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Layer bending with first layer not sticking

I'm pretty new to 3D printing, so I'm looking for some tips with following problem I have. I'm trying to print following model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4671256 on my Ender 3 v2. But as soon ...
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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 not interpreting G-code correctly?

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I have been able to get it to work quite well, I installed a 0.8 mm nozzle to try the Vase mode in Cura. I re-leveled the bed and when I tried to print, I got some very ...
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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 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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BLTouch not leveling

I installed a BLTouch V3.1 on my Ender 3 which is using Marlin (bugfix 2.0.x) off a Skr mini e3 v2.0. I updated the firmware using a teaching tech video. I'm having trouble when using bed leveling. It ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can't get bed to level properly

I am new to 3D printing and just purchased an Ender 3 V2 about two weeks ago. Since I've got it, I've been having trouble leveling the bed. I've tried watching videos, but they don't say how much ...
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Ender 3 v2 Cura Profiles - Anyone willing to help/share?

I searched online, and found two YouTubers who shared their Ender 3 v2 printer profiles, and I've been having more or less better success with theirs than mine, possibly because I was basing mine off ...
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I can't figure out how to name this problem or solve it

(Ender 3 Pro with Bigtreetech Board and Touchscreen, BlTouch) Hello everybody, I want to print something for my family but the hotend gets clogged every time in the same part of the print. I tried: ...
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Ender 3, why only 3 limit switches?

Why does the Ender 3 only have 3 limit switches instead of 6? How does it handle crashes on other sides? Is it worth adding them with a new mainboard?
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Printing files over USB drive (Ender 3 Pro)

Is this possible? I know that the controller board of the printer is normally controlled (when using USB) by an active computer sending data, but I was wondering if it could be reversed so that the ...
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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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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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What material should I upgrade the teflon tube to?

I'd like to print PET on an Ender 3 v2, but I see that some people recommend upgrading the hotend because it will melt the teflon filament feeder tube. I'm not sure if the hotend will even get hot ...
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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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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 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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BLTouch Fails & Scraping at the Left Side of the Table

Using the following: Printer : Ender 3 PRO - 2019 1.1.4 non-silent board Firmware : Official Creality Ender 3 PRO - BLTouch version Bed : Original Creality Glass Bed Nozzle : Original Stock - there ...
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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 ignores signal from optocoupler

Optocoupler used in conjuction with an inductive sensor on a stock Ender 3, wired like this: Except I also wired a switch to the Z endstop signal and ground. I don't know the switch pin layout so I ...
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How to wire an LJ18A3-8-Z/BX sensor with an optocoupler to a stock Ender 3?

I have this optocoupler. and this sensor. I want to wire them together and use them for auto bed leveling. Note, stock Ender 3 board (Creality v1) has 2 pins for its endstop, not 3, so this: won't ...
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preventing my printer nozzle from getting too dull, from nothing but PLA filament

I had a new Extruder tip on my Ender 3 3D printer. the tip looked like the left tip in the below image. After I have been using it for about 5 months, the tip got dull/flat, like the tip on the right ...
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Ender 3 PRO how to eject filament before start of print [duplicate]

Before I bought an Ender 3 PRO, I was using a Wanhao i3 plus, Wanhao was ejecting filament before the start of the print, I mean it is going to the left corner edge and was pushing like 5-10 mm ...
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Ender 3 unknown (maybe bed leveling) issue

I halfway feel like I walked into a landmine, neighbor's kid saved up and bought an Ender 3 base model printer. Just before it was given to me he installed a BL touch I bought him in exchange for him ...
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Long Print with Lotmaxx SC-10

I am trying to print something that might take 15 hours. I don't want to risk my printer so if I print for 15 hours, what is the worst that can happen? So far, I haven't printed anything for more than ...
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How does slipping Bowden tube affect retraction or does it at all?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with upgraded Bowden capricorn tube. The tube will move approximately 1-2 mm during normal operation, though it will not come out of the coupler at all. I have read that the ...
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Ender 3 V2 upgrades and addons

Hey all I am very new to 3D printing. I am looking to purchase the Ender 3 V2 but before I do I would appreciate some advice on what I should purchase as the upgrades/addons for it. I'm not sure as to ...
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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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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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Ender 3 PRO BLTouch V2 perfect on center with small prints but fails on corners or big prints

For my Ender 3 Pro I bought this touch sensor set Chinese clone BLTouch set and changed the printer's firmware to the latest TH3D firmware (first I tried with Creality's original BLTouch firmware but ...
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Ender 3 pro extruder skipping steps, tried multiple things

I've already asked this question somewhere else but unfortunately I had little luck. So... my Ender 3 Pro extruder just started skipping steps, as in the gears (and the gear pinion) will rotate but ...
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X axis doesn't lift after levelling

So, I recently installed an inductive sensor to my 3D printer for auto bed levelling and now I'm stuck on Z probe offset as it doesn't seem to do much apart from changing number is given on display ...
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Can I adjust print speed on the fly?

I am running an Ender 3 pro with an Octoprint connected. I accidentally set the print speed too slow in Cura and the print will take very long. Is there a Marlin command I can issue to the printer to ...
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Extreme under extrusion Ender 3 Pro

I'm having some severe under extrusion and I cannot figure out what's going on I replaced the extruder with the all metal one I've also replaced all the Bowen fittings and the tube with Capricorn ...
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Issue with rim of first 5-8 layers of my Prints [duplicate]

I have this issue with my 3D prints on my Ender 3 printer bed. The first 5-8 layers are wider than the rest (exaggerated illustration shown in the 3D rendering below), I think this is because the 3D ...
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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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Ender 3 Extruder Speed / Upgrade

I am attempting to make my Ender 3 Pro print significantly faster than it is intended it I fear. I hear a clicking noise coming from the extruder above 130 mm/s in Cura when it is going in long ...
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First 3 mm prints poorly, then fine after that

I have an Ender 3 that I have been pretty happy with so far, however it recently started an odd behavior and I can't figure out what's causing it. What happens is that the first ~3 mm of the ...
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Identifying this ATmega1284P board

I recently bought what I am told is an Ender 3 clone. It is a CTC model and has v1-5 written in the bottom corner and comes with a Marlin v1 firmware. But I have no idea what board it is. When I send ...
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How important is it to move the printer's controller board outside of an enclosure?

I am building an enclosure for an Ender 3 Pro printer, and am planning on the power supply and LCD unit being outside the enclosure. How important is it to move the printer controller (where the SD ...
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Additional mods for printing metal filled filament with Ender 3 V2?

I am thinking about getting into the 3D printing craze and currently looking at purchasing a Creality Ender 3 V2 as an entry-level unit. I would like to print using the normal PLA, PETG, ABS, etc. but ...
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Recalibrating Home-position

I got myself the Ender 3. The Home position is about 1 mm left and 2 mm in front of the front left corner. Now, the hotend center axis is 11 mm from the carrier plate with the "Mk 10" cooler ...
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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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