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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
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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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Pivoting Side Mounted Spool Holder for the Ender 3 & Pro

by BoothyBoothy

Inspired by the new Creality Printer I have remixed my Side Mounted Spool Holder with a Pivot\Hinge.

To be honest I still get a lot of use out of the original design but thought this might offer some further flexibility.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4399949/files

Best Boothy

Pivoting Side Mounted Spool Holder for the Ender 3 & Pro
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Ender 3 Stops 5 Seconds After Starting

by dennolan

I have 2 Ender 3's that are about 1 year old. I have used PLA for all my projects and have had a few small issues but have had easy fixes with the help of youtube. I have search far and wide on both youtube and forums and can't find anyone claiming to have had this issue.
I have been using Cura 4.0 from day one with both Ender 3s and run all g-code from a Sd card.
This problem was first noted when I attempted to run some bed leveling code that I have used many times before.
I select my file from SD card and bed and nozzle heats up properly and I hear the steppers kick in and move into home position.
At the point where the nozzle starts to move down to it's print position and is expected to lay its first line on the left side of the bed is when everything stops. Controller screen says Heating Done and freezes. I then have to reboot to get any response.
I will attempt to attached a 30 second video that explains what is happening better than words. Add file don't seem to be working.
Looking for some suggestions.

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Z Axis issues

by quarinteen

I just purchased the ender 3 printer and I am having an issue when the printer gets to the 3rd or 4th layer the z axis does not seem to move up. I went into the Z axis movements and started at 0.00 and tried going .01 mm at a time and I cannot tell why its doing this. I have tried tightening and loosening the pulley wheels on the right side of the z axis bar and that did not help any. Any ideas on how to fix this? The print ends up just digging into the print or more accurately just spits out filament and buries its self.

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