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What is the type of motion system of the Ender 5 called?

It's not CoreXY, it's not H-Bot and it's definitly not a bedslinger. What do you call this type of motion system?
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What is the optimum infill style for printing a roughly spherical object on an Ender 5?

I'm going to print several fruit and vegetable on an Ender 5, with a maximum size of 6 inches. They are all roughly spherical in shape. Melons, squash, etc. What is the optimum in fill type to use to ...
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How do I clean melted PLA form an Ender 5 Pro flex build plate?

I have an Ender 5 Pro with a flexible build plate (The factory default one). There are multiple extremely thin tracks of melted PLA all over it. Too thin to easily peal off when cooled. Thin enough ...
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CR Touch firmware NO Z-axis home Ender 5 Pro 4.2.7

I purchased a new 4.2.7 (256k) board for my Ender 5 Pro and added the CR Touch. I got everything connected and flashed the board with the "Ender-5 Pro- Marlin2.0.1 - V1.1.1 - ALT - TMC2235.bin&...
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Creality Ender 5 Pro stops working

I bought the Creality Ender 5 Pro 29th of December 2021, so it's pretty new. I have done about a hundred prints by now, without any problems, it's a damn good workhorse... until last Friday. The ...
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Can you use OctoPrint on an Ender 5 pro with the stock firmware?

Is it possible to use OctoPrint with an Ender 5 Pro that is still using the factory default firmware (any version) from Creality, or is changing the firmware an absolute pre requisite for even basic ...
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Only Z offset for BLTouch?

I'm having a hard time getting my Ender 5 Plus (I'm using stock firmware 1.70.2 BL) trammed and in the pursue of that I decided to check my probe offset values. As it seems there is only a Z offset ...
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What is the thickest sensible layer height that an Ender 5 will print at?

I'm going to 3D print a series of scaffolds and armatures that I'm going to use as the skeleton\structure for clay sculptures as an alternative to using twisted wire, because I can print dozens of ...
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How do I verify the bed temperature on an Ender 5

I have an ender 5, and I'm not certain that the bed is getting up to temperature. Or maybe I'm not understanding what it should be like when it gets up to temperature. If I use an infrared thermometer,...
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Why does the first layer only adhere to bed if I increase the temperature by 10 °C and drop the speed by 75 %

I'm running a stock Ender 5 pro with the filament that came with it, and using Creality Slicer 4.8.2, but I'm only able to get reliable bed adhesion if I increase the bed temperature from 50 to 60 °C ...
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Ender 5 BlTouch Install

I just installed a BLTouch on my Ender 5 but I'm having trouble installing/editing the firmware. After watching a few YouTube videos, I figured going to the GitHub BTT Marlin repository (because I ...
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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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Ender 5 Spool Holder

I switched my Ender 5 to a direct drive extruder and it works great but I need a better place to put the filament spools; probably something elevated (or even just higher than the stock spool holder) ...
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Axes no longer moving Ender 5 Plus

The printer was working fine until the nozzle jammed, so I cleaned it out but accidentally unplugged the BLTouch. I plugged it straight back in again but now none of the axes will move at all, not ...
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Ender 5 Plus Bowden tube keeps popping out

My new Ender 5 Plus' Bowden tube keeps popping out of its socket on the extruder mid-print, I've tried several times and it keeps doing it even though it's locked into place securely at the start ...
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Ender 5 plus auto leveling missed bed and tried to self destruct

I tried my first 3D print. I leveled the bed for hours, finally when I thought it was perfect, I started printing something off of Cura. My Ender 5 Plus starts leveling, it seems to start out okay, ...
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Why won’t this print adhere after a perfect calibration print?

I am new to 3D printing and have an Ender 5 Pro. I have manually leveled the bed by setting the nozzle gap to 0.1 mm (via feeler gauges) and then printing a calibration print and manually adjusting ...
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Ender 5 plus - leveling

My Ender 5 plus developed a strange issue. The printer is always moving the bed a couple of mm from the nozzle. I have releveled the bed a couple of times, that does not solve it. I did also a manual ...
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BLTouch homing correct, but nozzle hits bed during print

So I have this exact problem as in this thread: BLTouch calibrated, nozzle still dives into the bed But I don't see a clear solution to that question, or I don't understand. After correct calibration ...
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What is this white layer on my 3D printer?

I left my printer to print a circular object and when I came back I saw it didn't print anything but left this layer of white on the surface. I can't get it off, I've tried washing it and scraping it ...
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How to make Ender 5 use BLTouch probe for Z homing?

Backstory I set up the BLTouch module as explained in the guide that came with it - that included unplugging the Z axis switch, and replacing it with a pair of wires from the BLTouch module. I managed ...
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Bed crashing into print head when levelling

I have been printing okay for months, but, I had an overnight print failure for the first time; so turned off the printer. Restarted it, thought I would need to level the bed. Normally when I turn on ...
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Ender 5 start problems

I've had an Ender 5 for a while now and it worked phenomenally but recently I installed a BigTreeTech SKR E3 mini and I had to update the firmware as well which came with some problems I don't know ...
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Ender 5 radial fan (part cooling fan) screw size

I’ve been having problems with my old fan shroud that I printed and when I went to install the new one the little screws that hold it in fell in the carpet which pretty much makes them lost forever. ...
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Print bulging and curling on the edges

I recently installed the BigTreeTech SKR E3 mini V2.0 on my Ender 5 and I'm having some print quality problems even when using the same settings as before the board swap. The edges are rough and ...
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Printed object is half the height it should be

I am having extreme extrusion problems with my Ender 5. I had nearly perfect quality since I got it about 2 years ago but recently I replaced the board with a Creality 4.2.7 Silent Board and I'm ...
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Ender 5 won't lift the Z-Axis before printing

I've had an Ender 5 for about a year without problems. But just recently, the printer is not lifting the Z-axis before printing. It will home great but when it moves to print the purge line it lifts ...
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Creality 4.2.7 problem connecting to Windows

I've had an Ender 5 for quite a while and it has worked phenomenally, but recently I had encountered a MIN_TEMP error so I ordered a new hotend and Creality silent board. Because this is an Ender 5, I ...
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How to define bed dimensions in Marlin for custom carriage / hot end?

How would I begin measuring my hotend / carriage dimensions in Marlin to prevent my hotend from slamming into the frame? I see in Marlin the 'define bed size' parameters ...
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Walls separating only on one side of print bed

Whenever I print, the walls separate when genial pressure is applied, this only happens to one side of the print, the side that faces the rear of the printer. I'm using 5 walls, so it’s only truly ...
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Perimeters/shells not properly fusing - delamination

I come to you all in my time of need, as I have nowhere else to turn. I’ve been a 3D printer for about two years now. I have an Ender 5 Plus. Up to this point, all of my prints were fine straight out ...
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Re-doing manual bed leveling

I have a Ender 5 Pro with a BLTouch auto bed leveler, running TH3D's version of Marlin: TH3D UFW 2.14. During my initial setup several months ago, I naively assumed that the BLTouch didn't need a ...
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Ender 5 Plus manual screen temperature adjustment

I want to get my Ender 5 plus to print at 300 °C. As such, I've edited the firmware and increased the HEATER_0_MAXTEMP to 315 °C. In my slicer, I can slice and ...
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Ender 5+ stops while bed leveling

My Ender-5 Plus has started failing. The simplest path to failure is: Power On Settings ▶ Leveling (wait till complete) Tap measuring The first zone will measure properly, then when starting to ...
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Ender 5 with 8-bit Creality 1.1.4 board- Issue with speed of extruder motor spinning too slow

The issue I'm having is that the extruder motor is not spinning fast enough so the filament doesn't come out as fast as I would like it to. In terms of the specs, the printer is an Ender 5 that has ...
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How to solve Ender 5+ weird Z-axis behavior issue?

Before you select if you want automatic or manual leveling, the printer runs a routine to determine the Home Z-axis at the center of the bed. This starts OK, then the level goes to maximum (of the ...
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Ender 5 Plus - does not level, the Z axis goes down, always

My Ender 5 Plus (original) does not perform leveling. After the self-leveling command, the Z axis only descends. I have already exchanged the BLTouch three times, and the problem remains unchanged. I ...
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Nozzle too high on first layer after leveling

I've had my Ender 5 Pro for 6 months now, printing happily and quite a lot. Some days ago, a print failed mid-way, and since then I've not been able to make it print properly. I've now spent days ...
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Do you know the inductor L3 value of the Creality V2.2 controller board?

The extruder stepper 'E' of my Ender 5 stopped working some days ago and by looking at the motherboard I found out the inductor L3 burned. I have a Creality V2.2 (CR-10S motherboard) and I would like ...
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Cannot configure Marlin 2/0.X bugfix on Ender 5 pro, 4.2.7 board with BLTouch 3.1

I am new to 3D printing and recently purchased a Ender 5 Pro. I came and the 8 bit 1.15 board was broken (couldn't run extruder). I upgraded to a 32 bit Creality 4.2.7 and also purchased a BLtouch 3.1 ...
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Ender 5 Pro - Breaking sound when z axis moves down (away from hotend)

I got this printer literally yesterday, at first it was fine but after a few test XYZ cube prints it started making a breaking noise when the Z axis moves down! Please see the video! ...
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Not moving on X and Y axis

TL;DR I moved the printer head slightly without turning off the system and now only the Z-axis stepper motors work. I recently purchased an Ender 5 Plus. I managed to get three prints done and then ...
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Mid-print issue, extruder issue?

I have succumbed to asking the community for assistance. I've been scratching my head and lost many late nights and time trying to figure out what is going on with my 3D printer. Please see the image ...
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Nozzle scraping prints in modified Creality Ender 5 Pro

I'm using a Creality Ender 5 Pro which is modified to produce Direct Ink Writing prints. So far the prints are fine, it's just that at higher layers, the nozzle begins to drag across the extruded ...
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Why would all of the Ender 5 Pro's axis motors (X, Y and Z) stop being able to move (all at once)?

I have a Creality Ender 5 Pro which has been working properly for some time. During my last print, the axis motors just suddenly stopped working while the extruder motor continued to work properly. In ...
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Ender 5 hotend and bed cooling down while auto bed leveling

I have an Ender 5 with an auto bed leveling sensor (TRU-LEV 600). It is working fine, however, as the sensor probes the bed, the nozzle and the bed cool down and are not staying heated as it is ...
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Why does my Ender 5 Pro bed stop heating 10 °C below the set point?

After a long battle with SKR Mini v2, TFT35 and BLTouch and creating the right firmware. I thought I was through it all and ready to start printing again after finally being able to set the Z offset ...
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Horizontal lines on feature/geometry/density change

I've had an Ender 5 Plus for a few weeks now. It's printing great and I've got my tuning pretty good at the moment. I've noticed some horizontal inconsistencies matching feature/geometry changes. It ...
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Dead thermister or dead board on Ender 5?

I have a base model Ender 5 with the silent v4.2.7 board. Earlier this week during an overnight print, I came in to find it unfinished and powered off. I turned it back and it complained about an ...
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What can I do to remove the rounded corners using Junction Deviation?

I recently upgraded my Creality Ender 5 with an SKR Mini E3 V2.0 running Marlin 2.0.7.2. The printer has also been modified with an all-metal hotend and a direct drive conversion kit that uses the ...
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