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Anycubic X extruder dripping brown sludge

My Anycubic X extruder seems to have a nasty smell and brown sludge coming from a port where two wires/tubes interface to the head. Could anyone help me diagnose this problem and what I should do? I’m ...
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Help troubleshooting clogging issue

I have a Neptune 3 Pro with Klipper/MainSail. Direct drive extruder. Recently went to an all metal hotend. I replaced the heatbreak (I am using a 1.75 mm POLISI3D Improved Nano Coated Bimetallic ...
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Extruder digging into filament Ender 3 V2 Neo

I am a newbie in 3D printing. I bought a used Ender 3 V2 Neo from a shop (demo unit/display model) few days ago and I have been trying it in few hours sessions. A problem I came across twice now in ...
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Sovol SV06 Plus extruder issues

My SV06 Plus printed fine for a few months and then all of a sudden it started clogging really badly so I tore it down and cleaned it well, greased all the appropriate parts and such. Then I put it ...
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New Creality branded direct extruder clicks, won't extrude

I have an Ender 3 Pro (4.2.2 board). I just installed the Creality branded direct extruder/hot end. I was going to try and calculate my steps/mm for the extruder, but I am just getting clicks from the ...
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Extruder occasionally reverses direction

The extruder gears on my Ender 3D printer v.4.1 occasionally reverse direction when feeding the PLA filament, as if testing it by trying to pull it out, then resume the correct direction and continue ...
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What is causing this under extrusion that only happens after travel moves

I am getting this under extrusion on my prints but only after travel moves. The rest of the print looks fine. My printer is a Monoprice Maker Select V2 (rebranded Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2) with a ...
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Rocking extruder stepper gets hot [closed]

I have an i3 pro. The extruder motor does not work all. It rocks back and forth and gets really hot. I changed the wires, swapped the pins, changed motor - all it does is hum. I even went through the ...
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Extruder feed tube

I have two 3D printers which both have filament feeder tubes that run from the extruder to the nozzle, as usual. But both feeder tubes are very opaque and it is very difficult if not impossible to see ...
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Extruder feeding excessive material

I've been trying to print concrete using a 7mm nozzle. The issue I'm facing is my extruder is pushing too much material in the print head and material can't be extruded at the same rate from the ...
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Extruder motor doesn't pull filament during job only

I have a weird problem over here, I'm restoring an FLSUN Kossel Mini (with a RAMPS 1.4 board) and it printed fine for the last two days. Now when I initiate a print job, the extruder motor doesn't ...
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How do I stop the extruder from sticking to the back corner of the part?

I was gifted a Creality Ender-3 and thus have begun my first foray into 3D printing. Things went well for the setup and first prints; I printed some of the 3D files that came with the printer, then ...
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Extruder motor moves in the wrong direction [duplicate]

The extruder motors of my Zonestar Z9V5 Pro are rotating in the wrong direction, removing the filaments instead of pushing. Someone can help me solve this. Software is up to date.
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Are there specific advantages in using ball bearings on the extruder drive bearings

I'm probably going to answer my own question because I ordered a set of ball bearings to repair the extruder and then walked passed my lathe and realised all I had to do was turn some brass bushes the ...
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3D Print Failing With Extruder Not Extruding After a While

I own a Qidi X-Plus 3D printer and have been trying to get it to print properly but to no avail. I've leveled the bed and have been fiddling with the Z-offset yet my prints still fail. Weirdly enough, ...
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Extruder motor not turning while printing, but works while testing on Ender 3

I have an Ender 3 with the silent board, BLTouch, and Marlin 2.0.6 installed. Recently I've the problem of the extruder not moving while printing, but works fine during testing. I tried changing the ...
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No extrusion from G-code for cold extrusion application in soldering robot

My 3D printer is a Monoprice Maker Select v2 and the G-code is being written with VS Code locally and sent with OctoPrint (I have tried directly from the SD as well to no avail). I have macgyvered the ...
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3D printer giving me “too long extrusion prevented” error message when ever I try to print a model made in Blender

I am able to print files from Thingiverse just fine but having trouble printing anything designed in Blender. I get the error message “too long extrusion prevented” following which the print fails. I ...
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Ender 3 filament retracts on its own

While printing flat surfaces the filament would begin to retract by itself, even if the printer is actively extruding it. I've been remedying it by occasionally pushing the filament by hand, has ...
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Error "echo:too long extrusion prevented" when printing a model I made in Blender

I am new to 3D printing but decided to follow the build-your-own-printer route. It’s a simple design running on Marlin with a RAMPS 1.4 board. So far I have printed the 2 mm calibration cube and two ...
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Extruder motor jerking back and forth

I recently got a used Creator Pro printer, and I just did a few prints amounting to about 10 hours of total print time, with no issue. But suddenly, the extruder started jerking filament back and ...
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Ender 3 loss of power

I have a Sprite Pro extruder kit with the BTT SKR Mini E3 screen bundle. When I plug in the Sprite Pro, the entire board shuts off. What do I need to do? I have tried to switch the wires.
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What is the difference between a Bowden extruder and a direct drive extruder?

As these are the two most commonly used extruder systems in FDM printers, I would like to know what is the difference between them. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using each of them?
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Ultimaker 2 Go - Converting to Use 1.75 mm Filament

I'm working on converting an Ultimaker 2 Go to use 1.75 mm filament. So far, I have replaced the bowden tube, replaced the feeder with this one: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-feeder-1-...
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Adjust E-step on Ender 3 v2 Neo

I have just calibrated my extruder and everything is ok. When I extrude 100 mm of filament, everything is correct, but when I attach the Bowden tube to the nozzle, the length of filament that is ...
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Replacement Extruder for CR10 Pro Smart

Is the Sprite Extruder Pro Kit the correct kit to replace my extruder on my CR 10 Pro Smart or is there another option from Creality?
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Replacing (and identification) of a broken piece of the extruder

I've an Ender 3 and a piece broke. The part that is broken is on top of the Z stepper motor that guides the filament to the extruder. The metal "guide wheel" that hugs the filament as its ...
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Ender 3 V2 Neo upgraded with Biqu H2 V2 not extruding

I'm doing something special with my Ender 3 V2 Neo these days. Gotten to upgrade to the direct extruder Biqu H2 V2. Nothing is out for the Neo version yet - like adapters and such - so I have modified ...
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Crealty Ender 3 v2; Impossible to calibrate extruder

I have a Creality Ender 3 v2 3D printer and I recently had trouble while printing. After some investigations, I found that a piece from the initial plastic extruder was broken (the lever with the ...
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Filament Problem: Benchy example

What could be going wrong here? I have never seen this sort of printing problem before or I am just not recognizing it. It most definately is coming from the filament because I have tried switching ...
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Z-Offset Multiple Heads on Tool Change

I have created my own tool changer for my 3D Printer but I'm having an issue with the Z-offset for each head. Firmware: Marlin 2.1 Slicer: Cura I have used the offset wizard to get the Z-offset of ...
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Why do we change E-steps based on the hotend?

I know why and can understand the logic of changing E-steps for a new extruder- obviously it is related to the number of turns of the stepper. What I don't understand is how the hotend could alter the ...
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Extruder MK8 won't turn using RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin

I am building my own 3D printer and I finish almost everything the only thing that I can't solve is how to start the extruder stepper motor. I am using Pronterface and Marlin. I can't even make the ...
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What could have caused this damage?

My Dremel 3D45 stopped the extrusion. I removed the nozzle thinking about it was clogged. But still it didn't solve. Also the nozzle was harder to remove than usual. So I removed the bottom cover and ...
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Creality Ender-3 V2 motors going insane

I recently started using my Ender 3 V2 again because I needed it to print a hook. I went through multiple problems that I could solve by updating the firmware but after starting the print, I heard a ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder skipping and knocking, tried multiple things

I recently purchased some MatterHackers Quantum PLA and began printing on my Ender 3 Pro. I successfully printed three times with no problem, on the fourth print about 2 hours in, the extruder started ...
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Why the extruder is making this noise? CR10 Smart Pro

The extruder makes a weird sound like moving an old door without an oily hinge - both when advancing or retracting. This video shows the problem: https://www.veed.io/view/055d1724-838a-48d1-98d7-...
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Broken stepper motor?

After encountering extreme under extrusion on my Anycubic i3 Mega, I first cleaned the nozzle and ended up replacing the entire hotend + nozzle. Since that did not help and I couldn't see any issues ...
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Ender 3 Pro extruder keeps clogging

I'm fairly new to 3D printing and looking for help. I have an Ender 3 Pro and it's been working great up until about a week ago. When I preheat the extruder, the nozzle gets hot as it should, but it ...
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Is a thermoplastic's glass state relevant for 3D printing extrusion?

From my understanding of FFF 3D printing, the glass state is usually used to heat the bed for better first layer adhesion. Other than that, does the extruder keep ex:PLA in a glass state for any ...
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eSun Silk Rainbow PLA leads to nozzle clogging

I use eSUN (Silk) PLA filament daily and I've never had an issue. I use the parameters suggested by the manufacturer: nozzle temperature: 210 °C bed temperature: 60 °C (with purple glue) The ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 Error, Extruder text jumps randomly

Ender 3 Pro, everything is stock except that I swapped the magnetic sheet for a glass bed. As the tin says, I'll get this error around a half hour into a print: ...
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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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The nozzle keeps clogging, midway through the print while printing with PETG filament

I've recently purchased Creality Ender 3 V2. When I print PLA, I face no issue at all but while printing PETG, the nozzle keeps clogging after the second or third layer. I even tried printing PETG by ...
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New Ender 3 E-steps off by 367?

I usually see Ender 3's set at 93 for the E-steps which is still too low, and require adjusting to around 99 steps/mm, but a brand new Ender 3 (base model), running 1.1.6.2 firmware, was extruding at ...
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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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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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Filament not being extruded

I'm pretty new to 3D printing, got my printer about 5 days ago and spent most of my time with it. First off, it is an Ender 3 Pro with everything stock, haven't made any upgrades except I run it with ...
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PLA Globbing up on the Extruder Nozzle

My Ender 3 was printing great. However, I'm now getting all sorts of globbing up on the Extruder nozzle. This is causing the prints to fail, and if I come back after a print I'm often getting 1/3 of ...
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Nozzle digs into material and extruder starts skipping after some layers

So around a year ago I built a 3D printer very similar to a Creality CR10 and ever since I've built it, after some layers the nozzle appears to be digging into the print and the extruder starts ...
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