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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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Ender 3 Pro extruder drive rocking back and forth

I've been running this Ender 3 Pro for quite some time with no problem up until recently. The issue was the printer refused to extrude filament (the extruder stepper seems to be rocking back and forth)...
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Ender 3 V2 USB connection powers screen, but isn't detected by PC or Pi

I am trying to add an Octopi to my Ender 3 V2 but the Pi cannot detect the printer at all. So I try to connect to Windows and same result. The display turns on and is functional, but when checking ...
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Hotend moves up on HOME command

My Ender 3D with BlTouch And Marlin 2.0.1 firmware was working flawless for 3 months. Yesterday, without any hardware or software change, it started acting weird: on Auto-Home command it first makes ...
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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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Why would my extruder remove the filament all the way out after prints? [Ender 3 v2]

Background I bought an Ender 3 v2 printer, everything has been working fine, been experimenting with harder and higher temperature filaments like different variations of PLA and PETG. Original ...
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Cube edges squished?

I printed a test cube with ABS on my Ender 3 and after some tuning, I still have a problem I cannot solve. Two of the vertical edges (I believe they are the ones on the X+ side) are slightly squished ...
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Ender 3 print bed damage

Just got an Ender 3 a week ago. This is my first 3D printer. On the 5th print the object ended up tearing away the surface of the print bed such that it's no longer usable. Trying to work out if this ...
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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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Electric shock from ender 3 printer PSU

I had recently purchased an ender 3 and after setting it up and plugging it in, I received an electrical shock from the power supply. I live in the UK and so I was provided an EU to UK adapter which I ...
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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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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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Brand new Ender 3 does not extrude any filament during printing

I bought an Ender 3 two days ago and assembled it today. I think I did it properly, tested the movement of all axes which works for all axes. Then I performed the calibration as described in 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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How to know if I should replace my power connector?

I have seen several postings in forums about the power connector on some ender 3's being bad and causing issues or just burning out, potentially causing a fire. How can I tell if I have the bad power ...
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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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Why is Print Adhesion almost good, but still not right?

It feels like my print is almost there, I spent a long time fine tuning the calibration with a fantastic set of G-code files from Chuck Hellebuyck. I am using an Ender 3, on which I have modified the ...
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Ender 3 with direct drive has severe stringing printing TPU

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a direct drive kit, primarily so I can print soft materials like TPU. I bought a spool of Overture TPU to try it out. I'm getting really bad stringing on every ...
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How can I tell if BLTouch is triggering?

MY new BLTouch doesn't seem to be actually sensing anything, and I'm not sure how to test it. Quick background: I have a bit under a decade of experience with printing generally, but essentially none ...
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Rough vertical ridges

I sometimes have a problem with rough surfaces. This problem can show up any time on vertical surfaces. In the linked picture of the problem, the area further from the camera has ridges that are sharp ...
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Layer Separation Where A Previous Layer Ends

I have a problem with my prints having a small separation gap between layers when I have a corner and the Z layer ends or starts for a partial distance. The gap reminds me of a gap between a print and ...
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How to improve printing over 100 mm/s with 0.8 mm nozzle?

It has been a long journey failing and printing over and over to be able to print at faster speeds. All I did mostly was trial and error. I am currently trying to wrap my head around a problem that ...
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How to address bed scratching on a Creality Ender 3

So bed scratching seems to be a real thing, and not a single post I've come across (I've looked at more than 30 by now) actually answers the question on exactly how to stop this. Now, I have an Ender ...
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Bed wobbling on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 3d printer. It has a bed that wobbles because it came with only 1 bed support beam. Every model I print, I must print vertically, because the closer it gets to the edges of the ...
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What voltage does the Creality Ender-3 run at?

I am pondering about buying a Creality Ender-3, and I am honestly confused about some reviews. Some claim it is running 24 V, one did claim it was 12 V, most don't mention it. Since I know about some ...
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Does a teflon insert in an E3D V6 clone limit it's useable temperature so it can't print nylon?

I'm new to this game, and recently upgraded the hotend on my Ender 3 Pro to a clone of an E3D V6, as I'm keen to do nylon prints at some point. I noticed however that this one I got has a teflon liner ...
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Is E-axis steps/mm resolution limiting factor in print quality?

I've been noticing in some of my linear advance test towers that the (very minor/fine) ripple pattern in walls varies with the K factor, which made me think that it isn't coming from any vibration in ...
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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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Is there a way to save a multi part print if one fails?

I'm printing 6 separate parts in one go, after 4 hours of printing one part failed, but the other 5 are printing nicely. Is there a way to prevent the print from printing the failed part and continue ...
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BLTouch doing poor job of levelling

I'd appreciate any advice on this problem. I have and Ender 3 Pro with a glass bed. I have been using Marlin 2 with mesh bed levelling and it has been working really well. I have now installed a ...
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Updating an Ender 3 V2

I recently got an Ender 3 V2 and when I go to Info -> Version it says V1.0.0. However online, there is V1.0.1 available. How can I update the Ender 3 V2. It is different as it isn't a ATMEL chip ...
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Ender 3 Won’t Start - flashing screen and blue LED on main board

Just received my second Ender 3 (see my other questions for the problems that first one developed). Figured it best to have a spare while I upgrade my first one with an ABL. I assembled it as normal,...
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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 Distorted Calibration Cube

Issue: My Ender 3 is creating distorted prints with layer separation and deformations. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Setup: Ender 3 TH3D EZABL Auto Bed Leveling 1.75 mm ABS filament (...
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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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What causes my Bowden tube to melt on the side?

I run a 3D printer farm and I have to replace my Bowden tubes on the printers after about a month or two of use(roughly 1000 hours of use). The Bowden tubes continually melt on the side of the tube ...
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Ender 3 Y Layer Shifting

My school started a robotics club this year and one of the teachers gave us an Ender 3 printer to use, they assembled it the year before but never actually used it so it was sitting in their garage, I ...
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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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Uneven layers- Ender 3

I got my ender 3 about a month ago, it was working fine. Tried a new brand, overture, this is when I started experiencing problems. First, I was clogging nozzles left and right, then I went back to ...
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Expansion in bottom skin after first layer

I'm having an issue where prints with narrow tolerance come out fused. This makes it pretty much impossible to print anything with narrow parts. It seems to be mostly (maybe only) an issue in the ...
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Visible lines along Y-axis on Ender 3 Pro

I have a model that's placed on the bed exactly like on this picture: I have constant quality degradation as the bed moves down to print in the upper left corner (1). Everything is fine on the X (2)-(...
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Stepper motors making noise after steps/when idle

Why is it that if I execute a gcode command that causes the stepper motor to turn in reverse (any negative move on the X axis), after the step it will emit a high pitched whine until it gets another ...
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Print gets worse with every layer - Ender 3

First of all, I'm still new to this 3D printing and I've bought myself a second hand Ender 3 with some mods done to it. I've successfully printed with PLA in different colors but after a good first ...
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Will I brick my Ender 3 if I try flashing without a bootloader?

I have a recently purchased Ender 3 Pro, and it may well already have a bootloader on it. I don't have the various adapters to flash one yet. Is it destructive to try flashing over USB without the ...
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Ender 3 display stopped working, how to test if need to replace

My Ender 3 LCD display was working ok, I went to turn it on recently but is not showing any signal of life anymore... I have tried unplugging and plugging again, is there a way to test if the screen ...
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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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G29 Auto Grid Leveling Doesn't Do Anything

I have an Ender 3 Pro, recently added a BLTouch v3, flashed a bootloader, and I'm now attempting to configure TH3D U1.R2.15 firmware. I have only modified configuration.h, haven't touched any other ...
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PLA Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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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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Cannot configure default E step for extruder on TH3D

I installed the TH3D firmware to my Ender 3 Pro yesterday and today I am trying to configure the extruder rate because I am not using the stock extruder on my printer but have swapped in a BMG ...

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