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Diagnosing non-functional steppers (Ender 3)

I was upgrading my (already very modified) Ender 3 with a geared extruder, and figured instead of re-flashing the firmware, why not switch the extruder phase on the cable? I accidentally shorted the ...
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Ender 3 Pro bed is lower in the middle

I just purchased this Ender 3 Pro about 1 week ago and since then I've been having nightmares with leveling/tramming the printer bed. From having to tram it again after every print to not being able ...
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Ender 3 CR-touch upgraded but not able to manually level the bed

I've added a CR_touch and corresponding firmware, and used some help to get started. When I brought the printer home, I dialed auto leveling , printed a calicat and it went just fine except that I ...
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What is the best printer for a student to buy? [closed]

I have a minimal understanding of 3D printers, but know enough to understand that price is not always correlated with performance. I also know that many printers are modifiable, interchangeable, ...
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Y-stepper very hot on 4.2.2 board?

Is there a known issue where the Y-stepper gets extremely hot (like 70-80 °C) on the Creality 4.2.2 board while the Y stepper stays around 40 °C on the 4.2.7 board? (two different printers) Set both ...
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Ender 3 failing on the same z position every print

I have an Ender 3, I changed its extruder for one metallic one. In my last prints, I am getting issues at the same height. The extruder can't pull the filament in for that z position. I cleaned the Z ...
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Prints on bed are missing parts

I'm new to 3D printing, I have printed the cat that comes on the SD card on my Ender 3 and it's amazing the level of detail. After that, I tried to print another figure and I don't know what I'm doing ...
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I'm new to 3D Printing and I've have just assembled a new Ender3 V2 with a CR Touch bed leveller. The extruder motor is not working

Due to a mains power failure, I was unable to finish a "Thingiverse Stripes" auto bed levelling test on my new Ender 3 v2. When power returned several hours later and I tried to resume the ...
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Ender 3 S1 - Is this positioning or extrusion error? Or something else?

I have been printing for a few years now, and recently purchased an Ender 3 S1. I have a strange issue, that I couldn't resolve yet. If there is a geometric change between layers, then the unchanged ...
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BLTouch on Bed Leveling check don't move left after point 6

My Setup Ender 3 BTT SKR Mini E3 v1.2 with BLTouch Marlin v2.1.x Problem Captured it here (short video): When Bed Leveling, the print head doesn't return left on the X-...
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Material "clumping" when printing

I recently started swapping out my nozzle for different sizes. After a few times using a 0.4 mm, then 0.8 mm, then back to 0.4 mm, I now have this "clumping" going on when printing. The ...
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Dual Z Options: Pros and Cons

I have an Ender 3 V2 Neo. I have installed the Creality dual Z-axis upgrade kit (with a second Z stepper motor) and third-party anti-backlash nuts. Only afterwards did I discover that users were ...
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New Ender 3 E-steps off by 367?

I usually see Ender 3's set at 93 for the E-steps which is still too low, and require adjusting to around 99 steps/mm, but a brand new Ender 3 (base model), running 1.1.6.2 firmware, was extruding at ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 Error, Extruder text jumps randomly

Ender 3 Pro, everything is stock except that I swapped the magnetic sheet for a glass bed. As the tin says, I'll get this error around a half hour into a print: ...
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Do I have to warm up the hotend for replacing pneumatic couplers on brand new Ender 3?

I have a brand new Ender 3 v2 that I have not assembled yet. I've seen a lot of people saying the stock couplers break very soon so I already bought new couplers. Now every video online says I have to ...
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Inconsistent Z-height on Ender 3 V2 print bed

I have an Ender 3V2 running a custom version of Jyers Marlin, and using a CR Touch as a Z-stop, and with a heated glass print bed. This is my first printer, and it mostly prints fine except when ...
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The nozzle keeps clogging, midway through the print while printing with PETG filament

I've recently purchased Creality Ender 3 V2. When I print PLA, I face no issue at all but while printing PETG, the nozzle keeps clogging after the second or third layer. I even tried printing PETG by ...
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Ender 3 S1 fails printing mid ways

I got my first 3D printer, a Creality Ender 3 S1. I followed the Quick Installation Guide for the initial configuration. I also had to adjust the corners of the bed manually (the very first print ...
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Ender 3 pro Bed won't heat over 85 °C and gives E1 error

We have a brand new 3 month old Ender 3 Pro and we want to print ABS, but, unfortunately the printer trips and gives error E1. We limited the error to the bed: ...
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How to add more probing points on the CR Touch

I have an Ender 3v2 and I recently installed the CR Touch auto bed leveler. I was wondering how to add more probing points.
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Outer horizonal lines when inner model changes from infill to solid

I have a Creality Ender 3 Pro with only the touch sensor and filament guide as upgrades. I'm using the Creality Cura-based slicer. It prints absolutely beautifully for the price, but I'm having a ...
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Creality Sprite Extruder custom install on Ender 3 Pro with TMC2208 and Klipper

I'm trying to set up a Creality Sprite Extruder on my Ender 3 Pro without using the kit (installing the extruder alone). I can see here that the extruder operates at 1.4VDC and 0.8A. I'm using TMC2208 ...
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Figuring out differences between Creality Printers

I am thinking of getting a 3D printer for general tinkering and as I've very interested in the MicroscoPy project. The printer mentioned in the project is "Creality Ender 3 Pro printer with a ...
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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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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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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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Ender 3 v2 - Filament clog before nozzle

The filament "swells" up to the inner diameter of the feeding pipe, from the nozzle to about the end of the heat-sink. This happens after a few hours of printing. It happened using a new ...
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Hotend can't achieve temperatures over ~70 °C?

I am looking for troubleshooting help on my printer. Recently the hot end just can muster the courage to go past about 70 °C. The hardware - Ender 3V2 with a E3D V6 hot end. 24 volts I changed the ...
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Make a 3D print airtight 10 bar (140 psi)

I want to make some prints of pressure resistants. I am currently trying to print a simple cylinder to find the best parameters to make my prints airtight (by airtight I mean, it needs to resist to 10 ...
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The "auto home" function doesn't work with the CR Touch

I installed a CR Touch on my Ender 3 Pro and then I installed the file Firmware-bltouchbin for the motherboard I have (a BTT SKR mini e3 V2). If you home the ...
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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 scratching on second layer

I've been searching for hours for the reason why my Ender 3 Pro, after a perfect first layer, is scratching on the second layer and so on the next few, after that it normalizes and then prints ...
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Why is my Ender 3 v2 knocking & misaligning for high Y?

On my Ender 3 v2 printer I recently and consistently get some knocking. This happens in only two scenarios. First, it now occurs all the time when printing the initial test strip gets near the top (...
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Thick stringing next to a perfectly printed model

Both items were printed at the same time. The item on the right was perfect while the one on the left has crazy thick strings. Sorry I didn't keep the build plate's orientation, you can see how they ...
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Can I cancel a G26 that’s already underway?

I’m spending hours trying to get a bed mesh that gives me a reliable first layer. I’ve got CHEP’s concentric square pattern printing reliably, but real objects still fail, and the G26 test pattern in ...
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Creality CR Touch not precise enough

I have the problem that the bed auto level functionality is working but not precise enough so that the first layer doesn't stick everywhere and the "paper sheet check" for each corner gives ...
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Why Does My 3D Printer Stop Extruding PLA?

I have an Ender 3 V2 which is around 6 months old. Recently, extruding slowed to an almost complete halt seconds into a print for no apparent reason. The extruder works perfectly when extruding ...
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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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Heating Failed: E1 after upgrade to 4.2.7 motherboard - Ender 3 Pro

I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro from the stock 8-bit motherboard to a new 32-bit 4.2.7 motherboard. No problems were encountered with the swap, flashing of the new firmware, or calibration. When I went to ...
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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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The part breaks down at a particular height that shows a color change

I am using an Ender 3 Pro printer. When printing in height, the model (PETG material, nozzle temp 235 °C, bed temp 80 °C) changes color and in the place where the color is changed, the part becomes ...
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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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Assembled my first 3D-printer: Lead screw problem?

A couple of days ago I got my first 3D printer: Creality 3D Ender 3 Pro. I finished assembling it last night. I booted it up, but ran into problems (which I guess is not a common thing for a beginner ...
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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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Ender 3 not allowing z=0 regardless of z offset value

Using TH3D firmware with some small changes to allow manual mesh levelling and to increase the serial baud rate, neither of which are active when the error presented. When auto home is used either ...
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Crealtity Ender 3 extruder

I had a very similar experience as another member. I have Ender 3 with BLTouch which had been working amazing until a while ago. It was running a print overnight and when I got up in the morning the ...
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Severe blobbing prevents printing. What settings can I change to fix this?

Bought a new printer. When this problem has happened anywhere from the third to the twentieth layer up. An excess of filament suddenly exits the nozzle, often pulling the print from the bed when the ...
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Ender 3 v2 temperature drop

I recently started printing with an Ender 3 V2. I got a few good prints out of it, and then I have had nothing but issues. Basically, I can start a print, and after about 10-15 minutes, the ...
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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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New Ender 3 Pro Thermal Runaway

I just assembled my Ender 3 last night, this is my first printer and I’m new to this all. After about 10-15 minutes into printing it consistently gives me a thermal runaway error. Any help would be ...

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