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The Creality Ender 3

by TekMason

Ender-3 V-slot Prusa I3 New fashion 3D Printer Kit
$200 USD est
On 2018-04-14 Creality Sales says that it will ship at the end of April.

Printing Technology: FDM
Printing Size: 220 x 220 x 250mm
Filament: 1.75mm PLA, TPU, ABS
Layer Thickness: 0.1 - 0.4mm
Precision: +/-0.1mm
Max Nozzle Temp: 255C
Max Build Plate Temp: 110C

Link to Preorder at Bangood
Creality 3D Ender-3 V-slot Prusa I3 DIY 3D Printer Kit 220x220x250mm Printing Size With MK10 Extruder 1.75mm 0.4mm Nozzle

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Loud clicks in extruder

by SavedDoughnut16

So my printer has been running fine for the last month or so but now when I print, the silver extruder wheel doesn't move. It can move when when being pushed through the Bowden tube, but when it comes through the hotend, it just moved slightly, then clicks back. Not sure what is causing this. Thanks

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This is a new one on me... Any help?

by randomaccess56

My heat bed has gone crazy! Heats right up, but temperature jumps all over the place... Has never varied more the 3-4 degrees before...

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Z-Axis Troubles

by sputrelo

Yesterday I printed a few things without issue, but midway through a print, the printer just stopped working. My LCD was frozen on the bootscreen and the knob was unresponsive. Powered off then on, asked to restart the print, selected "No". I then tried to autohome the printer and my Z-axis was turning very slowly, almost like it was binding. I then disabled the steppers and manually moved the Z-Axis without any issue (didn't feel any binding, smooth up and down motion. Is my stepper dying/dead? If not, any other thoughts?


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Layer shift help

by rektech

I've had my Ender 3 since august of 2018 and its been working great. Back in early December of 2018 my octo print notified me that the firmware didn't have the run away protection. So I updated the firmware with using TH3D's boot loader and firmware. After that it has been printing really well up until January. Other than the firmware the only mods I have are a micro Swiss hotend and a printed ring duct for the part fan. I also have a vent redirect for the control box fan so nothing falls in to it and a cable ramp for the back foot . At first it only seemed to be the Y axis that causing the layer shift as it was just shifting front to back. A friend suggested putting in smothers. So I installed smothers on x,y,and z.. That seemed to do the trick I was able to print out 4 or 5 good sized prints but nothing huge. Then I printed a part that got the layer shift. I rotated the print side ways and that printed fine and the 2 parts . The next print had a layer shift. So I then replaced the Y axis motor. That worked for for the next print. the most recent print was probably the largest print I have ever printed on my Ender 3. The layer shift didn't start until the end but its all over the place. i can't tell if its a x or y shift (pic attached) . Does any one have any idea I'm at a loss at this point. But I'm starting to suspect my octopi.

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