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Can I use Web Serial API to send G-code to my Ender 5 Pro?

I recently started experimenting with sending G-code to my printer via USB cable. I downloaded Printrun and it works great! However, I want to be able to do this from my web browser because the app im ...
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Creality Ender 5 S1 Z Axis wanders while printing

While printing you can see the Z Axis screw slightly moving as the printhead travels across the work space. This results in a tapered print - I see about 0.7 mm taper right to left over 100 mm. This ...
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Creality Ender 5 S1, I can move z axis downwards but not upwards, Why?

I bought a Ender 5 S1, 3d printer (without limit switch version), I could be able to asemble it. Every axis works fine, however I cannot make the printing platform move upwards from the GUI. I can ...
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Why does my bed stop heating at high temperature when the extruder starts heating?

To give some more context to my question: it does work as expected (that is the extruder start heating after the bed has reached the set temperature) when I set the bed temperature to be 70 °C or ...
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Why won't my Ender 5 Pro move back to its home and won't print after firmware update?

I just updated the firmware of my Ender 5 Pro to Ender-5 ProMarlin2.0.6HW4.2.2GDBLTouchFilament. Since then my printer won't return to its correct home. When it ...
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What does an Ender 5 look like in its original foam packaging?

When shipped from the factory to retail the Ender 5 comes packaged in a series of layers using shaped foam. In order to repackage an Ender 5 in its original box (for example, for transport or storage) ...
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Issues printing with colorFabb wood PLA on Ender 5 Pro

I've been trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong with printing using colorFabb wood PLA. I designed a square test object to print that's fairly simple, it has concentric squares with the height ...
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Why is PrusaSlicer squishing filament everywhere?

I've been using SuperSlicer for a while and I really like it, but it's unstable and crashes a lot. I want to get away from it, and PrusaSlicer looked great but every print I've done with it has this ...
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Can the total runtime of an ender 5 be determined from the printer itself?

You have 10 ender 5 printers in a college maker space environment, all vanilla hardware with stock firmware and no modifications. They are all the same age and visual have no noticeable differences in ...
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Stepper Motors not responding, Ender 5, BTT SKR1.4, tmc2130

I upgraded my ender 5's main board to a BTT SKR 1.4 Turbo and am using the TMC2130 (V3) drivers. None of my stepper motors are responding I'm having quite a hard time figuring out why the steppers won'...
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Inner layers separating specially on the top

I've been facing an issue with my 3d printer for the past couple of months: My inner layers are not sticking together when I print something vertically. I'm trying to print white PLA at 200ºC with the ...
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Modified cable for Ender 5+ LCD touchscreen

I wanted to upgrade my Ender 5 plus to a silent board as it makes a lot of noise. So I chose the BTT SKR 3 EZ board and started to configure it. However, in the Marlin configuration, there was a ...
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Printer can't read my G-code file

I've been trying to print a part through an SD card, but my printer doesn't show my G-code file. I thought the SD card was not working but then I tried printing an old file I had and it's working just ...
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Ender 5 Pro starts print then glitches and stops

My Ender 5 Pro starts printing then glitches and stops. It is a brand new printer, and I have printed out the included rabbit model (which came on the MicroSD card), but a couple of days later I ...
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How do I increase the spring tension on the idler arm on a Stock Ender 5 Pro

It has been suggested that I should increase the spring tension on the idler arm, on a Stock Ender 5 Pro, due to a problem with the extruder mangling filament during rapid retractions. How do I do ...
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What are the potential continuances to a print of setting the retraction to 0 in a slicer?

I have a moderately sized model that includes 4 thin towers off approximately 6 inches each in height as its final element, each tower is less than 1/4 inch in diameter. These towers consistently fail ...
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Ender 5 (not Pro or Plus) extruder motor port not working

I have a Creality Ender 5 (with CR Touch installed) and I just decided a few days ago to switch out my default V1.1.4 board with the new Silent Creality V4.2.7 motherboard (to make it silent and let ...
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How do I deliberately maximise stringing with PLA?

I'm using an Ender 5 with standard PLA and Creality slicer 4.8.2. How can I deliberately maximise stringing, and if possible get it to be as consistent as possible. My aim is to have "thousands ...
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How do I change and then save the Z offset on an Ender 5 Pro

Something changed on my Ender 5 Pro. I do not know what. Only that even after re-leveling the bed several times it won't lay down a stable first layer unless I go into the tune menu and manually raise ...
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Which firmware version is correct for my CR-5 Pro with 4.2.2 main board?

My CR-5 Pro is brand new and has the V4.2.2 main board. Originally the "About" screen showed the following firmware version: When the machine went "catatonic" I re-flashed the ...
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Can I re-flash the mainboard on my CR-5 Pro using the USB port instead of the microsd card?

I've had a lot of difficulty with my CR-5 Pro not reading the micro SD card. I was up and running but got the "blue screen" yesterday and re-flashed the main board using instructions I found ...
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What is the acceptable resistance of a functioning heater cartridge on my Creality Ender-5 Pro printer?

It has been suggested that I measure the resistance of the nozzle heater on my printer since I've had some thermal runaway errors. The machine is brand new. I have done so by connecting my multimeter ...
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What is causing the thermal runaway error E1? [duplicate]

I just acquired a new Creality Ender 5 Pro. It was assembled very easily. Today I tried my first print - the Dog demo that came on the MicroSD just to see how it worked. It is a 2.5 hour print. While ...
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Clogging from heat creep, but only in the nozzle itself?

I have an all-metal V6 hotend clone that has worked in the past, but recently will clog very easily. I've tried the following to address it: Clean/replace the nozzle (0.4 or 0.5 mm, nozzle is hot-...
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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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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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