Sorry for the late response, I've been working on getting my printer printing properly and I'm confidant that you know what a PITA that is!
Thanks for the advice. I've calibrated my e-steps and now my printer is extruding properly. I was off by 27.41, so not that bad, but still enough to mess with my prints.
Right now I'm working on getting my bed calibrated, however that's on hold until a glass bed arrives from Dr. Evil's lair, (I'm sorry, but if Jeff Bezos want's to shave his head and build a moon base, he qualifies as Dr. Evil!). As soon as it comes in, I'll level my bed and try printing again.
A question that I have is I thought that the CR Touch was supposed to eliminate the need for bed leveling. Why is it necessary to manually level the bed if I have a CR Touch installed?
Thanks again for the help!
I've been living with my Ender 3 Pro for a couple of years now. Any printer and the slicer have to be on the same page when it comes to reading a gcode file In your case look in Manage Printers and Machine Settings and check the firmware Flavor. It should be set to Marlin (and NOT Marlin Volumetric). Within the printer menus will be a setting for Control and Filament. "E in mm³" needs to be Off.
If both the slicer and the printer are set to Volumetric (E in mm³) then it's OK. When one is different than the other it doesn't work. That is a setting used by people with a couple of different printers and one might be 1.75mm filament and another 2.85mm filament. If they don't know which printer will get the job then Volumetric will work.
If you haven't done so you need to calibrate the E-steps so that when 100mm of filament is asked for, then exactly 100 is pushed by the extruder. There are a lot of videos on how to do that. I don't believe in Calibration cubes. Setting the E-steps is all that is needed.
I think the problem is the volumetric settings aren't in sync between the printer and Cura.
EDIT: If your printer has a plastic extruder arm then take it off and check the underside to see if it's cracked. They don't hold up and some Enders have even been delivered with cracked arms. Talk about a short lifespan!Edited by GregValiant
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