Questions tagged [creality-ender-3]

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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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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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BLTouch always shows high on right side of the plate

My BLTouch was working great. Until one day, it just started showing the right side as being high on every read. I've tried leveling many times manually and with the BLTouch. But every time I use the ...
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Klipper on Ender 3 v2 wrong signals

I have very strange problem. Motors X and Z are messing up somehow. I mean if I try to home X only, Z moves also. And vice-versa. Y motor homes and moves normally. Board is stock E3v2 v4.2.2 with ...
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Ender 3 V2 Z-axis base value changes for each print

I'm new to 3D printing, I just bought an Ender 3 V2 and I am having a lot of trouble with bed adhesion. After a lot of playing around it seems that the base value for Z is changing for every print. I ...
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Ender 3 v2 with Ender 400XL extender and BLTouch not working after installation

I have an Ender 3 v2 and just installed the Ender Extender 400XL and a new BLTouch. I need to modify firmware for the new dimensions of 400x400x500 mm for the new kit. I changed all that and it seems ...
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Ender 3 Pro with BLTouch, partially completes ABL sequence then locks up

I have had an Ender 3 Pro for the last year, and put a BLTouch on it about 6 months ago. With the BLTouch installed for the last 6 months, I have successfully completed hundreds of prints with no ...
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Cura code for run-out sensor Ender 3 V2

New to the 3D printing world. I'm in need of some advice. Is it possible to add code to Cura for the run-out sensor? I've had no luck narrowing the commands or anything that speaks to it. I was able ...
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Ender 3 Pro build not getting power after initial setup

I have an Ender 3 Pro that has yet to be used, since after initial out of the box assembly it doesn't seem to get power. I plug it in, flip the switch, and nothing. No fan in the PSU, no screen ...
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Is there a possibility to add variable extrusion width to models with different wall features? (Simplify3d)

I've got a problem with the new "thin features" -solution in S3D. The Model I want to print has some tapered thin walls, but also some thicker parts. I want to use this option for filling ...
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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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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 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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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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Why is my Ender 3 restarting spontaneously in mid print?

tl;dr How can I test whether my sporadic in-print restarts are a thermal problem or a firmware issue? The problem I've had my Ender 3 (not V2 or Pro) for about a month, and gotten a number of ...
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Ender 3 v2 won't read or recognize any SD cards

I've just received my Ender 3v2 and tried multiple SD cards, all have been formatted to FAT32 with no luck. Under the Print selection, all I get is the back button. I looked and I have the V4.2.2 and ...
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Ender 3 v2 random under-extrusion even with E-steps calibrated

I have severe issues with my new Ender 3 v2 I got some days ago. I print with PLA from Jake3D (ePLA). I have no idea what could cause these issues. Settings of the Printer: Nozzle: 210 °C Heatbed: 60 ...
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Problem with jitters with Ender 3

Recently I realized that I have been getting jitter-like rough surfaces on round parts of my models from my Ender 3. The jitters happen on the sides of the model, so the jitters would be happening in ...
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Problem printing with V6 hotend on Creality Ender 3

I have installed V6 hotend (all metal) with a direct drive extruder on Ender 3. It flows alright when I push manually however, the print is severely under extruded and doesn't stick to the bed. Things ...
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Ender 3 - Are my 2040 Z extrusions bent?

While installing my dual Z rod kit for my Ender 3, I noticed something I had completely missed. From the looks of it, I think my Z 2040 extrusions are bent? When I look at the printer head-on at the ...
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Jerk causing vibration and Y layer shift… Bad stepper?

This issue just started recently; I am not sure if it is because of the specific part I am printing or whether something on the printer is going bad. Up until now, I have been printing all kinds of ...
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Ender 3 Pro with BLtouch + BigTreeTech Auto level not compensating

As the title says, I have an Ender 3 Pro + BLtouch v3.1 and BigTreeTech SKR mini E3 v2.0. I have the SKR loaded with "firmware-bltouch-for-z-homing.bin" but my printer does not seem to be ...
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What volumetric extrusion rates can the Ender 3's stock hotend achieve?

With a fully stock Ender 3, the limiting factor is almost surely the extruder, not the hotend, so I'm asking from a standpoint of having an upgraded extruder (mine is direct drive) but stock hotend. I'...
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Ender 3 Pro firmware upgrade fails

Problem with Creality v1.1.4 (Ender 3 Pro) and BLTouch (Creality V1 mainboard - upgraded version). Error when attempting the firmware upgrade. After downloading and executing ...
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Issues with printing and removing filament residue

When I print at the end when it is done the prints are lighter than they should, and they are thin enough that I can scrape the bottom away. My second problem is that my filament gets stuck on the ...
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BLTouch Creality Firmware works, Marlin doesn't

I've had the BLTouch working fine using this kit and following the instructions it shipped with. I wanted to increase the number of probe points so I've attempting flashing with Marlin to achieve this....
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Ender 3 v2 hot end fans (nozzle and part cooling fan) not working

Last night I finished printing all the parts for my HeroMe Gen 5 hot end. I decided to just chop off the existing fans and then solder on a JST XH connector to make it easy to change the fans over in ...
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Bottom rough edge

I am trying to get rid of the bottom rough edge of my printed jobs. It is on everything I print. I have adjusted my Initial layer settings but no change. I have the Ender 3 and using the provided ...
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Ender 3 Marlin - Incorrect temperature

I've updated to Marlin 2.0.7 when I set up a BLTouch and now it seems the temperature does not match the display. Before the update, I was printing with PLA filament at 205 °C and bed at 60 °C without ...
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Ender 3 : problem on Z axis for the first layers ONLY

Got a tricky problem here : I print plate (76x70x3 mm) however there heights (Z-axis) are not correct every time... My extruder has been re-calibrated. My bed has been re-calibrated. So Firstly I re-...
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What's wrong with my prints?

I just got my printer for Christmas. It's an Ender 3 Pro. I ran two test prints and they came out great. However, after changing the filament from the one that came with the printer, my prints ...
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How to probe twice while mesh bed leveling with a BLTouch setup

I am using an Ender 3 (v1.1.4) with Marlin 1.1.X bugfix installed. Also BLTouch v3.1 is used. The probe is deployed once only while mesh bed leveling. How can I make the probe deploy twice at every ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ender 3 Pro not reading new gcode files on original SD Card

I´ve been using my Ender 3 Pro for almost 1 year now. Always using the provided SD card. Since a couple of days, the printed does not read any new file that I load to the sd card, but it does with the ...
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Ender 3 firmware update installation

I've had my Ender 3 for about a month; I'm getting awesome quality prints with economy PLA (and very good with PETG). I've run into an issue, however: the printer will reboot itself (appears to ...
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Ender 3 Pro stuck print excess

I have an Ender 3 Pro. When I print, the area that the printer goes around before printing gets stuck and I can't scrape it or use alcohol. Both of these methods are used with a heated and cooled bed. ...
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3D print is not smooth, even with ironing turned on

I am very new to 3D printing and I cannot figure out what is the problem is. I have checked all of the belts and (to the best of my knowledge) they are tensioned properly. I also did the bed ...
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BLTouch not levelling correctly (it does seem to work, just not accurately enough)

My setup Ender 3 Creality glass bed Creality 3D BL Touch auto bed levelling kit v1 Creality 3D silent mainboard v4.2.7 OctoPrint running on a Raspberry Pi 4 connected over USB (with the 5 V pin ...
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Bad layers on prints on Ender 3 Max

I get these lines when printing most parts. I am using eSUN PLA+ at 205 °C (210 °C first layer) nozzle and 85 °C bed temps (it does not really want to stick below that on the stock build platform), ...