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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 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 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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Problems with elephant's foot

I recently got an Ender 3 Pro for my birthday, and I am having some problems with elephant's foot (as the title suggests). I have tried several fixes; lowering the print speed, changing the print ...
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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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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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Nozzle height adjusting for every print

I'm new to the 3D printing world and got my first Ender 3 (with the 32-bit controller board). I have a problem with every single print. I've upgraded to the newest Marlin firmware, did the mesh ...
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Ender 3 V2 Layer Shifting, No Apparent Reason, Desperate

I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I've been trying to print out some parts for another project of mine. These parts use up around 70% of the bed so they are fairly large, ...
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PID autotune fails with a temp too high

Working on upgrading my Ender 3 to a dual extruder setup using the Winsinn dual hot end and MKS Base V1.6 motherboard using Marlin FW 2.0.5 and am unable to get the PID autotune to work. When I start ...
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Mid-print issue, extruder issue?

I have succumbed to asking the community for assistance. I've been scratching my head and lost many late nights and time trying to figure out what is going on with my 3D printer. Please see the image ...
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Waves in my prints

Around about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a micro Swiss direct drive and all metal hotend. I had some tuning with the PID and e-steps to do, but once that was done, it's been mostly good....
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Ender 3 V2 blank screen and LCD continuous beeping with clicks

So I have been having an ongoing problem with my printer that I just can't solve. I don't usually ask the questions on stack exchanges until my problem gets unsolvable. Unfortunately like this one ...
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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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Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch, partially completes ABL sequence then locks up

I have had an Ender 3 Pro for the last year, and put a BLTouch on it about 6 months ago. With the BLTouch installed for the last 6 months, I have successfully completed hundreds of prints with no ...
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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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My nozzle on my Ender3 V2 is higher when it is printing than it is when I auto home it

I just got a new Ender3 version two for Christmas and was very excited to use it so I put it together and used the sample filament that came with the printer and everything worked okay for a bit. That ...
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Screen stays black on new Ender 3 V2 after power-on

I decided to finally purchase an Ender 3 v2. It arrived today and after a few hours of making sure everything is straight, I tried to power it and do a test print... I was disappointed to see that the ...
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Cura code for run-out sensor Ender 3 V2

New to the 3D printing world. I'm in need of some advice. Is it possible to add code to Cura for the run-out sensor? I've had no luck narrowing the commands or anything that speaks to it. I was able ...
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Cura messes up my print. How can I make it print what I see in Blender?

I'm using Cura and it removes my holes and deletes sections of the print and disconnects parts. In Blender it looks as it should be, as I designed it. I know there are a few mishaps inside (not ...
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Ender 3 - extruder stepper skipping

I have a problem most likely very similar to some reported by other users: extruder stepper is visually skipping a step from time to time. It rapidly rotates in the direction opposite to the one it is ...
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What is the difference between tuning the speed on the Ender 3 panel, and the Cura Print Speed setting?

I'm printing a lot of draft parts so I don't care if they fall apart in my fingers, I just need the shape. I can scroll to the Tune menu on my Ender 3 Pro console and set the speed to 200% and it ...
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Does the Creality Ender 3 allow variable layer thickness?

I'm new to the 3D printing world but I've been using some of the 3D printers at my local library, and am now interested in purchasing my own! One thing that's important for my projects is being able ...
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Increase volumetric flow rate using a longer nozzle

I'm looking to increase the printing speed, through increasing the volumetric flow rate, which is currently at 5 mm³/s. Larger amounts cause the feeding mechanism to skip steps. I'm running at ...
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Proper belt tension for Ender 3 v2

The Y-axis belt just broke on my Ender 3 v2. I believe that it was over tensioned from the factory. When I initially assembled the printer, I noticed that the Y-axis tensioner was tightened almost all ...
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Issues with printing and removing filament residue

When I print at the end when it is done the prints are lighter than they should, and they are thin enough that I can scrape the bottom away. My second problem is that my filament gets stuck on the ...
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Z offset not working after flashing TH3D firmware

I had the BLTouch (3.1) working with stock firmware on an Ender 3 v2 but wanted to get a 5x5 mesh instead of the 3x3 so I installed the TH3D firmware. With the stock firmware my Z-offset was -2.95 mm. ...
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Incorrect inner dimensions of 3D prints with Ender 3

I have problem with my Ender 3. Whenever I print, I have proper outer dimensions (accuracy usually better than 0.1 mm, sometimes a bit worse), but every hole, pit or any inside dimension is inaccurate ...
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Ender 3 Marlin - Incorrect temperature

I've updated to Marlin 2.0.7 when I set up a BLTouch and now it seems the temperature does not match the display. Before the update, I was printing with PLA filament at 205 °C and bed at 60 °C without ...
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Options for making Ender 3 v2 fans quieter

I have had my Ender 3 v2 for just over two months and have had a blast working with it. I have printed some mods to personalize it. One of the things that I have done to help mitigate the vibrational ...
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Thread pitch of Ender 3 bed leveling screws

What is the thread pitch of the Ender 3's bed leveling screws? The diameter measures about 4mm. Are they M4 0.7 (coarse) pitch or 0.5 (fine) pitch? I'd like to develop rigorous formulas for the amount ...
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How to probe twice while mesh bed leveling with a BLTouch setup

I am using an Ender 3 (v1.1.4) with Marlin 1.1.X bugfix installed. Also BLTouch v3.1 is used. The probe is deployed once only while mesh bed leveling. How can I make the probe deploy twice at every ...
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Ender 3 with direct drive has severe stringing printing TPU

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a direct drive kit, primarily so I can print soft materials like TPU. I bought a spool of Overture TPU to try it out. I'm getting really bad stringing on every ...
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Why doesn't PLA stick to heated bed?

I have a basic Creality Ender-3 with a black rough bed cover. I'm printing with PLA. After assembly, I printed 3 or 4 small toys sliced by Cura with basic settings. All were printed very well! ...
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Surface artifacts when formation of object changes (Layer inconsistency)

When my Ender 3 prints a top or bottom layer, it leaves a line on the layer. Slicer Cura Linear Advance: 0.57 Retraction: 3 mm @ 35 mm/s Max Speed: 100 mm/s Ironing enabled Minimum ...
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BLTouch Creality Firmware works, Marlin doesn't

I've had the BLTouch working fine using this kit and following the instructions it shipped with. I wanted to increase the number of probe points so I've attempting flashing with Marlin to achieve this....
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Why does a raft adhere to the bed while skirt does not?

I'm experimenting with my new Ender 3 V2 using PETG filament on the textured side of the included glass bed without any additional adhesives. I'm been having trouble with adhesion until I found out ...
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Ender 3 - X Axis Cannot Reach True Home

After a year of printing smaller models, I finally went to print something that would take up most of the build plate from left to right and realized that my nozzle cannot reach "true" X ...
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Ender 3 + SKR 1.4 + Marlin 2.0.x bugfix - what bed size/min/max positions should I use?

On my Ender 3, it seems that the Y-axis can only move forward 220 mm after which the carriage will hit the tensioner. This seems repeatable so I don't think it's a hardware issue (unless it's expected ...
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Is there a well-tested Ender 3 printer profile for PrusaSlicer available for download?

I am very comfortable with using PrusaSlicer and having a hard time adapting Cura. Is there any downloadable well-tested PrusaSlicer profile for some of the Creality printers?
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No stepper motor movement on Ender 3 Pro

I've recently updated my Ender 3 Pro to the latest Marlin 2.0 firmware and when I press autohome or try to move the axis, I hear a very quiet noise from the motors trying to move and then they just ...

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