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Vertical lines with no layer adhesion

I have an Ender 3 Pro which I use together with Cura 4.2.1 (and Octoprint). I print in PLA at 180°C. The print bed is set to 70°C. The Bed temperature is lower though, since I use a glas bed on top of ...
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Calibrated Esteps Causes Extruder Skipping

I have replaced the stock extruder on my Ender 3 with one of these: The grip gear has a smaller diameter, so I calibrated the esteps as per the top google search: Extruder Calibration – 6 Easy Steps ...
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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 Layer Issues

I was having some issues with printing, most noticeably in this picture: The layers are very noticeable and sometimes have gaps, and the overhangs don't print very well (although the former is more ...
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How to calculate the proper layer height multiples?

We all know, that the best layer hight is, when you have multiples of full steps. If it is not, sometimes steps get skipped and end up bad layer-to-layer adhesion when one height step missed a tiny ...
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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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What is the point of diminishing returns on the STL refinement level in Fusion 360 on an Ender 3?

When exporting an STL from Fusion 360, one must select an STL refinement level to use for calculating the maximum triangle count. For FDM printing (0.05mm and above layer heights), where is the ...
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How to change “home” settings on Ender 3

I have just got an Ender 3, I got a friend to build it for me, as my hands are not great. Which means I don't know what bit does what. My problem is when I click on home setting, my nozzle is in ...
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How to fix Y layer shift on Creality Ender 3?

While printing a simple model, my printer starts to layer-shift the build in a direction suddenly. I used the default setting for ultimaker Cura 3.4.1. It has done this same thing for multiple ...
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How to effectively eliminate stringing in 3D print

I'm having this stringing problem that happens when the machine moves and when it's not supposed to print that I still haven't effectively solved. I will try exemplify with the following image. We ...
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How to solve spillage problem?

I've done calibration test with "Concentric circle test" (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11895) and at specific points there are little bumped points on the print. Also Thingiverse page of the test ...
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How to avoid nozzle from hitting the model?

When printing objects higher than approximately 8-10 cm, sometimes nozzle hits the printed model and knocks over it. After 7-8 hours of printing that's really annoying. I'm using Creality Ender 3 ...
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Is there a way to configure printer extruder to go all way up when printing finishes in Ender 3?

With Ender 3 is there a way to configure printer extruder to go all way up when the printing finishes? Or even with the Ultimaker Cura software? I want this, because i'm going to put a switch on the ...
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Baud rate for Ender 3 on Repetier Host (Debian)

Trying to set up Repetier host for Ender 3 on Debian. The /dev/ttyUSBx is found via dmesg, this value goes in config -> printer ...
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Ender 3 BLTouch first layer problems

I recently installed an original BLTouch V3 on my Ender 3 pro and ever since I can’t seem to get a decent print. My first layers are horrible. The install wasn’t so bad, I really thought it would be ...
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Inductive Sensor in 24 V machine?

I am getting a 24 V based Ender 3. From the factory, it has an aluminium bed. So I also put this LJ12 A3-4-Z/BX Inductive NPN NO 4 mm with 6-36 V operation current into the box together with ...
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Problems with Z-axis: Z-axis raised not enough at the beginning

My printer had some Z-axis issue. Here are the details: When I was printing a model, the bottom of the model got bumpy edges(as shown in pic), and the height of the model was a little bit shorter(...
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Y-axis layer shifts with recent Marlin on Ender 3

Since upgrading from the manufacturer's firmare to recent Marlin (first 1.1.9, then 2.0.x git HEAD), I've been having significant model-dependent (didn't happen for first few things I tried to print; ...
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Ender 3 has developed a tendancy to skip Y steps

Recently my Ender 3 has developed a problem of skipping Y steps (layer shift in the Y direction), and it seems to be getting progressively worse. I'd never experienced layer shift before a few weeks ...
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Auto home issue on ender 3

I own a Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm I am a newbie and last night finally got a halfway decent print, but tonight I went to Auto Home it and it ...
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Ender 3 under extrusion

I have a new Ender 3, it was printing fine using the Ultimaker Cura 4.1 slicer. I printed about 1/2 a roll of blue 1.75 mm filament through a 0.4 mm nozzle. All my prints were Ender 3 mods (...
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Botched firmware upgrade - did I destroy the stepper drivers?

I attempted upgrading my Ender 3 firmware to Marlin 1.1.9, and due to inability to find the directions about the Sanguino variant pin layout file, stupidly built with the "standard" (Arduino) file. ...
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Models are printing with a scratch on the side

I just recently got an Ender 3 and have been trying to learn the do’s and don’ts. My first model looked like it had under extrusion and stringing, but my second model looks like it has frequent “...
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Sending G-code through USB serial doesn't work (Ender 3) [duplicate]

Recently I was gifted an Ender 3 3D printer. I'm trying to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W to send commands to the printer remotely, if I get this to work the idea is to instruct the RPi to pull G-code ...
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Ender 3 Z axis not working? [closed]

I recently got an Ender 3 3D printer for my birthday, and while I've had a lot of problems with it, there's one that I haven't been able to fix. I can control the Z-axis, but whenever I go to print ...
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PETG on Ender 3

I've been trying to print some eSun PETG on my Ender 3 with some questionable results. I am experiencing severe stringing. Attached is a photo of my first layer. My settings are: 250 °C ...
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Fixing uplifted magnetic heatbed surface

When trying calibration prints, I printed something with 240 celcius on magnetic heatbed and when removing the object, because it sticked very hard on surface, it uplifted surface of magnetic bed. So ...
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Should I cooldown before shutdown?

I am working with Ender 3 Pro and in menu it has an option to cooldown. Is there any need to cooldown 3D printer before shutdown or can I just shutdown without cooldown?
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Inconsistent inner/outer dimensions

Using CuraEngine with my Ender 3, I'm getting what I'd call inconsistent inner and outer dimensions - for example, a nominally 3 mm peg is significantly larger than a 3 mm hole, and it takes ...
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Progressively worse relative size error at smaller absolute sizes

I'm having a problem where the relative dimensional error of cylinders is rapidly increasing as the absolute size decreases. Printing a calibration stack of cylinders of diameters 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3 ...
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Ender 3 X axis not level

I've been aware ever since I got it that my Ender 3's X-axis isn't level. Measuring from the top of it to the top of the frame, the right-hand (positive) side is about 4.7mm higher than the left. ...
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Ender 3 Random Axis Shift

My printer has been doing weird things lately. It used to print fine, but now it's like the Y or X axis after a certain percentage time. ie on a 24 hour print: it got off at 5 hours on a 42 print it ...
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Ender 3 first print some area is smooth but some is rough?

Please check following image, Dog looks smooth from left side but its rough from right side , similar on back too. What could have caused this ? Can it be due to moisture due to Air Conditioner in ...
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Palette 2 with an Ender 3 Printer [closed]

Has anyone had any luck with printing multi-colored prints with the Palette 2 on an Ender 3? If so, what is your steps/mm for the Ender 3 and your flow rate in whatever slicer you are using? I ...
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3d printer set up

I am not very used to 3D printers and I just bought my first 3D printer today (Creality3D Ender 3). But I am unable to assemble it. The 3D printer doesn't contain instruction on how to built it which ...
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Damage to bed surface from heat or chemical or..?

The original bed surface of my Ender 3 has become brittle and finally cracked, requiring replacement. I'm trying to figure out what the cause might have been to avoid it happening again. It seems to ...
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Filament Length too short for extruder to push filament

When filament is too short for the extruder to push will there be a stop in printing on the Ender 3, meaning that I should replace the filament when the end of the filament is near the extruder?
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Underextrusion after long travels

I'm having problems when printing small parts over big areas. I'm currently printing quite big casing (~180 mm x 100 mm), which has hexagonal holes on the corners. On the first layer the ...
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How to improve very poor quality prints on my Ender 3

I get very poor quality prints from my Ender 3: The prints are weak, brittle , stringy and contain gaps. Please help me sort this as I'm new to 3D printing and have no idea what the problem might be! ...
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How to connect optocoupler module to ABL sensor and Ender 3 board

I am trying to figure out how to wire up Auto Bed Leveling (ABL) on my Ender 3 using the optocoupler and inductive proximity sensor below. I cannot figure out how to wire it all together, all the ...
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Strange outer skin print quality on Ender 3

Does anybody have an idea what causes the strange outer wall skin texture? I don't know why this happens; the inner wall looks fine, but the outer wall looks distorted. Also it's strange that the ...
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Adhesion issues using AmazonBasics PLA [duplicate]

I am a neophyte at 3D printing. My Ender 3 is now 4 days old and I modified it out of the box with a glass bed. My first print was a fairly complex item, but a mere 90 x 160 x 3.5 mm. Used the ...
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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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Ender3 printing tilted layers

I bought an Ender 3, and after assembling it following the description and some YouTube videos and after correct leveling, I printed the test dog gcode on the micro SD card that comes with the printer....
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Ender 3 print is skipping and dragging up base print lines

I have only been able to get my prints this far. They just can’t stop skipping pulling material up towards the nozzle which then melts pulls of another random bit. At first I thought it was motor ...
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Creality ender 3 buildplate jamming

I bought a ender 3 a short time ago and yesterday i noticed a print failed. It seems like the buildplate jammed while trying to move along the y-axis so i replaced the v-shape wheels that keep it on ...
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Infill failure when printing larger prints

I'm new to 3D printing an I just got a Creality Ender 3 and I think I'm getting some good results with small prints. However, now that I'm trying some bigger prints and I'm running into infill ...
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Hooking up an optocoupler in a 24V Machine, is a 2 kOhm resistor sufficient?

I am going to buy an inductive probe for my Creality Ender 3 to enable ABL (Automatic Bed Leveling). And now, I have one last question left on my mind: I am going to buy a Vishay Optokoppler ...
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Ender 3 needs Power Supply AND USB to work

I installed a BLTouch on my Ender 3 following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUlqrSq6LeY. What I noticed too late was that when installing the BLTouch, I swapped the brown and red wires ...
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The bottom few layers printed on Ender 3 are extruded wrong [duplicate]

For some reason, the bottom few layers printed on my Ender 3 are distorted. Used the benchy from http://www.3dbenchy.com/ and Cura 3.6.0, sliced with default settings for Ender 3 on the draft preset. ...

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