Questions tagged [homing]

For questions regarding the "homing" (positioning to a known location) of 3D printing devices.

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Ender 3 V2 ignories Z-axis limit switch

My shiny new Ender 3 V2 seems to ignore the Z-axis limit switch, when I print a model. It moves the nozzle so far down, that it scratches on the bed and destroys the nozzle. However, when I use the ...
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Ender 5 Plus not going "home" (or zero) correctly

I have been successfully using the Ender 5 Plus for a month now but suddenly the printer won't go back to zero or "home" correctly. Whenever you press home or start a print it should go and ...
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X-axis homing failed with odd results on Tevo Tarantula

I recently finished building my Tevo Tarantula but now I have an issue with homing the X-axis. I have uploaded MarlinTarantula EasyConfig 2.0.x firmware with Arduino Version 1.8.15 on to the Tevo ...
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Problem setting home and getting Ender 3 basic geometry dialed in

I have the following hardware configuration: Ender 3 Pro SKR E3 Turbo Ender Extender 400XL BLTouch BTT TFT35 E3 v3.0 (Marlin/LCD and BTT/BLTouch configured) Dual Z steppers (per Teaching Tech, ...
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Recalibrating Home-position

I got myself the Ender 3. The Home position is about 1 mm left and 2 mm in front of the front left corner. Now, the hotend center axis is 11 mm from the carrier plate with the "Mk 10" cooler ...
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Problems with X axis movement

I have been printing with no problems. I have finished the spool of filament and removed the remaining filament from the Bowden tube and hotend. Before loading the new spool of filament, I decided to ...
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Define coordinates for Z homing

I have a printer with the following dimensions: L300 x W300 x H400. After flashing Marlin software, the extruder keeps homing at X77 Y50 instead of X150 Y150 that is the center of the printing area ...
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Homing damages limit switches Ender 3

I'm new to 3D printing and have bought an Ender 3. I have printed a few good prints but I'm noticing a worsening issue: When I select "autohome" the axes head towards their limit switches, but the y ...
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Ender 3 Pro Auto home and USB connection problems

I have just bought the Ender 3 Pro printer but I'm having issues. When I press auto home the Y-axis, aka the bed, doesn't stop but just keeps going and slipping making an awful noise. I have even ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a BLTouch in place of a limit switch?

This is about practicality. I'm hearing that people are using their BLTouch not to adjust the Z offset, but as the limit switch for the machine! Why is this so? What are the pros and cons of using a ...
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Ender 3 home location

I have an Ender 3 and I have a problem with auto home. I use auto home and then level the bed with the wheels beneath the bed. I then start a print and the first layer is well above the bed. Perhaps ...
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Pause, rehome X/Y, resume

Every now and then I'll have a problem with layer shift. Solving this is a separate issue, but it occurred to me: most of the time when this happens I notice right away because of the noise. What if ...
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Prevent raising Z-axis after homing

I've recently configured my Bigtreetech mini e3 v1.2, and I have every aspect of the printer running well except for the initialized homing sequence (the problem is sometimes small enough to where I ...
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3D printer homing issue, nozzle damaging the bed when printing

I have a custom Cartesian style 3D printer. The controller board has been upgraded to a BIGTREETECH SKR V 1.4 Turbo. This is a 32 bit board. Marlin 2.0.3 seemed to build and install with less issues ...
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How can I get my printer to home correctly?

I have a Creality CR-10 with EZABL (bed leveling sensor). I'm not sure what prompted the printer to think the center is the origin. The printer homes in the dead center of the bed to start the auto ...
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Prints are mirrored in X-axis and inverted in Y-axis direction

My custom 3D printer prints everything inverted. I guess this is a homing problem as the motor moves in correct direction. In Pronterface, if I press -Y — bed moves forward (towards the Y endstop) if ...
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Issue crashing Z-axis when I home X or Y axes

I'm just getting started in 3D printing by rebuilding an old machine from scratch updating firmware etc. It is all wired up and I am calibrating and completing tuning before a first print. I am having ...
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How to center my prints on the build platform? (Re-calibrate homing offset)

When I print large prints close to (but not exceeding) the maximum dimensions of the heated build platform on my Anet A8, the brim or skirt or the print itself is printed outside the heated bed, while ...
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Different steps per unit while Z-Homing

Recently I've had some problems with my printer. My board and drivers got fried. Long story short, Now I have MKS-Gen-L v1.0 with LV8729 for X,Y,Z axes and extruder with these steps/mm: ...
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Marlin Z-probe Failure!

I'm using Marlin. Recently my Z-probing randomly doesn't work. Sometimes during Z-Homing it goes up instead of going down to sense the Bed! In Bed Leveling it goes higher and higher every time. It ...
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Ender 3 + SKR 1.4 + Marlin 2.0.x bugfix - what bed size/min/max positions should I use?

On my Ender 3, it seems that the Y-axis can only move forward 220 mm after which the carriage will hit the tensioner. This seems repeatable so I don't think it's a hardware issue (unless it's expected ...
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Issue with Z homing on Ender 3 Pro with Marlin

I've just changed the motherboard on my Ender 3 Pro with a MKS GEN_L v1.0 and flashed the latest Marlin version on it. I've calibrated my bed manually using the default XY and Z auto home commands on ...
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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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Help coding the MIN_POS and x/y probe offsets

I've read a lot of posts in regard to these subjects but I think that the advice is just so saturated it's hard to know what to follow. I've had trouble with my bed min pos and x/y probe offsets ever ...
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Installed bed leveling probe, now Z homing moves to center

I installed a BLTouch bed leveling probe on my printer which uses Marlin 2.0.5.3. Now the printer seems to be of two minds when it comes to finding the origin. Homing XY moves to the lower left as it ...
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How to set Home Offsets and Manual Home definitions in Marlin correctly? [duplicate]

I am using an Ender 3 and I have just upgraded to the Hero Me Gen 5 fan duct adapter. This has shifted the nozzle position. I also flashed some new Marlin 2 firmware and in the Hero Me manual it says ...
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Bed size and nozzle homing offset in Marlin 1.1.9 firmware

This is driving me up the wall, hope somebody can give me some advice... I have an Anet A8 (metal frame, so 'AM8'). Bed is the original 220x220 mm. When the nozzle is at the X/Y end stops it ...
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Increase Z-homing probe number

I'm using latest stable Marlin 1.1.9.1 with BLTouch. The BLTouch seems a bit damaged so I want to increase its accuracy with multiple measurements. I've increased ...
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CoreXY printer homes in the wrong direction, but moves correctly when moved manually

So I'm using TH3D firmware on my CoreXY printer and when I move it from the LCD it moves correctly, but when I try to home X or Y it goes in the wrong direction. It's set to home to min in firmware. ...
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Creality Ender 3 X axis homing issue

I bought an Ender 3 recently. Auto-home is on the right front moving away from the end stop. I did reverse the wiring of the X axis motor, it did not work. I had Marlin 2.x uploaded, it didn't work ...
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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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Anet A8 with Marlin firmware: Auto Home is crashing into bed

I got things moving from the answer to a previous question. Now, since the base-video I'm following is non-English, I want the next phase fixed: Probing failed ...
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RF100 Settings after reinstalling firmware

I have an RF100 v.1 printer with stock software (again) onboard. After my attempt of changing firmware, the X-axis motor decided to stray printhead away out of the borders of the printer and somehow ...
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Homing the 3D printer

I have just built my first 3D printer, and I am having some problems. It is a Cartesian based 3D printer, using Marlin firmware and Pronterface software. My problem is homing the 3D printer. I do not ...
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Anet A8 & BLTouch not homing Z

I have an Anet A8 with Marlin Firmware 1.1.9 and I installed a BLTouch sensor. When I start the system the BLTouch does its self test (extend and retract the probe twice) and then lights up red. When ...
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X and Y homing issues

I get an error: printer halted. (kill() called! Any time I home my machine's X or Y axis. I have just installed a 3D touch auto bed level sensor, ironically it ...
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Ender 3 homing problem

I got myself a Creality Ender 3 and just finished assembling it and I noticed that the home position is at the right instead of the left. It also is about about 3 mm in front of the right corner. ...
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Weird Movement and not homing

https://photos.app.goo.gl/O6yPf3sDeV1yhS0C2 I tried to illustrate my problem in the videos above, two of them show the weird movement and the other shows me clicking on the home button repeatedly. ...
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How to set a new homing position using software and/or slicer without changing hardware end-stop?

Before the question, here is my setup; Prusa i3 (with mainboard Mks Gen v1.2) Repetier as slicer Marlin source code My main task is to convert my 3D printer into a chocolate printer. I have ...