ender 3 Pro and have it stay at that percentage?

I am trying to increase the flow rate on my Ender 3 from 100 to 108 % but every time I start a new print it reverts back to the old 100 % flow rate. I have clicked through the settings and pressed the ...
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Jerk causing vibration and Y layer shift… Bad stepper?

This issue just started recently; I am not sure if it is because of the specific part I am printing or whether something on the printer is going bad. Up until now, I have been printing all kinds of ...
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After sitting for a week first layer won't adhere

Last week I set up my Ender 3 V2 and it seemed to work perfectly out of the box. I leveled the bed, did a test print, and discovered that the nozzle was too low (successful print but elephant foot). ...
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Great prints then suddenly terrible quality

I've been printing with my Ender 3 for a while now and it's been great. I've had very few problems - depending on my settings, these are my typical first layers: However with no settings or ...
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Ender 3 displaying wrong temperatures for hotend and bed

I've had issues with my hot end and decided to replace the whole assembly with this. After the replacement, my printer started reading about 135/185 °C for the hot end and bed are both at ...
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BLTouch not working correctly on Ender 3 Pro

First off, I realize how many "Ender 3 BLTouch not working" questions there are already on here, I've looked through a bunch of them and not seen this particular problem. Let me know if it'...
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BLTouch problem - bed leveling

I have a problem with my Ender 3 printer with BLTouch v3.1. Firmware from this site. After assembly, firmware upload, Z-Offset setting, initial leveling of the table, the sensor works, but I can never ...
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Problem with BLTouch on Ender 3 Pro

I'm having some problems with my BLTouch. Yesterday I got the 4.2.7 silent board delivered as well as the BLTouch and a glass bed. I was able to install the silent board without a problem and ...
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Ender 3 v2 BLTouch 3.1 issue

I'm running into an issue with my BLTouch where it will go through the process of leveling when the print has started but will fail at different points each time then immediately go to start printing. ...
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First move after homing way too fast

There are a few hits on my issue title but could not find an actual answer/advice. I burned my Ender 3 Pro Creality motherboard and replaced it with an SKR 1.4 + TMC 2209 + BLTouch. Everything is ...
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Ender 2 LCD replacement

My Ender 2 LCD is suddenly not lighting up. Is it possible to replace it with an Ender 3 LCD?
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All-metal hot-end Creality Ender 3 Pro jamming issues

I have a Creality Ender 3 Pro printer, and just installed the Micro-Swiss All-Metal Hotend for CR-10 S Pro. After installing following the video instructions by Micro Swiss and Teaching Tech, I set it ...
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I can't figure out how to name this problem or solve it

(Ender 3 Pro with Bigtreetech Board and Touchscreen, BlTouch) Hello everybody, I want to print something for my family but the hotend gets clogged every time in the same part of the print. I tried: ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 at Layer 2

Before I start, I'll give you my setup: Ender 3 Pro Marlin 2.0.7.2 Material/Nozzle: PETG 0.4 mm @ 215 °C Bed: Glass @ 80 °C Default printing speed: 70 mm/s Standard part cooling fan Since I've ...
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What can cause Z height loss in the first few layers?

All my prints come out about 1 mm too short in the Z dimension. So for example a 20 mm cube comes out 19 mm high. A 10 mm cube comes out 9 mm high. The X and Y dimensions are fine. There's a little ...
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Ender 3 V2 under extrusion problems

Every time I start a print, midway during printing, my printer starts to under extrude. I tried lots of different models every time the problem occurs. What should I do about this?
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Ender 3 Pro + SKR mini E3 1.2 + BLtouch doesn't work with downloaded bin file

I have a Ender 3 Pro V1. I installed the Bigtreetech SKR mini E3 V1.2 + TFT35 touchscreen + Antclabs BLTouch + a pre compiled bin from here . the board works the screen works the BLTouch is erratic ...
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Difference in weight from Cura to printed model

I've recently switched to PETG , and I'm using Cura as slicer and Ender 3 as printer. I'm printing a model which Cura declares to be 35 g, but if I weigh the printed model it weighs 23 g. I'm printing ...
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Ender 3 pro extruder skipping steps, tried multiple things

I've already asked this question somewhere else but unfortunately I had little luck. So... my Ender 3 Pro extruder just started skipping steps, as in the gears (and the gear pinion) will rotate but ...
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Printing issue on Ender 3V2

I am trying to print a fairly simple object yet I keep getting the same issue. As you can see in the picture the print quality is bad with all the blobs on the vertical part of the print. I have ...
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BLTouch not touching bed while leveling

I have an Ender 3 Pro that I installed a BLTouch sensor on. After I auto-home, I level bed and it deploys the probe in the right spot, but doesn't go down far enough, then goes back up and stops ...
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Ender 3 nozzle moves through previous layer on lithophane

I'm trying to print lithophanes and having an issue with the nozzle moving through the previous layer and basically "drawing" through the print. I've printed 3 lithophanes before with zero ...
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How do I install the USB drivers for Bigtreetech's SKR Mini E3 v1.2?

I want to install the USB drivers for the BIGTREETECH SKR Mini E3 v1.2 from the GitHub page but I don't know how to proceed. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Ender 3 Pro with BLtouch + BigTreeTech Auto level not compensating

As the title says, I have an Ender 3 Pro + BLtouch v3.1 and BigTreeTech SKR mini E3 v2.0. I have the SKR loaded with "firmware-bltouch-for-z-homing.bin" but my printer does not seem to be ...
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New Ender 3 power supply turns on but the controller board does not

I just got an Ender 3 a day or two ago and was really excited being that it was my first 3D printer. I got to work putting it together with little issue. I go to turn it on and the power supply starts ...
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Ender 3 Pro: How to solve the issue with different Z-offsets?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch (original) and did at least a dozen of test prints to adjust everything (steps/mm, ...). I did everything at the target temp of PLA. But I've still got the problem ...
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First layer problem

I have Ender 3 v2 with BLTouch and Marlin 2.0.x software There is a problem on the first layer it allows come wrong the last problem I have it is the first layer it is not constant on the bed it comes ...
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Limit X axis due to direct drive

Recently I printed this direct drive mod and installed into my Ender 3. After installation, the stepper motor constantly bangs into the right Z frame of the printer. I have already set the bed X axis ...
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Y-axis layer shifting on my Ender 3

My 3D prints shift along the Y-axis on my Ender 3 3D printer. I don't know what to do. My Y-axis belt is tight, So I don't think that is the problem...
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Upgrading to higher torque extruder motor creality ender3

So according to E3D customer service, the V6 is designed to have higher back pressure than the MK8. This leads to underextrusion with PLA and all kinds of problems unless you increase the temp by 30&...
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What volumetric extrusion rates can the Ender 3's stock hotend achieve?

With a fully stock Ender 3, the limiting factor is almost surely the extruder, not the hotend, so I'm asking from a standpoint of having an upgraded extruder (mine is direct drive) but stock hotend. I'...
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Ender 3 V2 Z-axis base value changes for each print

I'm new to 3D printing, I just bought an Ender 3 V2 and I am having a lot of trouble with bed adhesion. After a lot of playing around it seems that the base value for Z is changing for every print. I ...
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Ender 3 V2 hotend temperature issues [duplicate]

Recently, I started experimenting with new filaments on my Ender 3 V2. I got a spool from here. This is PETG filament and I started dialing in the temperature to run a smooth print. I found on my V2, ...
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Ender 3 V2 auto homing

With my Ender 3 V2, to home the extruder, I have to choose Disable Stepper, manually move the extruder to the X-axis stop switch; then select Auto Home. After that point everything homes correctly. My ...
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Ender 3 Pro firmware upgrade fails

Problem with Creality v1.1.4 (Ender 3 Pro) and BLTouch (Creality V1 mainboard - upgraded version). Error when attempting the firmware upgrade. After downloading and executing ...
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Steppers stuck with Klipper but work with Marlin

I replaced the fans of my ender 3v2 with Noctuas & Buck converters. During the replacement, I made a mistake and burnt the motherboard (shorted one of the fans). I replaced the motherboard, ...
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Ender 3 v2 with Ender 400XL extender and BLTouch not working after installation

I have an Ender 3 v2 and just installed the Ender Extender 400XL and a new BLTouch. I need to modify firmware for the new dimensions of 400x400x500 mm for the new kit. I changed all that and it seems ...
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Ender 3 V2 Extruder getting hot

I'm still fairly new to 3D printing; got my Ender 3 V2 for Christmas last year. Recently the tension arm in the stock extruder snapped, so I bought and installed an all-aluminum replacement. My first ...
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How do I update my firmware after installing a 400XL kit on my Ender 3

I've updated my Ender 3 with V4.2.7 mainboard, BLTouch and 400XL kit (extends the capabilities of your Creality Ender 3 3D Printer to a 400 mm X, 400 mm Y and a 500 mm Z printing platform). Now I need ...
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Can't print anything! Is this heat creep? (Detailed explanation & Photo)

I have bought an Ender 3 Pro in November. I loved 3D printing and even upgraded my machine to improve my experience. However, lately, I can't print anything due to an issue I can't seem to resolve. I ...
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Ender 3 v2 printing problem [closed]

Last week, my printer worked really well, but after a print it started having some printing problems. The printer stops extruding mid-print or under extrudes. After this happened, I leveled the bed ...
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First 3 mm prints poorly, then fine after that

I have an Ender 3 that I have been pretty happy with so far, however it recently started an odd behavior and I can't figure out what's causing it. What happens is that the first ~3 mm of the ...
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Will a Micro Swiss extruder and hotend speed up prints on my Ender 3 Pro?

Long story for hopefully a simple yes/no answer: I have a lightly modified Ender 3 Pro (BLTouch, glass bed, beefier bed springs and nobs, led lights) and I daydream about someday getting an "...
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G29 Auto Grid Leveling Doesn't Do Anything

I have an Ender 3 Pro, recently added a BLTouch v3, flashed a bootloader, and I'm now attempting to configure TH3D U1.R2.15 firmware. I have only modified configuration.h, haven't touched any other ...
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Ender 3 Pro will not auto home correctly after mainboard & BLTouch upgrades

I made two updates to my Ender 3 Pro: Silent Mainboard and BLTouch. My printer head is way out of sync now. After I Auto Home, it moves along the X-axis to the left, hits the stop switch & moves ...
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First layer Z-offset in G-code

In slicer G-code is it possible to set the probe Z offset for the first layer only? For my stock E3 plate I find -4.125 mm best however for glass I need to go to -4.175 mm for the first layer to get ...
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Problems with stock gear with no screw on Ender 3 pro

I am very new in the 3D printing scene. After a lot of searching for my specific problem (and didn't find any answers, of course) I decided to reach out. I bought a Creality Ender 3 Pro in November ...
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Ender 3 - Tiny strings in print

Suddenly my prints start having small strings and I'm not sure what to do to eliminate them. I have already tried to clean the filament tube, cleaned up the nozzle, and played with various retraction ...

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