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Posted · ender 3 having HORRIBLE print's
  • Hello i am asking for your help. i have a creality ender 3 using amazon basics pla 1.75mm  and i am getting awful prints and even worse retraction i printed a stringing test and a sponge holder, does anyone have a new cura profile i should try and retraction settings? PLEASE HEEEELLLLLPPPPP

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Posted · ender 3 having HORRIBLE print's

So I think you are getting bad underextrusion.  Since I see lots of horizontal lines I think the Z movement is inconsistent - sometimes Z moves too far or not far enough.  So imagine this: if the z axis moves too far you get an entire layer that is underextruded as the gap is bigger then the extruded amount intended for the smaller gap requested.

 

This can be caused by dirty screws or faulty bearings or faulty z nuts and screws or other Z related issues.

 

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Posted · ender 3 having HORRIBLE print's

The Ender 3 has serious problems with his feeder, search Creality specific sites for more and deeper information. There are some community modifications available as far as I know. Additionally, check if everything is tight enough, check your Z screw, if it can move smoothly over the whole length. A friend of mine has an Ender 3, so I know there are a lot of problems, which needs some tinkering and where you need to make additional modifications. Best is to check the Creality related sites and forums for deeper information.

 

And, personally I haven't tried the Amazon Basic filament, but I heard that it is also not the best choice. But this is not your problem now, just an additional hint if you have fixed your current issue(s) and then see still some problems in your prints.

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Posted · ender 3 having HORRIBLE print's

On the printing bar, on the right side there is the vertical rail mount. The three wheels can be tightened to provide more support to your printing bar. You could also check the frame, to make sure that you have no wobble and that it sits flat and stable on your table. Pretty simple to check and fix.

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