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Fixing Z-Hop Stringing

I'm printing a model on my Ender 3 in Mika3D Silk PLA, which (just for reference, this is not atypical) has a stated temperature of 200 °C to 235 °C. I have used this filament before ...
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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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Ender 3 won't power up

I've had an Ender 3 for about a year and a half now and have been using it without issues. Last week it turned off a few minutes into a print and wouldn't turn back on on power from the PSU. ...
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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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Scaling mechanism in Creality Slicer 1.2.3 for super small/large STL

I am having a tough time to understand scaling out and in STD files loaded into the Creality Slicer 1.2.3. For instance an STL like this: ...
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Ender 3 with BLTouch prints slanted lines

I'm having a problem getting a clean first layer on an Ender 3 with BLTouch auto bed leveling. Thickness seems to fluctuate all over the bed, but in a consistent (repeatable) way. Here's my attempt to ...
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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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Does matching whole Z-motor steps for layer height actually matter on Ender 3?

This question asks about computing the fundamental layer height unit for full Z-motor steps, on the basis of a theory that layer thickness can be inconsistent if the height is at different micro-...
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Printer is using BLTouch to home but it is not using it to auto level

I have recently set up my Ender 3 with an SKR MINI E3 V1.2 and a BLTouch which I have been using for a while. After many troubles with compiling the firmware, I managed to compile and upload the ...
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Ender 3 Layer Shifting

I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print ...
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Removed Nozzle, Plastic Still Backed Up after Cold Pull on Ender 3

I am still very much a novice and learning so here is the situation: Filament was not extruding from nozzle. Checked the filament feeder (worked fine, filament was being squeezed through) and tried ...
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How can I make bed leveling improvements in the middle of my Ender 3 V2 bed?

Got my Ender 3 v2 and stack with the bed leveling. Used default settings, Creality slicer 4.2, test PLA from the kit and print model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3013319 (4 squares in each corner ...
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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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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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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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Per-Model Bed Adhesion in Simplify3D

I'm looking for a way to have different bed adhesion for different models in the same print. My question is similar to this question, but I'm using Simplify3D. I have an STL file that contains many ...
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Ender3 printing flattened on X axis

I'm fairly new to the amazing world of 3D printing, with an Ender3X. Default model (the dog) worked very fine, but I'm experiencing some issues with some of the printer improvement parts I decided to ...
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Ender 3 failing on brim for wide curves

When trying to print wide curves (~4inch radius), later layers of the brim seem to print too close (or over extrude, or otherwise collide) with previous layers, causing the previous layers to detach ...
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X / Y axis + Extruder not working on respective ports

On an Ender 3, the X, Y and extruder are not moving when using the prepare menu to move them. If I change the motherboard port for Y to the Z port, the Y moves fine, same goes for the other axis that ...
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Ender 3 stock bowden tube inner diameter? Worth upgrading?

I recall hearing claims that the Ender 3 (maybe only newer units?) has a narrower bowden tube than some printers that helps with flexible materials, but I can't find any authoritative figures. Does it ...
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Inconsistent quality on different sides of the print - Ender 3

Fairly new Creality Ender 3. Seems like everything is leveled and snug, belts tightened. However, some of the sides are coming out stringy. See the image of this simple dome - you can see some of ...
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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 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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Molten layers when differing layer lengths

Something that has been happening consistently with this printer is when there's a discontinuity in the layer lengths, a band forms on the layers above and below. Almost like with the additional time ...
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Ender 3 Pro goes to one location on the bed and extrudes

I'm having trouble with my customized Ender 3 Pro. It's running an SKR v1.3 board with Marlin and OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi 4. My problem is that sometimes when the printer goes to print, instead of ...
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BLTouch on Ender 3 pro going higher at each levelling point

A print I was doing failed half way through and was stopped. On the next print I set levelling to occur for the BLTouch but instead of doing this it went higher on each of the x,y coordinates. ...
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BLTouch ender 3 pro doing a very hard end stop

I am very new to 3D printing and after finding the bed on my Ender 3 Pro to be very uneven I decided to install a bl-touch module and new firmware from TH3D. I use Cura and it works fine but it only ...
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Problem with temperature readings after Marlin upgrade

I have an Ender-3 that I've been using daily for almost 2 years. Yesterday, I updated the firmware to Marlin 1.1.9.1, using the configuration files provided for the Ender-3. I printed out a few ...
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Bilinear Mesh ABL Over Compensation

I recently added an SKR mini e3 1.2 flashed with Marlin and a BLTouch to my Ender 3. I've run through the setup and have G29 creating the mesh before my prints correctly. If I generate a mesh like: <...
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Creality Ender 3 EZABL bed levelling not working

I've been pulling my hair out for the last couple of weeks with trying to get a decent print out of my Ender 3. I recently bought this auto bed levelling kit and these solid bed mounts for my Ender 3....
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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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New main board and thermocouple board

I’m upgrading my Ender 3’s main board to an MKS Gen L V2.0 and I want to wire a Max31856 Thermocouple board to it. The Max31856 can use both software SPI or hardware SPI. Looking at the board’s SPI ...
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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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Printer froze mid print, stepper motor driver and MCU extremely hot afterwards. MCU seems dead now (?)

A strange problem occured while 3D printing. I've been printing for a long time now, and I consider myself fairly expeienced. normally, with every problem I've encountered with my printers (Anet, ...
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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...
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Why on the Ender 3 does the hot end move too far on the Y axis after resuming print due to filament change?

When printing a model I pause the print at around 80 % complete to insert a new spool of filament since I'm at the end of my last spool of Polymaker PETG. I used Slic3r Prusa edition to slice the ...
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Extreme stringing (hairy) print

I'm trying to do a print, but there's a huge amount of extremely thick filaments. I don't even know how to describe the issue, so please see image Using 0.12 mm slice, Cura 4.5, Ender 3 Pro
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Ender 3 doesn't extrude whilst printing, fine while manually setting extruder

I'm already trusted with 3D Printing and know how to flash and edit my firmware. Lastly, I flashed my Ender 3 to Marlin 2.0.x, and first got a "Err: EEPROM Version" which is now fixed. Configuration :...
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Ender 3 overshot the set temperature and hitting MAX TEMP error

So for the past few months I have been printing in my Ender 3 and everything ran smoothly. But suddenly a few days ago I tried to print and the hot end temperature just keeps on rising past the set ...
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Ender 3Pro Calibration problem

I have a new Ender 3 Pro. I set it up and everything seems to work. I configured as such that the nozzle is only a sheet of paper apart from the bed. When I go to print, the extruder raises 2-3 ...
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How to get stuck filament out of this direct drive extruder?

I recently installed a "Direct Extruder System" on my Ender 3 using a 3D printed mount. For the first few minutes it worked fine, but after I looked at it once again, I saw that there's nothing ...
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Ender 3 with slic3r causes the head to go off the bed

I just downloaded slic3r and setup my settings on it, but when I sliced and started the print, the head went off the bed and then tried to print. It doesn't matter what I set the origin to, it still ...