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Ender 3 with BLTouch ignores Z0

I have a problem with my E 3nder3 (3DTouch, Skr mini e3 v1.2, Dragon hotend with afterburner mount, other parts are original), where after using ABL, at the start of the print the Z-axis just seems to ...
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Printer reports "printer killed" and "homing failed", what does that mean?

My Ender 3 v2 is reporting printer killed and homing failed. Does that means that my printer is dead? Note that I just got the ...
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Blown two Ender 3 stepper drivers

I have an Ender 3 3D printer, and I upgraded the extruder driver to a metal drive one. Since the gear that drives the filament was pressed onto the factory stepper motor I replaced the motor with a ...
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Artifacts on layer in one direction

I have an Ender 3. When my printer is laying down a flat layer and is going from left to right, it lays down a nearly perfect layer. However, when that same layer is going right to left, I get ...
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Nozzle not level and first print failed

So I just got my first 3D printer the Ender 3 Pro. My nozzle is a bit too high (first image) and this is what happened after my first test print (second image). I saved for a while to buy this and I’m ...
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Ender 3 doesn't extrude enough?

I tried printing something after 7 weeks of not using the printer (before it worked greatly) and I think it doesn't extrude properly (although I'm not sure about it). When I tell the printer to ...
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New Ender 3 Pro Thermal Runaway

I just assembled my Ender 3 last night, this is my first printer and I’m new to this all. After about 10-15 minutes into printing it consistently gives me a thermal runaway error. Any help would be ...
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Bumps on outer walls consistantly affecting lower layers

I recently purchased a Creality Ender 3 Max as my first 3D printer and overall I am quite impressed with the print quality after only leveling the bed. However, every print I have done so far has had ...
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Ender 3 Printer Extruding Before Ready

For some reason I'm having a problem with my new Ender 3 printer. When I start it up to print something it starts the extruding process early which makes a mess around the extruder. Then when it's ...
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Ender 3 Pro Glass Bed print fails midway

Since upgrading to the glass bed my prints are failing right after the point where I finally feel confident that they are adhered well and printing smoothly. They seem to be coming loose from the bed ...
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Best way to print a very thin rod?

I'm working on a project using 3D printed parts, everything is working very nicely except for one part that needs a 3 mm x 1.2 mm diameter rod. I can print with PLA/PLA+ but such a thin object doesn't ...
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I'm having a weird issue with bed leveling (Z-Axis) ?? Ender 3 V2

I'm having a weird issue with bed leveling (Z-Axis) ?? Ender 3 V2 Every time I try to level it when I go to the bottom left corner and so on and come back to that corner the Z-axis drops about .1 mm ...
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Adjust E-step on Ender 3

I was getting some weird under extrusion and noticed that the gear on the extruder was a bit worn. I decided to replace it with a dual-drive extruder, but that makes the E-step way off. I tried to run ...
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3D printing layer shift on power outage resume

I have an Ender 3 pro. In my country electricity outage is an issue, though it comes back pretty instantaneously, when I hit the resume button on the Ender 3 pro after heating the hot end and the bed ...
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Which K-Value would you choose here for linear advance?

I'm new to 3D printing, but my printer supports Linear Advance. I heard that it offers improvements in print quality. I used Marlin Linear Advance Pattern Generator to generate a print with horizontal ...
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Ender 3 inconsistent Z homing

I have an Ender 3 with an MKS GEN L V2.0 with Marlin firmware and a BLTouch. When I first turn it on, it homes all axes correctly but after the first print it thinks the z axis is off anywhere from ....
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Ender 3 Pro: Flow rate drops after time

I have to set my print flow setting extremely high (up to 180 % and more) as otherwise, I get an under extrusion. I have also noticed that from time to time I have to update that setting to an even ...
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Cura Slicing software failing to slice properly

Sometimes Cura will slice a model and have failed lines of code. After discovering this problem I have tried re-slicing and then the code will come out fine. The first picture below is the failure ...
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Ender 3 print temperature

I've tried different retraction speeds and distances using calibration models, Z-hop, coasting but nothing prevented stringing. Now I tried printing at 230 °C and that seems to do the trick. Even 220 °...
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Lower side of print rough on personal protection print

I’m new to 3D printing and printed a few things that came out fine on my Ender 3. But when I print something like a cat protection baton, Kubota self-protection or anything that will have a “floating ...
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Creality Ender 3 Pro: Problem with Z-axis inaccuracy (squashed layers?)

Creality Ender 3 Pro – Z-axis inaccuracy problem. Before opening this new thread, I did read this question (Perhaps there is another question on this site I did not see!) Browsing through comments on ...
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Strange lines at specific intervals on flat surfaces

I've got a strange problem when I print "large surfaces". I've got lines that happen all directions at regular intervals. Almost as if there were certain patches where there's overextrusion ...
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Ender3 V2: What stops the Y?

As there is no limit switch on the operator end of the Y (Y-), what stops its travel when the print is done?
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Print is rotated perfectly on bed, while straight in the slicer. X-axis moves slowly while printing a straight Y-axis line

I have a weird problem that I can't seems to find an answer for. I'm using SuperSlicer with my Ender3 + OctroPrint setup. The prints on the bed in SuperSlicer is perfectly straight However, it seems ...
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Unusual printing after upgrading

So I've just done a full upgrade to my machine in by no means a beginner but this issue is stumping me, and a few other veterans that I've asked. Steps Completed: E-Steps extruding a perfect 100 mm ...
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BLTouch not working on Creality Ender 3 Pro

When starting the printer, the bed leveling sensor does its little startup thing and then lights up static red. When pressing Level Bed or Auto Home it homes X and Y and after that sends the Z-axis ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder motor failing constantly

I have had my Ender 3 Pro for about 2 years now and it has been working amazingly! Since November it's struggling very much while printing. I am quite sure the problem lives on the extruder motor. ...
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Z-axis lead screw not turning to adjust height when using auto leveling?

I have a 3DTouch with my Ender 3 3D printer with the Creality 4.2.2 Board. It is running a custom build of Marlin 2.0.9.2. As I have been watching my prints, I noticed that the Z-axis lead screw does ...
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What is the difference between Linear Advance and Pressure Advance

I've been trying to do some research on Linear Advance (LA) on Marlin and Pressure Advance (PA) on Klipper, and from my understanding the technology behind each is different, although also similar. ...
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Why does my printer stop extruding towards the end of the print?

I am new to 3D printing and I have been doing some test prints on my Ender 3 v2 that turned out fine. I then decided to print the Death Star, which requires three pieces. The first two printed well, ...
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Extruder keeps crashing into print

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I am trying to print a fairly delicate model of a low-polygon chicken as a Christmas ornament. My slicer is Cura 4.11.0. I have successfully printed a dozen of them with 0....
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Weird lines in the print at specific heights

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 printer with all metal extruder and upgraded my mainboard from 4.2.2 to 4.2.7 silent board. I also added a Creality touch sensor for auto bed leveling. Before these ...
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Marlin 2.0.x changing order of multiple menu items

I am using an Ender 3 Max with Marlin 2.0.9.3 and I need help with changing the order of the main menu. I have found a post changing a menu, but not in a way I describe below. Here is the current ...
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Some problems with printing on my Ender 3

This week I got an Ender 3. When printing the models, I get some inaccuracies on them. I tried printing a low-polygon chess rook, and it isn't printed accurately. It has these additional plastic ...
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Printing above, not onto the bed

I just got an Ender 3 pro printer and set it up. I have levelled my bed and set the coordinates to (0, 0, 0) with the nozzle paper’s thickness away from the bed. When I started printing the default ...
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Printing ABS on Ender 3 V2, and stopping part cooling fan?

I want to print ABS on Ender 3 V2 so I turned off the part cooling fan. In doing so the electronics fan stopped, apparently they are connected and I don't want to mess with the wiring. Is it safe to ...
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Using the BLTouch to assist with manual bed levelling?

I struggle with paper levelling and find it to be excessively coarse and unspecific. I bought a 3DTouch, but I still need to make the bed generally level using the knobs. Otherwise, the print will be ...
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Ender 3 board 4.2.2 BLTouch 3.1 crashes into bed during autoleveling

I'm trying to install a BLTouch probe. I have an Ender 3 Pro with 4.2.2 board and I’m trying to connect a BLTouch 3.1 to it. I've bought a generic (but authentic) BLTouch instead of a Creality kit. I'...
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Can't make Ender 3 V1 Level

I have an Ender 3 V1 with a glass Creality plate. I was having difficulty using manual levelling and my prints were struggling, so I ordered a 3DTouch. I have installed the 3DTouch and used Creality's ...
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What filament would be best for Creality's Ender 3 v2?

What would the best filament for an Ender 3 V2 be? I don't mind about the look but I would like for you to be able to bridge with it and for it to be reasonably cheap. If possible could you give ...
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Missing outer wall on some layers?

It seems there are some missing lines on the outer wall on the Z-axis with my prints. I'm not able to pinpoint the problem. Does anyone have ideas about what might be wrong with my setup/settings? ...
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Massive blobs/under extrusion/"pearl necklace" only after first few layers (Ender 3 V2)

I am struggling with a problem. In short: I have managed to set up my Ender 3 V2 in such a way that the first few layers print (almost) perfectly, but after the first few layers (do not know exactly, ...
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Creality Ender 3 Max won't print after homing

After successfully printing for a while with my Ender 3 Max I've encountered a problem I can't solve. The printer executes the heating and homing portion of the G-code after which it just sits in the ...
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Filament not adhering to bed for the first 10 mm after every move

Update following advice from @R..GitHubSTOPHELPINGICE in the comments - I've increased the Z-offset from -2.97 to -3.10 and all now appears to be much better. Printer: Ender 3 V2 with heated glass ...
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What techniques are needed to minimise layer separation after filament change?

I have been trying to make some small signs, and to highlight the text by changing between black and white filament at a layer just above where the text comes out of the back plate. I've used Cura 4....
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Laser engraver on Ender 3 without taking important ports

I'm contemplating buying a laser engraver attachment for my Ender 3 Pro. Either the Creality official one or the Comgrow version. When scanning the respective web pages/answers on here and YouTube ...
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Ender 3 v2 BLTouch pushing too far in X axis

I'm having issues with my Ender 3 V2 after installing the BLTouch sensor and flashing the firmware. I downloaded the precompiled firmware from Creality's site for the 4.2.2 board. The thing is, ...
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What is meant by "Junior 3D printer"?

I am looking to buy an Ender-3 Pro, but the place I'm looking to buy from has this picture: My question is, what is meant by "Junior" in the name? I'm just wondering if this means it's an ...
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Wait for click to continue

To help me with bed leveling my Ender 3 v2 (using stock Creality firmware, V1.0.2), I'm trying to write a G-code that will position the nozzle above each spring in sequence twice, after heating the ...
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Ender 3 hot end heater "stuck on"

Forgive this long-winded post, but I thought it would be helpful to include the back story leading up to a very scary situation on my Ender 3. I was printing a job and everything started out fine just ...
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