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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Ender 3 Pro build not getting power after initial setup

I have an Ender 3 Pro that has yet to be used, since after initial out of the box assembly it doesn't seem to get power. I plug it in, flip the switch, and nothing. No fan in the PSU, no screen ...
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Is there a possibility to add variable extrusion width to models with different wall features? (Simplify3d)

I've got a problem with the new "thin features" -solution in S3D. The Model I want to print has some tapered thin walls, but also some thicker parts. I want to use this option for filling ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 volumetric extrusion rates can the Ender 3's stock hotend achieve?

With a fully stock Ender 3, the limiting factor is almost surely the extruder, not the hotend, so I'm asking from a standpoint of having an upgraded extruder (mine is direct drive) but stock hotend. I'...
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Ender 3 Pro firmware upgrade fails

Problem with Creality v1.1.4 (Ender 3 Pro) and BLTouch (Creality V1 mainboard - upgraded version). Error when attempting the firmware upgrade. After downloading and executing ...
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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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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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Ender 3 v2 hot end fans (nozzle and part cooling fan) not working

Last night I finished printing all the parts for my HeroMe Gen 5 hot end. I decided to just chop off the existing fans and then solder on a JST XH connector to make it easy to change the fans over in ...
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Bottom rough edge

I am trying to get rid of the bottom rough edge of my printed jobs. It is on everything I print. I have adjusted my Initial layer settings but no change. I have the Ender 3 and using the provided ...
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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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Ender 3 : problem on Z axis for the first layers ONLY

Got a tricky problem here : I print plate (76x70x3 mm) however there heights (Z-axis) are not correct every time... My extruder has been re-calibrated. My bed has been re-calibrated. So Firstly I re-...
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What's wrong with my prints?

I just got my printer for Christmas. It's an Ender 3 Pro. I ran two test prints and they came out great. However, after changing the filament from the one that came with the printer, my prints ...
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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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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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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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Ender 3 Pro - Randomly skip lines

I am a newbie to the 3D printing world. Every night spending hours researching and troubleshooting. Recently though I am having a weird problem for which I can not figure out a solution. While ...
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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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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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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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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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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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BLTouch gives a mesh that makes no sense

I've been trying for a long time to configure the BLTouch correctly on an Ender 3 and I only get results that have no sense. I already have another Ender 3 with a BLTouch configured that works fine. ...
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Ender 3 Pro & BLTouch clone issue

I just installed a BLTouch clone on my Ender 3 Pro with a standard 1.1.4 board. The sensor seems to work but is giving me problems. I used the Teaching Tech tutorial on YouTube to install it, but ...
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How to install E3D Volcano to CR-10 mini?

I have E3D Volcano and want to upgrade my CR-10 mini. Found instructions how to change E3D Hotend for CR-10, but can't find any with CR-10 mini. Could I use same instruction that was made for CR-10? ...
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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 V3 levels accurately on some parts of the bed sometimes or is widely off on others and sometimes scrapes

I'm trying out the new Ender 3 Pro, replaced the Z switch and put the BLTouch V3 in its place and when I try test prints with it after bed leveling, it sometimes print part of my bed on level, and ...
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How do I set a Z offset G-code for my Ender 3 V2 using Octoprint?

I have an Ender 3 v2, but it needs a -1.80 mm offset (because the nozzle height is different from homing and printing). I was recommended OctoPrint but can't seem to figure out how to set a Z offset I'...
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How to make a replacement belt for Ender 3 v2?

I need to replace one of the belts on my Ender 3 v2. I have ordered the timing belt and crimp ends to make a new belt but I am wondering what is the best way to make a new belt. I was thinking of ...
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Ender 3 v2 Pro Print Questions

I recently purchased my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 V2 Pro. I completed assembly and bed leveling, and tried execute "auto-home". The printer zero-based to the front-left of the table, but ...
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Ender 3 Pro thermal runaway

From day one, I had issues with the bed unleveling all the time even if I hadn’t touched it. After watching more videos I bought springs and I was having fantastic prints every time. There was no need ...
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Tiny holes happening randomly when printing thin walls (Creality Ender 3 Pro - Simplify3d)

I'm trying to 3D print a cookie/clay cutter with the cutting edge at 0.4 mm but I keep getting small gaps in the print that seem to appear randomly. I've toyed with settings such as increasing the ...
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Ender 3 Pro + SKR mini E3 1.2 + BLtouch and the bin file from the https://marlin.crc.id.au/

I have a Ender 3 Pro V1. I installed the Bigtreetech SKR mini E3 V1.2 + TFT35 touchscreen + Antclabs BLTouch + a pre compiled bin from https://marlin.crc.id.au/ . the board works the screen works ...