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Ender 3 Troubleshooting

by TekMason

SHENKOE has done some great work in this forum and has created an excellent Ender3 Troubleshooting guide.

See SHENKOE's thing:
ENDER 3 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND HOW TO REQUEST HELP
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3574369

OR his post in this group:
Troubleshooting. - General - Creality Ender 3 - Groups - Thingiverse
https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/ender3/forums/general/topic:36068

Cheers,
TekMason
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ENDER 3/ Ender 3 Pro/ Ender 3X TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND HOW TO REQUEST HELP
by SHENKOE
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Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals

by TekMason

Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals

Creality 3D Printers

Creality3D Ender-3 - Banggood
The infamous Ender 3 has become the new standard in quality FDM printing with a price that is easy to swallow.
It features V-Slot bearings, fast printing, and large build volume (220x220x250mm). The Ender-3 is suitable for beginers and the go-to machine for pros.
$9.99 off with code: En33D02

Creality 3D Ender-3 with glass bed + 5x nozzles - Gearbest
The Ender-3 with a tempered glass build plate and 5x 0.4mm nozzles.

Creality3D Ender-3 Pro - Banggood
This is the Ender-3 with a few upgrades including more ridgid 40x40 Y-Axises and removable cMagnetic platform.
$14 off with code: En3P01

Creality3D Ender-5 - Banggood
The newest member of the Ender series. A large build volume of 220x220x300mm, a box frame, (power) resume printing function, detachable Cmagnetic build plate, east leveling and 350W Landy power supply.
$20 off with code:en3d501

Creality 3D CR-X - Banggood
Color touch screen, larger printing size (300x300x400mm), dual extrusion system with a single nozzle and three fans to help cool extruded filament and improve consistency in layering.
$50 off with code:en3d501

Creality 3D LD-001 Desktop - Banggood
Desktop LCD Light-curing 3D Printer, 120x70x120mm, 3.5" color touch screen, WiFi and automatic leveling
$30 off with code:LD3D01

3D Printer Accessories

Upgraded Long-Distance Remote Metal Extruder Kit For Creality CR-10 3D Printer - Banggood
Replace your plastic Creality 3D extruder with this Metal Aluminium Anodised kit to improve performance and print quality. It has 5 star rating from more than 200 reviews of this product.

Creality 3D BL-Touch Heated Bed Auto Bed Leveling Sensor Kit (upgraded version) - Banggood
No more dorking around with trying to level your build plate when you install this unit.
$7 off with code: crmb01

BIQU TL-Smoothers Addon Module For 3D Printer Motor Drivers - Banggood
While protect your motors and electronics while delivering smoother movement with less vibration for better quality prints.

Creality 3D Flexible Magnetic Build Plate - Banggood
Say goodbye to prints jobs that stick to the build plate. Throw your scraper away with this upgrade.
$2.41 off with code: crbs3D01

Upgraded Creality 3D Build Plate Leveling Springs - Banggood
Better build plate leveling springs with flat top and bottom surfaces that make bed leveling easier and last longer.

Prices and delivery times are dependent upon the warehouse selected so choose accordingly.

TekMason
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Having problems with your Ender3? See Ender 3 Troubleshooting
For the latest deals visit Creality 3D Printers and Accessory Deals
Visit Banggood or Gearbest for a huge selection of affordable products and components for the Maker.

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BLTouch and Ender3

by dawg645

Hi,

Sorry for posting this question again however I'm still having difficulty with this and was hoping that someone might be able to please provide some info. on how to setup the BLTouch on the Ender 3.

I have the following configuration: Ender3 / 1.1.5 Silent Mainboard (<-- this rocks) / Marlin bugfix-1.1.x / BLTouch 3.1

Basically, I'm trying to wrap my brain around what needs to be done. Many different instructions out there with custom firmware and hex files and I can't understand why it isn't more simple....or maybe that's just the way it is.

I have the BLTouch 3.1(BLT), 1.1.5 Silent board and Marlin Bugfix-1.1 firmware which is apparently supposed to have BLT support. Apparently I don't need a bootloader with this board and firmware and I have already flashed this board from 1.1.8 to the bugfix version. I also made a fang with an adjustable BLT mount that is identical in terms of the mounting position on the extruder plate as the mount that came with the BLT kit from Creality.

So if I mount the BLT/fang then wire up the BLT as per hardware instructions, what do I need to do next?

Many thanks.

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Lesson Learned: Check to See How Mods Interact With Each Other

by jpchamberlin85

I made somewhat of a grievous error this weekend. I wanted to use up some filament I had no other purpose for and decided to print a large scoop, for use with dirt/gravel and driveway salt as the scoop I bought at a hardware store broke on me late in the winter. I scaled it up in Cura to take up most of the print volume in the Z-axis, so it would be easier to use than my old scoop. However, I didn't think about how that would affect the combination of my direct-drive extruder and the LED light bar I installed. Micro-Swiss obviously designed their extruder kit to keep the cable and filament tube from impacting the crossbar at the top of the printer, but the light bar extends nearly an inch forward of where the crossbar is...I checked on the print when it was about 85% complete and it looked like it would be fine, but it was not fine when I checked on my printer when it was done (see attached photo).

Somehow, the LED strip was actually in okay condition. All the LEDs still light up just fine, despite evidence of some physical damage, but the extension cable leading into the extruder motor is partly ground away. A replacement cable is on its way (more on that in a bit) and hopefully I will find the motor to be in good condition despite almost certainly having some wires crossed towards the end of the print...lesson learned: be aware of how any modifications you've made to your printer might affect your build volume (especially when they might collide with one another) and adjust the dimensions in your slicer accordingly.

*I'd like to send a major shout-out to the customer service team at Micro-Swiss. I spent a half hour on Amazon and Banggood looking at various cables for NEMA 17 stepper motors and got bewildered rather quickly...if there are listings for extension cables for people who have installed direct-drive mods on their Ender/CR-type printers, they're buried among a sea of lookalike cables with different connectors, comments about how wires had to be switched around, and highly dubious build quality. The Micro-Swiss web shop doesn't have a separate listing for the extension cable, it's just an included part in the direct-drive extruder kits. I used the online contact form on Micro-Swiss' website late on Saturday and got an email back last night (on a holiday, no less) with apologies that they didn't have a separate listing and an invoice for a custom order they entered just for me. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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2.85mm Filament

by rforte2

so I bought an overture 1kg blue 2.85mm, not knowing that there was a difference in diameter when i bought it, bc I was getting it for cheap. once i got home i noticed how thick of filament it is.

I have an Ender 3 Pro so far all the filaments that I've bought come to find out are all 1.75mm. would i still be able to use this on my Ender 3 pro?

if not does anyone know what 3d printers take this 2.85mm?? maybe I can hold on to it and sell it to someone from school next semester.

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