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Getting PLA to stick to a cold bed

Most of the same reccomendations that apply for adhesion to a hot bed apply for a cold one. The first ones to come to mind: really dial in the nozzle height make the first layer taller than the rest ...
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First time assemble of Anet A6 printer. Only fan works

This definitely sounds like a problem with your wiring if you have a genuine Anet A6, the genuine A6 comes with a 12864 full graphic display. For sure, you are missing 1 flat ribbon cable (see below). ...
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Why the Anet A6 can't do .05 layer height

Your question is based on an incorrect premise. Just because the specifications list "minimum layer height: 0.1mm" does not mean the printer is unable to print thinner layers. It just means that the ...
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Why the Anet A6 can't do .05 layer height

I'm not familiar with the Anet A6 specifically, but as many other things in a 3D printer, the minimum layer height is co-determined by a number of factors. For the Z-axis the factors I am aware of ...
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Anet A6 Firmware

Skynet3D is an obsolete fork of Marlin Firmware that was created because the displays of the Anet printers have a different layout in terms of pin assignment. When the code stabilized, the fork of ...
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK... (mains voltage issue!)

The UK uses 230 V mains voltage. The 220 V designation is from the past, Europe is now using 230 V. You do not have to worry about the frequency. You should place the switch to 220&...
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Anet A6 printer power on/off

The Anet A6 does not have a power switch. To power the printer you need to put the power cord into the socket. To "safely power off" the printer you need to pull the plug from the socket. You can even ...
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Extruder get loose

I am sorry to inform you, but your picture looks like your hotend has a broken heatbreak. The heatbreak is the screw that connects the heater block with he coldend. Your first picture clearly shows ...
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Anet A6 ERR MAXTEMP BED error

I'm posting the answer here hoping that will help anyone that encounters a similar issue. A post on another site indicated that these boards are known to be problematic. After some digging, I came up ...
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Low Accuracy while perfect travel movement

You shouldn't calibrate the steps/mm for the X, Y, and Z axes. Just use the default settings which are based on the theoretical values for the given belts/leadscrews/threaded rods. The mistake is in ...
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Filament moving around and not sticking to bed

If the printed material moves with the nozzle, you might have several problems at hand, e.g.: adhesion, nozzle to bed distance and overall level. Nozzle to bed distance needs to be the thickness ...
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Adding a filament sensor

With marlin firmware: source here: filiament sensor config ...
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Problems with feeding the filament into the bowden tube

What you are after is a small common mod called... filament guide (as your question title!). The first one to pop up in my google search was this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:346736 which in ...
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Anet A6's filament not feeding through the nozzle

Many printers have a problem with inserting filament into the extruder. Cutting it at an angle is a huge help. It is also very possible that you have a cog or a bad extruder nozzle. This link could ...
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Anet A6 heat bed stopped working

This is a shot in the dark, but the vast majority of problems with a heating bed stopping to work is usually at the cables/connectors interface. This is because in printers like the A6, the cable/...
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Anet A6 install bed leveling sensor

You need to do two or three things: Print a holder or bracket for the probe, if your probe did not come with one, and looking at the eBay item listing, it doesn't appear to include a bracket. There ...
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Threads for nozzle (Anet A6 extruder)

look for MK8 or V6 nozzles that are for 1.75mm filament. but to answer your question the exact threading is M6 x 1mm thread pitch both MK8 and e3d v6 nozzles use m6 x 1mm pitch Source: manual ...
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Threads for nozzle (Anet A6 extruder)

The Anet A6 uses the mk8 extruder (also used by the Anet A8). Please search for mk8 nozzles (for 1.75 mm filament). These nozzles use M6 threads. Standard nozzle size is 0.4 mm.
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Anet A6 - First time assembled, won't turn on

Welcome to 3d Printing! as this is a first day of the printer there could be a list of items... First thing first: disconnect all peripherals, so we can test mainboard. Before connecting PSU we can ...
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Using an Anet A6 3D printer in the UK... (mains voltage issue!)

@Oscar was correct, so long as the switch is set at 220 V, the printer will turn on. I am adding this answer to help anyone else who has a similar problem. I strongly recommend that you buy a ...
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1st layer problems with .1 layer height

Assuming you are using a 0.4mm nozzle, 0.1 layers are very close to the edge of what you can do. As @PR90 said, a Z adjustment will probably help. My process for this: If you have a heated bed, ...
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1st layer problems with .1 layer height

You likely need to re-calibrate the Z-height of your nozzle. The reason that a lot less plastic is coming out of the nozzle at 0.1mm is that the actual gap is likely smaller than 0.1mm. This makes the ...
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Anet A6 Z-axis min endstop not triggering

The A6 3D Printer Installation Instruction shows that there is an endstop, part 2-7-2, page 4, included in the kit: It needs to be fitted as shown on page 8: ...
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Anet A6 Z-axis min endstop not triggering

There is no such thing as a software endstop for the 3D printer. When you power a printer the print head can be located at every X, Y, Z position (usually, Z is at the print height of your last print,...
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Getting PLA to stick to a cold bed

Fresh 3M blue painter’s tape coated in a watered down solution of Elmer’s white glue works wonders - even when cold - for PLA. The tape needs to be re-applied and coated for each print for it to ...
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Filament moving around and not sticking to bed

Also check your speed settings. 1st layer should always be printed 50% of the normal speed, if not less. (my choice is 20mm/s) If your overall printing speed is really fast, collision with already ...
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Anet A6 stock power wires.. the live, the zero and the ground. Which is which

This picture shows the correct wiring for a British 13A mains plug: The green/yellow wire must always be connected to the earth terminal (at the top of the plug). This is most important, and will ...
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Anet A6 assembly problem - remaining power cables don't match instructions

The manual appears to be available here, Installation Instruction_Anet A6 3D Printer - Elektor However, according to this comment from Hard copy of the build guide?, there is a mistake in the PDF of ...
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Anet A6, Marlin 1.1.x, bed leveling with sensor probe

Eventually it was a mixture of things that sort of solved this. Setting the Z-offset a bit more tight helped some Probing with more gridpoints helped Instead of using glue, I used painterstape. Way ...
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How do I set my Z offset?

So the new silicone buffers raised the bed by 5 mm? When this happens, you should raise the endstop also with 5 mm. Else the printer will go down to the Z endstop that is effectively 5 mm below the ...
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