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Printer stops printing at the same spot for every model

This behavior can be explained by a truncated gcode file - the printer gets to the end of all that's there of the file, and considers it done. A truncated file can be a symptom of corrupt storage ...
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Thermal Runaway issues on Ender 3 Pro even after replacing thermistor and heater cartridge

I'm fairly certain I have solved this issue, and it ended up having nothing to do with the printer and everything to do with what it was plugged into! I had it on a smart outlet with some automations ...
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PLA Globbing up on the Extruder Nozzle

I would think the filament has absorbed too much moisture. You can bake it and then try again. I bake 2 hours at 50 degrees which works ok for me. But the first time I did this some of the roll tried ...
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Why is it more common to move the extruder on the Z-axis than the print bed, in consumer FDM printers?

The reason is economics, building cheap printers for the masses requires the use of as less material as possible; this keeps the price down. A bed that moves up and down requires a sturdy construction ...
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Filament end expanding and seizing

Another way to approach this problem is to increase the temperature of the hot end and increase the temperature gradient of the heat sink (better heat sink cooling). One can increase the air flow of ...
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Filament end expanding and seizing

Try another filament. I have this happen with bad filament. Baking it helps, but not always and it reverts to bad filament pretty quickly after baking. So my last attempt printed fine after baking ...
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Filament end expanding and seizing

This is classic heat creep. What's happening is that you're getting softened material up inside the 2.0-mm-inner-diameter PTFE tube, and then, because it's soft, some of the extruding force causes it ...
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When I print with a raft on my 3D printer, the raft will not peel off. What settings can I change to fix this?

I have heard that it is best to use a raft Actually, it is not best to use a raft, a raft is an aid that can best be used in special cases, e.g. for filaments that shrink reasonably (PLA is not such ...
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Nozzle scraping bed on Ender 3 with CR Touch

I suggest you revert to the state where it was working as your first troubleshooting strategy and then use that as a state of reference. Then make your changes one by one rather than try and fix a ...
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I have a Ender 3 S1 Pro and can't restart a print after a pause at height

I found that if I use Cura to generate the pause at height script then edit the G-code file and change the M0 code to an M25. ...
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