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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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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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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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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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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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CR-10S / Ender5+ LCD Touchscreen Firmware Editing

How would I go about editing the LCD menus for the touchscreen? Oddly the Ender 5+ is supposed to be an upgrade but the Ender 5 (regular) has so much more stuff you can control from the LCD screen. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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) - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why use G29 during a print?

Why do printers, like the Ender 5 Plus, execute the G29 routine prior to every print? I understand the purpose of this step when MANUALLY leveling the bed since you are presented with the 16 ...
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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 ...