Questions tagged [troubleshooting]

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Print wrap up and bends

I have the Bibo 2 3d printer that has two print heads which is nice, but I couldn't never get it to print good. I did level the plate, I did buy new filament (I am using Amazon PLA), but I couldn't ...
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Compressed corner in my prints

I'm getting issues with any print in the specific corner throughout different and unrelated prints. The specific corner comes out compressed. I have tried to take pictures to illustrate the issue: ...
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Why does Marlin report the wrong temperature until print is stopped?

I have an Ender 3 Pro with a Bigtree SKR board. I just replaced the entire hot end (thermistor, heating element, Micro Swiss hotend). Now when I try to print a Benchy everything seems fine until maybe ...
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Thermal Runaway E1

I am currently building a Hypercube Evolution from a kit that was passed on to me. It uses a BIQU KFB2.0 control board and a 24 volt power supply. I have no prior experience in 3D printing. I was ...
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Vertical 5 mm diameter hole comes out fine, but diagonal 3 mm holes keep collapsing

I am trying to 3D print an object from Shapeways. Confidentiality prevents me from sharing the actual STL files publicly, but what I can say is that it's a shape about 2 cm tall x 4 cm wide x 4 cm ...
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Ender 3 V2 USB connection powers screen, but isn't detected by PC or Pi

I am trying to add an Octopi to my Ender 3 V2 but the Pi cannot detect the printer at all. So I try to connect to Windows and same result. The display turns on and is functional, but when checking ...
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Marlin 1.1.9 mesh editing causes the nozzle to hit the bed and UBL is not correcting the leveling issues

ISSUE 1 The printer is having a physical bed size of 315 x 315 mm and there are 2 stepper motors that drive the extruder up and down. The 2 Z-steppers are synced and I already have a process to make ...
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Thermal runaway

I have a bit of a headache with my Anycubic i3 Mega which originally had a Trigorila 32-bit board. I decided to swap it because of loud A4988 drivers and got myself an MKS Robin Nano 1.2. This printer ...
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New filament makes brittle prints

I recently bought 5 spools of white 1.75 mm PLA off Amazon. However, I experienced some very strange behavior when I started to print with it. First, the filament wouldn't stick to the print bed. I'...
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BLTouch not leveling

I installed a BLTouch V3.1 on my Ender 3 which is using Marlin (bugfix 2.0.x) off a Skr mini e3 v2.0. I updated the firmware using a teaching tech video. I'm having trouble when using bed leveling. It ...
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Anet A8 X axis drive-gear wobble

I've recently noticed that the pulley driving the X-axis belt on my Anet A8 is wobbling quite a lot. I took out my calipers and sure enough the hole wasn't centred. I ordered a new pulley (from a ...
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Error:Printer halted. kill() called! SKR 1.3 TFT35 3.0

I am trying to fix the very last error on my printer (custom built). Error:Printer halted. kill() called! This error occures about 5-10 minutes into a print (XYZ ...
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Ender 3 Pro goes to one location on the bed and extrudes

I'm having trouble with my customized Ender 3 Pro. It's running an SKR v1.3 board with Marlin and OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi 4. My problem is that sometimes when the printer goes to print, instead of ...
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Blender file not slicing properly in Cura

I need help with a blender file not slicing properly, the results seem very strange to me. I'm pretty new to 3D printing, I have an ender 3 pro, using Cura for slicing. I have been using blender ...
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Control issues with new printer prevent bed levelling process

I have recently built my first 3D printer from a kit, my assembly went fine with no issues but now I am struggling to level the bed correctly. My LCD screen does not give an option for manual bed ...
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Top Layer/Solid Infill Bulge

Whenever the print reaches a layer with top/solid infill, it bulges out. It is not on the same layer for every print, which rules out Z-binding. Here are things I have tried: Different slicers ...
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3D Printed Sphere, How to Remove Roughness

I have a model of an eye that I custom made in Blender 2.83 that when printed only creates roughness on the printed object near where I had the supports. The supports are not the cause of the ...
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Bumps in outer wall

First of all, I'm quite new to 3D printing. After printing some temperature towers, stringing and bridging tests, I wanted to print the Bechys to see everything working together. I'm getting some ...
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Y-min stay triggered

I have a FLSUN i3 220x220x240 with: an 2004 LCD (RepRap Discount Smart Controller) an MKS-gen-L-v1.0 printer board running Marlin firmware 2.0.5.x 3D touch sensor, a filament runout sensor. ...
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Print from card not showing on new SKR mini e3 v1.2 card

I am a newbie with a 3 months old Ender 3 Pro, my first one. I purchased, installed and loaded a new SKR Mini E3 V1.2 mobo. The LCD panel lit up as usual without problems. I selected 'print from ...
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Causes of over-extrusion?

What could be the causes of a consistent over-extrusion? I know about these: steps/mm of extruder motor set too high larger filament diameter slicer setting: filament diameter - setting it lower ...
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Print gets worse with every layer - Ender 3

First of all, I'm still new to this 3D printing and I've bought myself a second hand Ender 3 with some mods done to it. I've successfully printed with PLA in different colors but after a good first ...
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The filament is almost impossible to remove

Most people complain about the filament not sticking on build plate but mine is vice versa. At first it used to be very good. When I removed the magnetic bed the project would come off easily but for ...
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How to resume an unfinished project

I was printing a lid for a box in my Ender 3 pro printer. But I don't know why it stopped printing and moved aside when it does in finished printings. This happened at midnight and I didn't see it ...
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Replicator Mini Homing Loop

I am having 2 issues with my Replicator mini. the first issue is that at random times, I will do something on the computer, like tell the printer to unload the filiment or start a print. I will then ...
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RAMPS 1.4 LED 2 blinking when trying to heat up bed

On my i3 clone I've been trying to add the Anycubic i3 Ultrabase to my RAMPS 1.4 board and after adding the necessary configurations in the Marlin firmware I can heat up the bed. The issue is that it ...
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Bricked Mks Rumba+ Board after Power Supply Trouble

this is my first time posting on this forum, so bear with me: This is my first attempt at a RepRap project, and my go-to board has been the RepRapDiscount MKS Rumba+, since I wanted to have ...
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First 3D print made up of diagonal strands

Just got a Creality Ender 3 yesterday. Set it up and ran the dog test print. Photo below. I used the sample filament that came with the machine. I'm not 100 % what kind it is, but assuming it is ...
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Zortrax m200 skipping through menu options on it own and live print bed

Out of the blue I’ve noticed my m200 has been skipping through menu options as if someone is pushing and scrolling the control knob randomly. Then getting a print off today I got several small ...
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Can you help me improve my Renkforce RF1000 print quality?

I've got a Renkforce RF1000 which should be a good 3D printer. I got it second-hand for my birthday one year ago. I've got no way of contacting the old owner. I spend a good amount of hours fine-...
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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 Issue printing first 3 mm with Ender 3 Pro

I´ve tried tunning printer settings with different Nozzle(190-210 ºC)/ Bed(0-60 ºC) Temperatures, Fan Speeds (0-100 %), Cura and Slicer adjustemens but nothing worked. I still get the ...
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Poor adhesion on new layer - Monoprice mini select

On my Monoprice Mini Select v2 there is poor adhesion when the print head goes to put down a new layer on the bed as seen in the photo. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Nozzle digging into print after filament change

So I recently watched a YouTube video on using Cura to modify a G-code to pause at a certain height in order to change filament (using an Ender 3 Pro) first time I did it, it worked fine but now when ...
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Getting the Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2 to a usable state

I recently bought a second hand Turnigy Fabrikator Mini V2, which, as far as I can tell, is a rebrand of the Malyan M100. After my first few prints I noticed that my prints were very stringy and the ...
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Very unusual diagonal banding

Edit #2 Title changed again to better reflect the nature of the issue. I installed the Z axis motor at the top of the frame to help alleviate any misalignment that may be occurring. The Z axis runs ...
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Ender 3 pro extruder skipping steps, tried multiple things

I've already asked this question somewhere else but unfortunately I had little luck. So... my Ender 3 Pro extruder just started skipping steps, as in the gears (and the gear pinion) will rotate but ...
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Issues with print Prusa i3 infill breaking and causing clogs

I'm having some issues with my Prusa i3 prints. I'm trying to print the default beer opener print that came with the Prusa's memory card but the infill will break causing clogging and now allowing the ...
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Anet A8 moves down into piece, destroying it, just before the printer is set to finish

I hope someone can help me figure out what's going on with my printer. I have been printing a couple of pieces and it's been printing perfectly. But for some reason every now and then, the printer ...
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Thermal runaway triggers when raising temperature amid cooldown

I've noticed an interesting behavior on my Ender 3 with SKR Mini E3 mainboard and Marlin 2.0.x bugfix firmware. (otherwise, all other hardware is entirely stock) After the hotend/bed are commanded to ...
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What kind of problem is this? How does it correct itself?

I fired up my printer again last night to print something (Printrbot LC that I have customized), and happened to notice the Octopi instance still had a file that I printed ~5 years ago. Also, I ...
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Why are my layers messy and curling off the print bed?

I use an Ender 3, with cheap Amazon "Eryone PLA", which states a range from 190-220 °C, 1.75 mm dia. I have had this for about a year. I use the rough build plate, not the glass. I have ...
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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 Y-Axis Stretched (I don't believe it's layer shifting)

I've got a peculiar issue today, and was looking for some help with it. Of the six Ender 3s I manage at my college, one of them seems to be stretching the Y axis of all the prints I make with it. ...
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Help troubleshooting: wavy/lifting lines [duplicate]

Can someone help me troubleshoot? Seems like it's sticking to the bed, but not well, as lines are somewhat wavy or lifting. Is it related to adhesion? Or maybe I need to clean my extruder? I think I'...
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Casual under-extruding on Ender 3 (don't know what to do anymore!)

I own an Ender 3 that I bought in December 2018. I have now a problem with under extrusion that I don't know how to solve. I tried everything: I changed the nozzle, changed the PTFE, changed the ...
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Slow speed of the delta 3D printer

I'm running a large delta 3D printer with Repetier firmware. The problem that is irritating me is that the speed of the carriages are too slow, like an old lady that is walking in a football field. ...
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Object is supposed to be symmetrical, but the bottom edge is flattened, why?

The object is supposed to be symmetrical, but it printed with a flat edge. Cura 4.5 even generated support material to make it round, but then it came out like this: I tried printing it in the pegs ...
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All-metal hot-end Creality Ender 3 Pro jamming issues

I have a Creality Ender 3 Pro printer, and just installed the Micro-Swiss All-Metal Hotend for CR-10 S Pro. After installing following the video instructions by Micro Swiss and Teaching Tech, I set it ...
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My Z-axis is limited to 15 mm at height [closed]

I have a Prusa i3 and I have a problem concerning my Z axis. It stops at 15 mm even the object to print is more than this. Can you, please, help me to solve this problem.