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3D Printer keeps pausing during prints

I have used this 3D printer for over a year now and I just now started running into this problem. It is an Anycubic Chiron with no mods or anything custom added. It is placed in a cabinet my dad and I ...
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Print is rotated perfectly on bed, while straight in the slicer. X-axis moves slowly while printing a straight Y-axis line

I have a weird problem that I can't seems to find an answer for. I'm using SuperSlicer with my Ender3 + OctroPrint setup. The prints on the bed in SuperSlicer is perfectly straight However, it seems ...
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What caused the blackening of this filament?

About 5 hours into a print last night, the filament stopped extruding leaving the model unfinished. On investigation, I saw that the filament had stopped feeding. I can see marks on the filament left ...
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The nozzle hits the bed and does not lift when I do G29 P4 to edit UBL mesh

I have an issue with my 3D printer which is operating on SKR 1.4 Turbo board and Marlin 2.0.8. I have a conductive probe and UBL is enabled. The mesh building goes fine and I have no issues with the ...
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How to stop scratching the bed and print properly on an Ender 3 V2

I am new to 3D printing, and I just put together the printer yesterday, and I spent a while trying to level it, but if I move the bed too low when it moves it gets stuck on the motor for it in the ...
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Why is my 3D printer making a loud knocking sound after installing BLTouch?

Everything was working perfectly until I installed the BLTouch. After installing it every time I print it makes a loud knocking/clicking sound. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am using a Neptune 2 ...
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Nozzle getting clogged all the time

Recently, my Ender 3D Pro has been unable to print any large models successfully with PLA as the filament starts to expand inside the Teflon tube, causing a clog after about an hour of printing. I am ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro V2 Auto Bed Leveling probe sticks

My CR-10 is only a couple of months old. It came factory fitted with auto bed leveling. Recently, the bed leveling probe has stuck in the withdrawn position whilst it is measuring prior to a print. ...
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Evenly spaced bulges and one spot of localized underextrusion

I am having two separate issues. One is specific to this particular model, the other is on all my prints, but more pronounced on 90° vertical walls. The first issue is a localized area of under ...
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Geeetech A10M extrusion issues

So I purchased a Geeetech A10M a while back and have never been able to get it to print right. I own two other Ender 3's and have been printing for about 4 years now. I fix most issues myself but this ...
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CR-6 SE rebooting at fixed moments in print

My printer seems to be responding poorly to some of the prints I provide it with. At a certain time, usually after at least half an hour. For example, the print I tried today (twice) kept crashing ...
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Clearing persistent partial clog after printing nylon

My Prusa i3 MK3S printer experienced a partial clog last time I was printing with nylon. Although I've experienced clogs and partial clogs before, all the usual tricks I've tried have not worked this ...
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How do I make the layers stick together more and warp less?

I have a Chiron from Anycubic and I have had some leveling issues in the last few weeks, however, I believe that I have sorted that. The layers attached to the base plate or the raft now come out very ...
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Sporadic thermal runaway E1 error on Ender 3 Pro, continues after thermistor replacement. What could be the cause?

My Ender 3 Pro started throwing the Thermal Runaway E1 error last week. Previous to that I had not modified or changed anything on the printer in months, other than move it's location. I replaced the ...
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Strange and layer shifts in X axis prints

This problem started technically just before a major move but I had hoped it was a "one off" issue... I started up my trusty Ender 3 today to find it may have actually gotten worse and I'm ...
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Ender 3 destroyed itself... HELP!

Recently I noticed a small issue with my Creality Ender 3, where I would come home and find one of the bed leveling wheels had fallen off. This one wheel keeps vibrating loose. It's not really ...
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Stripe down the middle of BLTouch mesh is somehow not level

I'm fairly new to 3D printing, but I've had my Ender 3 V2 for some time and have made some upgrades to it, including a BLTouch module and some non-stock firmware that seemed to really help. Now, I can'...
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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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Inconsistent layer widths and uneven outer walls

I have problems with layer widths and uneven outer walls on my 3D prints. Sometimes layers are squeezed and sometimes pushed outside. I noticed that these problems happen when there are retractions on ...
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How to determine the firmware and firmware version of a Frankensbox fx-800? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a used Frankensbox fx-800 3D Printer and I am coming up with little info on it. I've tried the website, Google, and their Facebook page looking for some kind of support. I am ...
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Blobs or white patches in lithophane

I'm getting zits or blobs in lithophanes while printing on my Ender 3 and 10S Pro. I tried a suggestion: change resolution in mesh fixes of Cura to 0.5 (from 0.05 default). That removed the zits. But ...
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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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Acceptable temperature variation in heated bed

Ever since my original Creality CR-10S Pro heated bed quit and was replaced, I have had trouble with bed adhesion and printed first layer material warping using PLA and auto bed leveling. I am getting ...
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Ender 3 motors zero movement

I’ve just bought an Ender 3 Pro (my first printer). I followed a video guide on YouTube and set everything up. I had to flash the latest firmware because my system wouldn’t boot. Now I have zero ...
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Why is my outer wall layer printing with gaps and flaking off on this specific shape?

Printer: Ender 3 Pro - Direct drive, BLTouch, stock magnetic print bed surface Material: PLA - multiple brands Slicer Settings: Layer Height .2 mm Initial Layer Height .1 mm Line Width .4 mm (with .4 ...
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What is this printing error and how can it be fixed?

I am not sure what this error is called but would like to learn how to correct it. There is an error at the very top of the print, and then the lower layers at the bottom of the top section. Printing ...
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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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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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How to move my 3D print file on the Z-axis in Creality slicer software?

I am completely new to 3D printing and am borrowing someone else's Ender printer for a school project. I have never used CAD before either. I used Onshape to create my design and then exported it as a ...
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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+ 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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What would cause magic smoke with a BLTouch installed?

I decided to purchase a BLTouch for my Ender 3 V2. I did all the physical installation of the BLTouch at the same time as adding LED lighting. I plugged in the power to test the lighting (BLTouch was ...
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Help With PLA settings

I’m just getting my feet wet with 3D printing, and I’ve had a few prints do this. Curious if anyone has any ideas for me that might help clean this up? (I don’t really have anyone in my personal ...
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Fill hollow part of body in the 3D model

Sorry, I'm new in 3D printing and modeling and I need help. I bought a 3D model with a hollow part of the body that doesn't print on my printer normally (with very high resolution (layer is 0.12 mm, ...
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Excessive filament powder/shavings near the extruder

I'm printing a Tower of Pi on my Ender 3, and I woke up to find this near the extruder: All my attempts to google this led to checking for either a clogged nozzle or the extruder itself stripping the ...
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Trouble printing perpendicular walls

I'm trying to print the following model: I'm using Simplify3d to print the model with the following settings on my Qidi X-pro: Filament is ABS Bed temp is 100 °C Extruder temp is 230 °C 1 top layer ...
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GRBL with low feed rate not working

I have a cheap 3000 mW laser cutter that I'm trying to cut 3 mm black acrylic. I'm lowering the feed rate to try to get it to cut in one pass. I have the G-code for a small circle (16 mm) but it seems ...
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First layer problem

I have Ender 3 v2 with BLTouch and Marlin 2.0.x software There is a problem on the first layer it allows come wrong the last problem I have it is the first layer it is not constant on the bed it comes ...
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How to center print head after Marlin upgrade?

Flashed Marlin to my Tronxy XY-2 Pro but two things are happening: I tried printing a rook but the print got shoved to the front left corner. X is way off to the right when it homes. The computer ...
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How to enable Z-offset on MKS TFT28 V4.0

I am trying to enable Z-offset on MKS MKS TFT28 V4.0 touch screen but I couldn't for some reason. This is the code that I have uploaded to the Screen firmware in which you can see that I have enabled ...
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How to improve this Benchy? BIQU B1

I have just acquired my first 3D printer, a BIQU B1. Overall I'm quite pleased with the printing results but I'm having minor defects on the Benchy test. I'm not sure what the problem is, but I guess ...
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Comgrow Mini Laser Engraver - Adding laser to Windows laser control software

I recently bought a Mini Desktop Laser Engraver by Comgrow. So far, the limited functionality of their iOS app has been fine for little trinkets for testing. Pretty good product for the cheap price. ...
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Ender 3 V2 blank screen and LCD continuous beeping with clicks

So I have been having an ongoing problem with my printer that I just can't solve. I don't usually ask the questions on stack exchanges until my problem gets unsolvable. Unfortunately like this one ...
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RAMPS 1.6 VCC and 5 V jumper issues

This is a bizarre issue. Everything was working fine until a month ago. I upgraded to RAMPS 1.6 after my 1.4 board decided it wanted to go to the big chip in the sky. I ordered a kit to replace the 1....
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Able to compile, but not upload

The board is BTT SKR v1.1. I know the board is connected with COM3. I get the Avrdude 500 timeout. I am using VS Code, and am close, but need to know exactly what changes to make in config/adv.
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Screen stays black on new Ender 3 V2 after power-on

I decided to finally purchase an Ender 3 v2. It arrived today and after a few hours of making sure everything is straight, I tried to power it and do a test print... I was disappointed to see that the ...
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Stringy first layer (possible extruder issue?)

This is my first 3D printer so I'm not entirely sure what could be the cause of this issue. I recently got a SUNLU S8 3D printer and have been trying to print the first test file, however, the layers ...
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What is cause of blob when layer area reduces by 50%?

This is printing PETG extruding at 250 °C, 1st layer bed at 80 °C then 60 °C on other layers. Nozzle is 0.4 mm; printer is German Reprap X400. The all metal extruder is clean with no oozing. The ...
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Z banding issue

I'm currently facing a Z banding issue that frustrates me more and more. My printer is a modified Anycubic I3 Mega. Customizations: Mainboard: Bigtreetech SKR 1.4 Turbo Stepper Drivers: TMC 2208 v3 ...
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EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer Toolhead Hits Platform

I have an EcubMaker TOYDIY 4-in-1 3D Printer. When using the FDM Dual Toolhead, it runs into the platform and I have to shut it down to stop it from making saying terrible sounds. I did use the last ...

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