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Printer prints only candy floss

Printer is Monoprice MP Voxel running PLA using MP Flashprint software. Printer worked great for about 20 hours, then after a hiatus, started printing candy floss. The printer used to work fine with ...
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Lightweight-PLA (LW-PLA)

I have been trying to print lightweight PLA for a project. I settled on an RC airplane model found online. My initial prints were very problematic so I looked up other people's printing settings and ...
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Under extrusion problem

I think I have a big under-extrusion problem with my Ender 3. When I start printing, the first two or three layers print perfectly, but the nozzle gets clogged at some point and the extruder starts ...
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PLA Print fail - Stringing and underextrusion

I've been printing for a few months now and most of my prints end up pretty fine, but recently this started happening: I print on a Creality CR-10 Smart Pro with 1.75 mm PLA and a 0.4 mm nozzle at ...
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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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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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What causes these print issues after changes on my Creality CP-01 extruder?

I have a Creality CP-01 that has one of the feeders loose so I had to take down the entire extruder to fix it. After fixing it making sure it feeds properly and leveling the bed, it is producing what ...
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Experiencing Under-Extrusion and Print Instability on CReality CR6 SE with Various PLA Filaments

I am facing persistent issues with under-extrusion and print instability on my Creality CR6 SE 3D printer. Despite using different PLA filaments from various manufacturers such as Eryone, Jayo, ...
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Under extrusion? Only after a pause at layer height!

The issue appears on my Creality Ender 3 Pro only after the pause, but it seems to correct itself after a while. From what I know, it seems most likely under extrusion. I've tried purges, still same ...
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Issue with PETG adhesion

I am printing on a Prusa i3 MK3 with white PETG and I face several issues when it comes to the extruder shaping the bridge and solid infill. For the record, the temperature is set at 230 °C for the ...
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How would I fix an under extrusion problem?

Hey all I have an Ender 3 V1 and I have a problem with it under extruding. Its not putting out enough PLA to stick and it just becomes a mess. (Bed has a magnetic PEI plate that only has a few uses) ...
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Underextrusion on top of curves

Every time I print a dome-like shape, some of the last layers will be under extruded. Strangely, the very last few layers extrude fine. So, I just end up with ugly unextruded halos on all of my prints ...
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Ender 3 v2 Print not consistent

I just got my first 3D printer (Ender 3 V2) 3 days ago and at first it was printing fine but yesterday it started painting dotted lines. I heard it could be a clog so I changed the Nozzle after trying ...
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Ender 3 S1 Pro extruding/jamming on random layers

My relatively new Ender 3 S1 Pro with default extruder started to under extrude and jam on some layers. When it happens I can hear extruder skipping/clicking noises. I printed same g-code multiple ...
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Under-extrusion in Certain Locations

Recently, I've been noticing what looks like under extrusion. My first thought was a clogged nozzle, but it only occurs in some places: My printer is a PrintrBot Simple Metal, using MH Build Series 1....
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Underextrusion on small layers

I am trying to print Benchy at 50% scale out of nylon (trimmer line). And all is ok, but there is under-extrusion when the boards are already printed, but before printing the roof. Sometimes it is so ...
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Extra external layer (shell) on my first prints

I got my first 3D printer this week, a Creality Ender 3. Tried to print a few small samples to test it, but every shape I printed had an extra external layer. Please, check these images: I used ...
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I have one print that's underextruding, what settings should I change?

I've got one particular print which is causing me problems. I've printed other things without changing the filament or printer, so the problem is at least partially the print itself, which has a lot ...
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Underextrusion Cause

Printer: Ender 3 with a metal extruder - PLA After a long break from printing anything, I started printing again, but the results had obvious underextrusion issues: But after I tweaked temp, flow, and ...
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Under extrusion with Ender3

I'm having some problem with my Ender 3. I have been printing for almost a year with good results. Then, all of a sudden, the fan started to be noisy and the prints came out definitely not good. From ...
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Seams of print are underextruded causing large pits/gaps? (Prusa Mk3+, Prusa Slicer)

The seams on my print are much larger than they were a few months ago and I'm not sure what's going on or how to fix it. Pic with seams random: With aligned seams: I'm using the 0.2 mm QUALITY ...
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Ender 3 failing on the same z position every print

I have an Ender 3, I changed its extruder for one metallic one. In my last prints, I am getting issues at the same height. The extruder can't pull the filament in for that z position. I cleaned the Z ...
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What could be the reason of under extrusion on some areas?

When I print the gcode repeatly, under extrusion happens at the same place. The under extrusion not only occurs on first layer. I noticed the second layer also has some part under extruded, but not at ...
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Why Does My 3D Printer Stop Extruding PLA?

I have an Ender 3 V2 which is around 6 months old. Recently, extruding slowed to an almost complete halt seconds into a print for no apparent reason. The extruder works perfectly when extruding ...
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Printed line is thinning near the end before it proceeds to the next "loop"

I'm coming back to printing after almost a year of hiatus. Sliced a new model with the latest Cura 5. I noticed my brim lines are thinning out or under extruding or Z height lowering near the starting ...
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Missing filament at Z seam

The object on the right is a basic C channel, the outer surface should be smooth but the first ~5 mm of filament is missing after every layer change. In this example, the missing filament is ...
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Under-extrusion halfway into print - Dremel 3D45 -PETG

NEW UPDATE BELOW I am having trouble finding the cause for this under-extrusion at start/end of each layer. Something changes halfway into the print creating a visible seam at some specific layer ...
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Problems with underextrusion

I have a problem with, what I think is underextrusion (see attached photos), but I'd like to ask you If my assumption is correct. If it is underextrusion could you advice me which slicer settings ...
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Prusa i3MK3S+ layer skip with polycarbonate (overheating?)

On the last couple of polycarbonate prints with my Prusa, one or more layers have been completely skipped (i.e. no material extruded). The rest of the print is fine save some minor warping. I'm ...
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What causes inconsistency of sizes?

I printed this hook that must have 2.8 mm thickness of all walls: But actual sizes differs: And I think this is a reason why the 3.0 mm wall has a gap. Printed with Monoprice Select Mini v2, nozzle ...
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Ender 3 Pro: Flow rate drops after time

I have to set my print flow setting extremely high (up to 180 % and more) as otherwise, I get an under extrusion. I have also noticed that from time to time I have to update that setting to an even ...
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Weird lines in the print at specific heights

I recently upgraded my Ender 3 printer with all metal extruder and upgraded my mainboard from 4.2.2 to 4.2.7 silent board. I also added a Creality touch sensor for auto bed leveling. Before these ...
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Massive blobs/under extrusion/"pearl necklace" only after first few layers (Ender 3 V2)

I am struggling with a problem. In short: I have managed to set up my Ender 3 V2 in such a way that the first few layers print (almost) perfectly, but after the first few layers (do not know exactly, ...
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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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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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Inconsistent E-step calibration test results

My Ender 3 has been having intermittent under extrusion issues. Layers of good density alternate with weak mesh. When printing multiple objects at once, sometimes one will be almost entirely good, ...
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Patterned Under-Extrusion on Ender 3 Pro

I've had my Ender 3 Pro for a few months, and it's been working great. Then, after a failed print (the STL had extra seams, causing the print to get mangled), I've started having issues that I have ...
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Ender 3 v2 layer skips

I am having some issues with my printer skipping/not extruding random layers of my prints. It happens a few layers in and sometimes doesn't even affect the entire layer. I have tried switching from ...
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Ender 3 extrusion not working properly

I got a new hotend for my Ender 3. When I start to 3D print a model, everything seems to be going well. After about 20 minutes or so the extrusion stops and the extruder motor can't push the filament ...
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Ender 3 power problems, under-extrusion missing steps

My Ender 3 has started having problems printing. It does not seem to be getting enough power. I have cleaned the hot end, checked the PTFE tube seat, replaced nozzles. It is missing steps on the ...
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Ender 3 V2 under extrusion problems

Every time I start a print, midway during printing, my printer starts to under extrude. I tried lots of different models every time the problem occurs. What should I do about this?
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Can't print anything! Is this heat creep? (Detailed explanation & Photo)

I have bought an Ender 3 Pro in November. I loved 3D printing and even upgraded my machine to improve my experience. However, lately, I can't print anything due to an issue I can't seem to resolve. I ...
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Randomly underextruding/overextruding small part on CR-10

I am printing fairly cheap, but highly rated, PLA and not sure whether this is underextrusion or overextrusion; but it just looks bumpy and not clean. My settings: 195 °C at 60 mm/s bed temp 50 °C 0....
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Ender 3 v2 printing problem [closed]

Last week, my printer worked really well, but after a print it started having some printing problems. The printer stops extruding mid-print or under extrudes. After this happened, I leveled the bed ...
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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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Air printing/jamming midway through raft creation

For a school project, my teacher gave me a brand new Longer 3D printer to create parts with. After one good job, the printer cannot get past the raft creation without air printing. The thickness of ...
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Direct vs Bowden Extrusion when printing in temperature fluctuating environment

I have a Bowden extrusion printer in my garage. (Printing PLA is smelly and is nothing I want to be exposed to for an extended period of time!) I enclosed the printer within a plastic sheet housing to ...
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Is there a possibility to add variable extrusion width to models with different wall features? (Simplify3d)

I've got a problem with the new "thin features" -solution in S3D. The model I want to print has some tapered thin walls, but also some thicker parts. I want to use this option for filling ...
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Top layer and walls have gaps even with 120 % flow (Cura)

I'm printing with Geeetech A20 printer, PLA. I've started printing the same test piece while changing the following parameters: Temperature from 215 °C to 195 °C (lowering by 5 °C on each print) Flow ...
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