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Printer is Confused-Printing in Air Literally

Here's the pattern. The problem is, you didn't slice the g-code using support. It won't print right without it.
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Evidence of a warped build plate?

It looks like your first layer is way too close to the bed. The printer is trying to squash the plastic down very thinly, resulting in inconsistent extrusion. You will likely see better results if you ...
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What happened during this print disaster, and is it salvageable?

I'd say you are quite lucky, the hotend (as seen in the second photo) is fairly intact! I've had a similar problem recently, but in my case it destroyed an Ultimaker core module hotend, and salvage ...
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Evidence of a warped build plate?

First things first: Don't Panic Your heated bed is made from metal with some sort of Build-Tak-Clone surface. It is not broken from what I can see. Your print is not failed, however, the quality does ...
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SLA printing: piece does not stick to supporting structures

I have tried to print the piece upside-down with the cave part facing down and it worked. Since the printer prints upside down, positioning the cave part facing up creates a suction-cup effect on the ...
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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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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

No, your problem is not related to slicing, this is a hardware problem. Your complete print has shifted, this is called layer shift. This could happen when the nozzle hits an obstruction while ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

Special characters like Ä Ö or Ü in the stl-filename resulted in Ultimaker Cura creating a ...
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New print job not working out well

Most probably this is caused by an adhesion problem. When the first layer doesn't stick well enough, this could be related to wrong bed temperature, incorrect distance between nozzle and bed, ...
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Anet A8 stops printing

Avoid naming .gcode files with non-ASCII characters (this includes EASCII) I know of no firmware on a printer that can handle files that have characters not present ...
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Ender 3 print is skipping and dragging up base print lines

So, contrary to what people were saying, my problem came from my spring that controlled filament flow. There was too much tension and it caused motor skipping. I did get rid of the overlap with the ...
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Why did my print fall off its raft?

Your trouble lies within the presliced G-code: the temperatures are rather low for PLA and upping both by 10 degrees would be advisable: 200 °C for the Hotend 60 °C for the Bed Atop that, printing a ...
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How does Prusa3D firmware respond to an open or shorted thermistor during a print?

This sounds like a problem I had with my hotend cooling fan a couple years back. To answer your question, from what I'm reading, the Prusa3D firmware detects thermal runaway if the hotend temperature ...
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What happened during this print disaster, and is it salvageable?

It's difficult to determine if there is anything inside this mass of plastic, but a heat gun applied carefully will allow you to extract it. When a hot end is assembled, the heat sink (finned cylinder)...
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Print failing at random, resulting in a "hairy" mess

After I finally had the time to disassemble the extruder and I found a possible culprit - which did solve the issue for some time. As you can see on the pictures the heater block leaked and this lead ...
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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

Both @Oscar and @Trish have identified the problem in their answers. Upon further investigation, I believe I found the root of the problem. The Monoprice Select V2 has what I think is an inherent ...
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Is this articulated Turtle print failing because of over extrusion on a Taz Workhorse?

It looks to me like you have corner curling on overhangs, which can be contributed to by a mix of: overextrusion (poor dimensional accuracy of filament or wrong filament diameter setting) uneven ...
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Why did my print fall off its raft?

It looks to me as the model did not have enough surface contact with the raft. This can be caused by to big of a gap between raft and model set in the slicer or because of Underextrusion. The part ...
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What causes this "stringing" and can my print recover from this?

No, the print is lost. First thoughts after Update 1 Your print will not perfectly recover from this stringing issue, which to me looks to be unsupported bridging. I postulate that your slicing seems ...
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Print layer shifting on Alunar M508 Prusa i3 clone

This effect is called layer shifting . Now that you know what it is called you could look at some other solutions fixing this issue; e.g. here, here or here. The answers of this question describe best ...
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Can't find a usable temperature for PLA

First, you shouldn't need a raft for most PLA prints. That will help you get better bed adhesion at lower temperatures. Second, you can reduce the stringing by increasing travel speeds (120 mm/s ...
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Can't print the top part of a circle

You are trying to print an unsupported edge up there - the top edge has nothing to rest on and thus sags down. As a result, the print failed. To remedy this, activate printing with support. With a ...
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How to get Sunlu PLA to adhere to the printing bed?

Level the bed Make sure that the bed is level. The nozzle must be equally high over heated surface, otherwise only part of the print will have chance to be smeared and adhere properly. Clean ...
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Printer crashed into model

It seems, after checking the G-code file thoroughly, there was indeed an error in the G-code, that I didn’t find when I checked it the first time. The Z-Axis suddenly moves from ...
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My extruder failed. Is there any hope to recover print?

In order to "resume" a failed print like this, you can edit the prints .gcode file accordingly. Measure the height at which the print failed Open the file, and search for when the printer ...
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Steppers suddenly disabled during job

I think I fixed the problem. Marlin was configured in hybrid mode with stealth chop mode at low speed then spread cycle when the stepper goes faster. I removed stealth chop and set spread cycle at any ...
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I am pulling my hair out, why does my text start a few layers in to the top of my base?

You should have tagged this with the slicer you're using. Presumably that's Cura, and this is likely the "Skin Edge Support Thickness"/"Skin Edge Support Layers" feature. Because ...
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What is an effective option to protect filament against moisture?

Which option would be more effective in preventing moisture-related print failures? Let's look at the options: Using an airtight storage box with no holes for filament storage when not printing. ...
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Under-extrusion after a certain amount of successful layers?

This intermittent underextrusion can be caused by a broken part in the extruder on the CR-10 / Ender 3. Check if the plastic mount that holds the idler wheel in place is torn. Depending on the height ...
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3D Printer seem to "Forget" Tool Path

I believe what you are experiencing is the stepper motors getting offset during the print, usually due to the nozzle colliding into the model (but possibly also due to very high printing speeds). ...
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