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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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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 - 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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BLTouch with TH3D Ender 3 pro

I installed TH3D to my stock mainboard via this guide, but BLTouch does not work properly. It does not check all 9 points before point it just go middle then check z then start printing. BLTouch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ender 3 home location

I have an Ender 3 and I have a problem with auto home. I use auto home and then level the bed with the wheels beneath the bed. I then start a print and the first layer is well above the bed. Perhaps ...
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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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How to wire 5 V proximity sensor Ender 3 V2?

I’ve got this proximity sensor which is a 5 V, it doesn’t say it can be used over 5 V. Can I use a buck converter or is it possible to wire it up direct to a 5 V source on the Ender 3 V2? What I don’t ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Retraction fine but recovery occasionally just doesn't happen

I'm having issues with retraction. My printer prints very well normally, but has an intermittent problem with retraction: the retraction itself always happens, but sometimes the subsequent recovery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Why is the center of my glass print bed lower than the corners?

I have a new Creality Ender 3. I suspect that I have not adjusted the eccentric nuts correctly, on the X-axis head carriage mounts. Even after a glass bed upgrade, using the Level Corners routine ...
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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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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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Ender 3 Extruder First Layer Perfect But Then Starts Clicking Afterwards

All of a sudden I seem to be having a lot of issues with under extruding on my Ender 3. The bottom layer (of height 0.1 mm) prints perfectly fine. This is done at 15 mm/s speed. However, The ...
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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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Ender 3 Pro Extruder Stepper Skipping with a Chunk sound

I have a relatively new Ender 3 Pro, stock except for adding a tempered glass bed. I've fed about 3 kg of PLA filament so far, all Solutech brand. Near the end of the last reel, I started hearing ...

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