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Filament isn't going into the Bowden tube, instead it goes "into the room"

This is typically caused by resistance in the tube or hotend but in your case it appears to be mostly caused by a very poorly designed extruder. The filament needs to be constrained closer to the ...
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Filament isn't going into the Bowden tube, instead it goes "into the room"

Your extruder is encountering resistance and the filament path is too open. Your teeth seem to be biting in too hard. Loosen up your tensioners a bit. Teeth biting too hard deforms the filament. ...
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Noise Reduction

I do know about your budget, but I would suggest to buy a silent 3d printer like Prusa i3 mk3 which is about $1k. If you decide to tinker your printer instead than take a look on other possibilities: ...
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Bed too close to nozzle?

No, the bed does not look too close to the nozzle, it could well be that it is too far from the nozzle. However, the brim looks okay, but the method you follow is questionable. Using a feeler gauge ...
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Filament isn't going into the Bowden tube, instead it goes "into the room"

There are two parts to this problem. First, the extruder is meeting too much resistance in the print. There can be several causes, from the first layer being too low, a blocked nozzle, too low a ...
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Question about retraction distance and stringing/print quality with PETG

You cannot endlessly increase the retraction distance, doing so leads to different problems as you encountered. As a rule of thumb, the retraction distance should not exceed the length of your nozzle. ...
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Nozzle insulation gone, can the printer be damaged?

Removing the insulation will not damage the printer, although it may affect the quality of the prints. The insulation is, after all, there for a purpose. Allowing too much heat to escape radiatively ...
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What are the specifications of the dual voltage controller of the Ender 3/CR-10?

I own the Ender 3, and it runs on 24V, as this photo of the power supply shows: From power supply to the board, it uses a 2-wire line connected with a XT60 plug/jack that is common on RC cars: The ...
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Setup Creality CR-10 in Cura

GCode flavor: the firmware your machine uses. Google tells me CR-10 uses Marlin, so you should select that. Volumetric Marlin is not very common. Print Head Settings X/Y min/max define the bounding ...
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Noise Reduction

Personally for vibration reduction I use a large mouse pad I cut to size, but I'd imagine the carpet would perform just fine. I would also recommend enclosing your printer (this had the most profound ...
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Noise Reduction

I use a paving block with rubber feet underneath it on the floor. It is very effective: The 3D printer is sitting right beside a door, and you can't hear it printing from the other side of the door. ...
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Filament extrusion always stops at some point during print

Stringing? The stringing is explained by your relatively low retraction settings, 1.5 mm is not much for a Bowden setup. As do too high printing temperatures. Stopping mid printing? What you ...
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Under-extrusion after a certain amount of successful layers?

This is partial answer and comment as it was too big to fit the comment section, it will be a proper answer once the question is updated by the OP. What you call a weird spiral pattern is the result ...
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Clogging due to heat creep: buy new cooler or new hotend?

To fight heat creep, you must understand why this is happening. Heat creeps up the hotend assembly as a result of incorrect settings or hardware setup causing the filament to prematurely soften and ...
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How to measure the nozzle diameter?

I have found that normal measuring devices are not particularly helpful with accurately measuring nozzle diameters. But you're already off to a great start. What is helpful is to take them somewhere ...
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How to measure the nozzle diameter?

The correct tool for measuring a hole usually is a Bore Gauge, but that doesn't work for super small holes like nozzles and generally needs holes at least 5 mm in diameter. For those small holes, ...
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Noise Reduction

Change DRV8825 / A49nn series on board stepper driver with Trinamics TM2100 ( in silentChop mode) will make your step motors almost silent. They are outstanding. But there are couple of disadvantages:...
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Low Filament Sensor for Creality CR-10?

TL;DR You need to have the version 2.x controller board (and the associated CR-10S firmware) to use the filament sensor. If you do not then you will need to upgrade your controller board. Board ...
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Creality CR-10 Clogs and Underextrusion - Filament at fault?

Not all filaments are created equal. Even with the very same manufacturer, the addition of colorful pigments can change the needed printing temperature a lot! I have had a white china PLA that was ...
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Problems with bed leveling of Creality CR-10 Mini

The Creality CR-10 Mini is a portal printer using a single Z lead screw at one side of the portal to move the whole X axis gantry. This implies that the X gantry needs to be very stiff when raised and ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

Cr-10 S Pro has an eco mode make sure it's not turned on because this will turn your bed off after the first few layers have printed.
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

If you start a print there is an "Adjust" button, that will take you to a screen where there is an option "Economic". It that is left on it will turn off the bed heater during the print.
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CR-10 randomly pauses for a few seconds

Edit: The z-hop problem has been fixed in Cura 4.2. This is a known issue with Cura 4.1 when z-hop is enabled. If you touch the z-axis motor frame while it is apparently stationary, you may feel it ...
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Thermal runaway with specific prints

Thermal runaway protection (see What is Thermal Runaway Protection?) is triggered when the scheduled voltage to the heater element does not result in a specified increase in temperature within a ...
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Stepper motor for CR10-S5 Y-axis

This is a NEMA 17 motor. It is virtually identical to the NEMA 17 motors Creality uses in most of their 12V products. In contrast to other companies, Creality uses a different connector with a flat ...
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Which capacitor to change on CR-10S S500 motherboard?

You are looking for a capacitor that must be connected to Pin 4 of the LM2596. Maybe you could provide a better picture of that area so we could see the different tracks on the board. The LM2596 is ...
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What are the specifications of the dual voltage controller of the Ender 3/CR-10?

This answer addresses the input voltage. If you look up the official replacement board at the official Creality store the board features a single pair of connectors next to it says: 12 V / 24 V. So ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

No, this is not common behavior, and yes this can cause your prints to warp or detach from the build plate. The question is whether you instructed this (by accident) or not (e.g. it can be a result ...
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Nozzle insulation gone, can the printer be damaged?

No, without the insulation you can print without a problem. I've been printing for years with (cotton or silicone) and without insulation, works perfectly. Although heat radiates from the heater block,...
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CR-10S / Ender5+ LCD Touchscreen Firmware Editing

I've been digging into the sources and from what I understand, it is not very easy to change the menus, you should possess some programming skills to change it. It appears that the screen is operating ...
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