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Ender 5 (Plus) - Gantry not square to frame, how to fix?

How would one go about squaring the gantry relative to the frame? Referring to the image below, distance A and distance B are not equal. Also would this account for the reason why when I attempt to ...
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Problem printing bigger models in the Ender 5

In all the bigger prints I print on my Ender 5 with PETG I have problems with warping and raft detachment during printing. I have a glass bed and I'm using Ultimaker Cura 4.6.1 standard printing ...
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Creality-Ender 5 Plus bed leveling out of bounds

I just received my first 3D printer. I am trying to level the bed for my first print. The X-axis won't move side to side but it shakes in its current position. The Y-axis won't move to the back half ...
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BTT SKR 1.4 Turbo SPI setup

Can anyone confirm that on the SKR 1.4 Turbo you don’t need any of the jumper wires to enable SPI mode? Like you would do on the 1.3 variant? As I have searched and cannot seem to find any reference ...
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Patchy first layer on glass bed

The part at the front has only one layer, and has what appears to be uneven patches. The part at the back has had two layers, so it clears itself up. The build plate is flat, and level (I levelled it ...
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Why the Ender 5 Pro can't remember the axis position or cant move back to home anymore?

I am completely new to 3D Printing. I got my first printer a Creality Ender 5 Pro yesterday. My problem I did shutdown the printer without the axis being in home position (X: 0, Y: 0, Z: 320 instead ...
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Ender 5 pro , prints lean, but only when multiple parts are printed (almost)

I can print single, large, complex parts with multiple towers with long travels between them and nothing leans. So pretty sure it is not belt tension, lash, or slop. When I add a second part to the ...
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PLA Warps despite every effort to prevent it

I am using a Creality Ender 5 with a tempered glass bed. I could say that I am a seasoned 3D printing hobbyist but I am really out of ideas in this case. Currently I am using a grey colored PLA that ...
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Do you need to manually level the bed with a BLTouch? Adhesion issues with Ender 5 and BLTouch 1.3

I've just installed a BLTouch on my Ender 5 Pro and updated the firmware to 2.0.5.3 and enabled BL touch. I can send a G29 which probes all the points correctly, I ...
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Inconsistent wall width

So I'm trying to calibrate my flow and I'm printing the walls of a 20x20x20 mm cube. I have a 0.4 mm nozzle and I'm printing 2 wall lines and ideally I should end up with a wall thickness of ...
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How to remove a stripped nozzle

A few months ago I got an Ender 5 printer. After a few successful prints with only PLA, I started getting a lot of issues. The last time I came back after an hour and there was just a bird's nest ...
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Nozzle jiggles when screwing into heating block

I've had the Ender 5 Pro, as is, for 3 months. After I tried a cheap PLA filament (maybe too cheap), it clogged the nozzle. I cleaned it, but any other filament I have would have similar problems ...
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Advice on power supply wiring for the UK

I've been looking at the Ender series and decided to take the plunge. But I'm unsure on electrical matters. The 110 or 220 volt switch, I assume goes to 220 V as I live in the UK but my main ...
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Gaps/Holes in the 3D Print walls

I'm new to 3D printing, I bought an Ender 5 Pro just recently. Trying to print with 1.75 mm PLA, but the results are very bad, unfortunately. When I got after bed leveling I got a decent result ...
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PLA support material suddenly a problem on Ender 5

I have an Ender 5 that I meticulously calibrated with good success and was regularly getting great print quality with PLA. I stopped using it for a couple of months and when I resumed (without having ...
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Ender 5 Pro print quality issue

I got my 3D printer from Creality 1 day ago. My dog off the SD card came perfectly, Benchy was also printed almost flawlessly. I used standard Benchy settings on all my prints. Now I tried making a ...
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Ender 5 Plus offset issue

Me: Experienced coder, Entry level 3D print person. Setup Ender 5 Plus Creality V2.2 Board BLTouch Marlin Titan Aero Notes: Using a custom mount for the head and probe. Front Left Top is 0,0,0 X/Y ...
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Ender 5 plus center of bed is incorrect [duplicate]

Currently have an issue setting the center of the bed. Have tried using offset in Cura, without any effect. Ender 5 Titan aero Creality v.2 Cura 4.4.1 This is causing issues as the print job goes ...
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Does an enclosure need a roof to print ABS?

I have an Ender 5 printer, which is a frame-based printer with no enclosure. However, I want to print ABS. Some experiments with a massive cardboard box have shown me I need an enclosure. Because the ...
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MKS GEN L unknown motherboard error

This is my first time asking for some help on here and I have Googled, but only found a few reference to this issue. I know I am doing something dumb but I have no clue what it is. I get an unknown ...
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Lines appearing during ironing

I'm new to 3D printing, but have been having relative success with the Ender 5 Pro and Cura. I'm making some coasters and using the ironing feature to smooth out the top layer. This is mostly working ...
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Ender 5 Printing Issues

I'm brand new to 3D printing. Just got me an Ender 5 Pro. After messing around for the last couple of days with bed leveling, I'm finally able to get consistent first level all thought I have to ...
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CR-10S / Ender5+ LCD Touchscreen Firmware Editing

How would I go about editing the LCD menus for the touchscreen? Oddly the ender5+ is supposed to be an upgrade but the ender5 (regular) has so much more stuff you can control from the lcd screen. ...
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Problem with first and last layers

I bought Ender-5 and if I print sample model in bundle SD, it’s just perfect. But when I tested basic cube with raft, its base and top is just ugly. Even thought its 4 sides are perfect. Ultimaker ...
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Ender 5: Bowden tube shifts in/out of extruder during retractions

I have an Ender 5 with an aluminum extruder that was printing beautifully for a few days after building it. I received a Capricorn bowden tube and new couplings as a gift, and replaced those, and now ...
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Why keep the bed heated after initial layer(s) with PLA (or PETG)?

I'm printing on an Ender 5 with the default flex/magnetic build surface. I read that PLA and PETG may sometimes be printed without any bed heating at all and also that bed heating is the main ...
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How would you clean/prepare a flexible/magnetic mat (e.g. Ender 5) as compared to a glass bed?

I have started printing about a month ago on an Ender 5 (using mostly PLA but recently also PETG) and it seems it's about time to give the print bed a more thorough cleaning than what I usually do ...
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Ender 5 Slant or Leaning when printing multiple parts

Getting slanted or leaning prints when printing multiple parts. I checked the eccentric nuts and belts aren't rubbing anything. All works well when printing a single part. But multiple parts: What am ...