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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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Ender 3 X Axis stops moving mid print at random times, only makes Y movements after

I have an Ender 3 that suddenly starting having an issue. The X-axis belt randomly stops moving when extruding the first layer. It doesn't always stop at the same exact spot, but once it stops, the ...
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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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Anybody got experience with this Ender 3 Board: BOARD_ANET_10 1510 // Anet 1.0 (Melzi clone)? [closed]

If so, maybe anybody can give me some tips, for the configuration or so? Still got only the bootloader flashed and problems with flashing Marlin, maybe any version is best for my board?
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Overhang Question

I haven't ran into the issue yet, but I am sort of expecting it to here soon towards the end of my print. Actually, I am not even sure if it should be something that I should be worried about or not. ...
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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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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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Over extruding and feeding gear is grinding Ender 3 pro

This issue is completely leaving me lost, my printer extrudes too much and leaves blobs yet the gear will just suddenly start grinding as soon as it begins to fill in the outline of my print. The ...
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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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How to fight lots of stringing with PLA at low temperature (185 °C)?

I just got my first 3D printer (Creality Ender 3) on Friday, 2 days ago. It works great, but for some reason I'm getting a lot of stringing on my prints, especially the ones where the extruder head ...
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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 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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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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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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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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BLTouch Z offset needs changes

Just installed a BLTouch sensor on my Ender 3 Pro (using firmware version: Ender-3 Pro1.1.6BLTouchV3.1PowerLossContinueEnglish), it all works great but each time I ...
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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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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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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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Ender 3 v2 won't read or recognize any SD cards

I've just received my Ender 3v2 and tried multiple SD cards, all have been formatted to FAT32 with no luck. Under the Print selection, all I get is the back button. I looked and I have the V4.2.2 and ...
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Z-Axis does not appear to be working on Ender-3 Pro

So, the wife got me a Creality Ender-3 Pro 3d Printer for Christmas. Assembly was easy, axis movements are all solid... when I go to print the test-dog.gcode file provided with the machine, it comes ...
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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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Ender 3 severe under-extrusion

I've been using my Ender 3 for about four months now and it's been working wonderfully. The print quality is amazing and all the prints are very strong. Then about three weeks ago, my entire system ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ender 3 Pro - "Pause at Height" automatically resumes after a few seconds

I recently bought an Ender 3 Pro, and while I'm super happy with it, there's one issue I'm having with it. When I set "Pause at height" to a specific layer in Cura, the print will pause at ...
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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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Recalibrating Home-position

I got myself the Ender 3. The Home position is about 1 mm left and 2 mm in front of the front left corner. Now, the hotend center axis is 11 mm from the carrier plate with the "Mk 10" cooler ...
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Ender 3 Z-limit now unreliable - possible causes and solutions?

I had a couple of recent nozzle/bed crashes, so I now frequently do a manual bed levelling. I do these while the bed is heated to allow for expansion. Today i found, after levelling, a subsequent ...
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Ender 3 Marlin - Incorrect temperature

I've updated to Marlin 2.0.7 when I set up a BLTouch (I've edited configuration.h based on my board model; MKS Robin E3) and now it seems the temperature does not ...
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Calibrated Esteps Causes Extruder Skipping

I have replaced the stock extruder on my Ender 3 with one of these: The grip gear has a smaller diameter, so I calibrated the esteps as per the top google search: Extruder Calibration – 6 Easy Steps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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