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    Ender 3 instructions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQj8Ife1HdQ
    I decided to buy an Ender 3 and do an unboxing. I hope this video helps those who purchase the Ender 3.

    #2
    My ender 3 has been a trip in frustration. I am hoping the new Ender-3 V2 is better for folks. I just have never been abler to get the thing to print.

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      #3
      Originally posted by cwbullet@mac.com View Post
      My ender 3 has been a trip in frustration. I am hoping the new Ender-3 V2 is better for folks. I just have never been abler to get the thing to print.
      How long ago did you buy it? and what issues? maybe i can recreate the issues and try to see if I can 'fix' it?

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        #4
        I have had an ender-3 for 2 years. Never got it to work.

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          #5
          That doesn't say much. Does it not power on? Does it move? Does it heat up? Does plastic come out? Does it stop halfway? What model are you using? What software are you using? Did you use their files with their gcode? Can you say what the actual problem is please? I would like to know.

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            #6
            I am sorry. My biggest problem is getting it to level and jams. It levels are appears to be correct but then will not stick. I get ti printing and then I get a mid print jam.

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              #7
              Ah. I use PLA for the most part. I run the nozzle to each corner of the bed and have a folded piece of paper at each. When the nozzle touches the paper and I can barely remove the paper without tearing then I know it is set. This is actually a wee bit too close since the prints are hard to come off the plate. But they stick. I can make a video. As far as jamming that could be to a few things. Have you tried different materials? Did you get the cleaning tool that came with it? If not use a paper clip to clear it once you remove the bowden tube that feeds the filament to the extruder. Have you tried to replace the nozzle?
              Did you hear the filament stripping at the extruder motor?

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                #8
                Originally posted by cwbullet@mac.com View Post
                I am sorry. My biggest problem is getting it to level and jams. It levels are appears to be correct but then will not stick. I get ti printing and then I get a mid print jam.
                The nozzle jamming and extrusion issues which make first layers very hard are known ender 3 faults and my machine was affected. The cause was a bad batch of couplers and/or undersized ptfe bowden tube that would slowly back away from the nozzle with retraction and plastic in this gap wouldn't heat properly, so I got jams and under extrusion badly. This video from CHEP shows the exact issue, how to fix it, and has a link to the part in the description. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tCxO17XZtw Here is a link to the part itself on thingiverse just in case https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4220059. All of the suggestions above are worthwhile to try also and may be part of the issue, your mileage may vary. Happy printing.

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                  #9
                  Hi We bought an Ender 3 pro a little while ago in order to bring in house prototype production we had previously sent out to a print bureau. We were impressed by a very basic but reasonable well made machine. We set out to do printing with ABS and Nylon. Because this was to be a commercial use we spent a lot of time trying different filament materials and build plates and what became very clear was that all filaments of a particular material are not the same. We tried 3 ABS filaments and 5 nylons in proper test conditions what e found surprised me. Under test conditions and using the same real world test conditions only one of the ABS worked reliable for us and once "dialed in" no literally works every time for us. In the same way of the nylons 2 we could never get to produce acceptable prints while the other 3 work constantly and we use them every day.
                  What was perhaps not surprising was that in both cases the working filaments were the premium items and for us the budget items did not in other set ups they may work fine but for us all I can say is they ere a wash out.

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