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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Ender 3 Pro - “Pause at Height” automatically resumes after a few seconds

I recently bought an Ender 3 Pro, and while I'm super happy with it, there's one issue I'm having with it. When I set "Pause at height" to a specific layer in Cura, the print will pause at ...
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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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Limit X axis due to direct drive

Recently I printed this direct drive mod and installed into my Ender 3. After installation, the stepper motor constantly bangs into the right Z frame of the printer. I have already set the bed X axis ...
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Maximum number of lines of G-code per second (Ender 3/Octoprint)

I'm writing a slicer to generate print paths based on two input fields: one describing the shape I need to be printed and the other describing the direction which I would like the nozzle to follow. ...
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Ender 3 Printer not printing @ center for reasons unknown

I know this issue has been asked countless times before, but I haven't been able to fix my specific Ender 3 printer. I have been looking virtually everywhere via Reddit and here for answers, but I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Z-min always open when using BLtouch and Marlin 2.0

I recently added a Creality BLTouch v3.1 to my Ender 3 which has a MKS Base v 1.6 motherboard and is running Marlin 2.0, but the Z-min never triggers. I have made sure that the BLTouch unit lights up, ...
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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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3DTouch Probing Off the Bed X-axis

I have an Ender 3 V2 and a 3DTouch Makerbase sensor. I have a problem with the bed leveling test. The first test points are good, after that the nozzle try to test on the X axis outside the bed as can ...
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Ender 3 nozzle moves through previous layer on lithophane

I'm trying to print lithophanes and having an issue with the nozzle moving through the previous layer and basically "drawing" through the print. I've printed 3 lithophanes before with zero ...
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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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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 Inconsistent Bad Prints

Recently, my Ender 3 printer is giving these bad quality prints as shown in the image below. Something in common in all these bad prints is that they only fail in a particular section. The print looks ...
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Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch bed leveling stops after 1 test (Marlin 2.0.7.2)

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the BLTouch installed. Firmware is Marlin 2.0.7.2. I followed this instruction. When I start the bed leveling it will go to the center, check it twice and then return to the ...
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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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Over extrusion on Ender 3 with SKR mini E3 v1.2 and BMG clone (Bowden)

I own two Ender3 printers, a stock one and one upgraded with SKR mini E3 v1.2 and BMG clone. I calibrated the E-steps using the filament measurement method ~415 looks correct. The machine severely ...
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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 ...