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Wanhao Duplicator i3 ABS settings

I am an official Wanhao Distributor By experience I can recommend you to print with this settings: Extruder 230 °C Heated Bed 65 °C Have a glass surface Use hairspray over the glass Continue to ...
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How to make moving parts not stick together?

If parts stick together after printing, the positioning or extrusion is not working optimally. This can be related to various issues: Positioning of the head is not correct; this could be related to ...
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Compensating for smaller extruder gear

If you change the extruder wheel for a different sized wheel, you need to calibrate the extruder to make sure that if you ask to extrude 100 mm it actually extrudes 100 mm. This answer on the question ...
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Compensating for smaller extruder gear

This will affect your extrusion rate. The best place to change this would be in your E steps located in the firmware but you can also compensate for this by changing the flow percentage in Cura, a ...
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Regular over-extrusion..?

Mine is a shot in the dark, but the fact the overextrusion is so regular let me think it is due to something rotating going around in cycles. The fact that the pattern changes with the flow parameter ...
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Jammed extruder. Wanhao duplicator i3 Plus

I follow the techniques spelled out in this video on Tom's 3d: Basics: Cleaning out a clogged nozzle! Essentially you: Heat up the hot end past the point you normally print at. Manually (gently) ...
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Extrusion stops during print

I redid the print in order to reply to some questions posed in the answer of @kdtop. The print started but the output was not consistent and sometimes stopped. The temperature is 195°C and sometimes '...
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Temperature offset on Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini

It's very difficult to diagnose 3D printers without physical access to the machine, but here's a few possibilities that come to mind (several of those may contribute together to the problem). The ...
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Wanhao i3 PLUS restarts when connecting USB

I don't know that printer. But Arduino has a feature that a USB connection causes a reset. The Idea is that this helps when doing software update as the Arduino Boot loader will be active for one ...
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Ultimaker Cura infill issues (weird vertical pillars due to underextrusion)

This problem is most commonly caused by infill speeds which are too high. Instead of printing lines, the filament is caught on one of the lines of the previous layer, leaves a blob there and only ...
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Is the Prometheus system compatible with Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus?

The Prometheus system is pretty much a Y-coupler and two extruders. So, you need your Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus to have the connection points for two extruders and the axis, which means you need one ...
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Jammed extruder. Wanhao duplicator i3 Plus

Try to preheat your printer, the temperature should be above 180°C then push the filament to come out from the nozzle just 4 to 7 mm, then take out the filament from the extruder. With this step the ...
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After 1.5 hours of printing quality degraded

If the problem occurs most when you are doing the most advance/retract cycles, the problem is likely with your advance/retract settings. Have you tried cutting each of them in half and executing the ...
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After 1.5 hours of printing quality degraded

This is very likely under extrusion caused by your feeder pressing down too hard onto the filament. If the feeder presses the filament very hard it then gets squished a bit, this is not causing much ...
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After 1.5 hours of printing quality degraded

It definitely looks like under extrusion. First thing I would check is the filament feeder to make sure it has a good grip in the filament. After that I would do another print to see if the problem ...
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Ultimaker Cura infill issues (weird vertical pillars due to underextrusion)

I am using the same printer and stopped trying to upgrade to higher CURA. To my knowledge the branding of the Wanhao Cura Edition is that this Cura knows the specific firmware of your printer and ...
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Monoprice Maker Ultimate Extrudes Too Much Filament At Start

Changing the Simplify3D start script to this will change the nozzle purge to the same length as what was on your SD card. ...
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Wanhao Duplicator i3 ABS settings

I've had hit and miss success, but nothing I would consider great. I was using Hatchbox ABS with the extruder at 230 °C and the bed at 65 °C and a homemade enclosure. One thing that did ...
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Adjusting Z-axis (Monoprice Maker Select)

I sawed off about 2 mm from the (bed) screw in the photo so it wouldn't catch on the screws of the Y endstop. It now works as before. If somebody has a more cerebral solution I will gladly `...
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How do I calibrate the temperature of my hotend?

Unless you are using a calibrated temperature sensor, it is a question what the temperature will be. Actually it doesn't really matter what the temperature exactly is, you just need to find the ...
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Wanhao Duplicator i3 plus temperature out of control

Thermal Runaway?! The temperature should not go over the MAXTEMP variable set in the firmware, so permanent damage is probably avoided (when temperature doesn't ...
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"Missing" rows on 64x128 LCD after flashing Marlin 1.1.9 onto Monoprice Maker Select v2

Possibly unrelated to the firmware? This happened to me when I tightened the mount screws on the LCD, after I backed them off a bit it was fine.
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Can't print on Wanhao Duplicator i3 Mini

Please note this is not a full answer, but it does address a problem pointed out in the question. The linked file does contain some strange information. Although in the comments it is said to use a ...
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Wanhao i3 stops printing after about 40 minutes

Time to check things that usually don't need checking. At this point I would check the power split. Check the power supply voltage (+12V or maybe +24V, I don't know the printer) at the controller ...
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OctoPrint suddenly no longer able to heat up hot end / extruder

This has nothing to do with OctoPrint itself, the cause is related to the printer itself, not the print server running the printer. This is a pretty commonly seen issue (usually seen at heated beds), ...
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What is causing this under extrusion that only happens after travel moves

Printing with a brand new roll of Polymaker PolyLite grey PLA seems to have fixed the problem. I'll have to redo all of my tuning and do some more tests, but there's no sign of the under extrusion so ...
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Wanhao i3 stops printing after about 40 minutes

Have you checked your computers power saving settings, the USB port setting in particular, to see if your computer is turning off the USB port, the hard drive, or some other hardware vital to printing?...
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How do I calibrate the temperature of my hotend?

Temperature from thermosensors gets collected as a resistance value that changes with temperature. The chip in your board decides the temperature from this value based on a temperature-resistance ...
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Extrusion stops during print

My slicer (Cura-lulzbot) has a setting for initial printing temp, and then printing temp after the first few layers. Is it possible that your temp is initially OK, but then drops too low? Does your ...
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Print is not properly laminated at certain height

Thanks to all the replies. Whilst all of them may be valid in some scenarios, my case seemed to have been a combination of things, that relates to most of the replies here. I had my spool holder on ...
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