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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:

OR his post in this group:
Troubleshooting. - General - Creality Ender 3 - Groups - Thingiverse

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How to get the 3d model of your Ender-3 in Cura 4.8.0

by rasungod0

This was taken from the Creawesome Mod. The settings that made your Ender 3 better from that mod were integrated into the default profiles for the Ender-3 in later versions of Cura but the model of the printer was not.

Step 1: Navigate to your Cura install folder "...\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\resources\meshes" and change the name of "crealty_ender3.3mf" to something else such as "crealty_ender3-A.3mf" or "crealty_ender3-1.3mf" to save it in case you ever need to switch back.

Step 2:Copy the "crealty_ender3.3mf" file attached to this post to the same folder "...\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\resources\meshes"

Step 3: Navigate to "...\Ultimaker Cura 4.8.0\resources\definitions" and find "creality_ender3.def.json"

Step 4: Open it either in Notepad or a better code editor like Notepad++ or Notepad2 and save a copy using the same naming scheme as you did in step 1.

Step 5: Edit the line that says "platform_offset" to read '"platform_offset": [ -160, 0, 140]' and save to the original.

Step 6: Launch a new Cura window, if the new model does not show setup a new Ender-3.

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Pivoting Display Housing for the BTT35 TFT

by BoothyBoothy

Hi All, I have republished this thing here:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4624670

Pivoting Display for Ender 3 - Pro - V2 - Ender 5 - BTT 35TFT & Stock
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New Bowden tube

by Krytern

Where do you guys get your Bowden tubes? The ones I see on amazon, the reviews say they are too tight. I'd prefer to get the white ones because they are cheaper, I'm in the UK.

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How to remove the plastic end caps on the back of the Ender 3.

by Shanemmelzer

Does anyone know how to remove the plastic end caps on the back of the Ender 3 Pro? I am talking about the base of the Y axis. I have tried gently prying them off, but don't want apply too much force to damage the machine. Thanks in advance.

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firmware update through cura

by printingjunkie

Hey guys Im new to 3d printing and was hoping for some help updating firmware. Now I do not have an arduino so I am forced to do it through cura. I have connected my printer to my windows 7 PC with the mini usb cable and done everything right. I struggle with getting the correct .HEX file and weeding through the zip file I downloaded from http://marlinfw.org/docs/basics/install.html. I thought I had the right one but when I began the update the said failed to communication error. I proceed to try multiple cables and even my windows 10 laptop.I could rely use and appreciate help.

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Printed 20mm calibration cube

by bossblue

Downloaded and printed 20mm calibration cube, finish is good
Measurements are X axis 20.06
Y axis 20.16
Z axis 20.14

I ask, will I benefit from calibrating extruder, and will this give me more accuracy ?

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Layers problem

by uneasy

I am just having massive issue with my new ender 3, I used to have one before and never had such a thing.

I can't make a first layer to be nice and smooth, I have BLtouch and leveled bed manually anyway as well. Played with temps and different filaments, but always same result. And second layer is even worse

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extrusion problem?

by exquisitecadaver

hi friends! i've been having major problems with my ender 3; it's always underextruding and the layers don't seem to adhere to each other. i end up with this completely unusable, fibrous mass of PLA. i really don't know that much about 3d printing so i'm pretty lost on how to trouble shoot. any advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks!

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Ball shaped prints

by serget

When I print anything sphereshaped, like e.g. the ball joints for the pumpkinspider, or the dragonballs the bottom half of the balls (with max supports everywhere ) will break off and the prints will either fail or like the the balljoint case when attached to a bar somwhere around a third of the sphere they will re-appear, How do I fix this? Can I fix this on an ender? Anyone ever faced this?

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