Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Ultimaker 3 Active Leveling problems


Logan_E
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Ultimaker 3 Active Leveling problems

My Ultimaker 3 has been updated to firmware update 5.3.0, and the active leveling is going wonkey. The build plate will move up after it and the printer cores heat up, but then sometimes stop suddenly and give me "Active leveling failed." warning and not allow me to print. Ive tried manually leveling it and it still reverts to active leveling before every print. 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    • 2 weeks later...
    Posted · Ultimaker 3 Active Leveling problems

    To prevent it from active levelling before every print, you can set the active levelling frequency to 'never' in the options of your UM3.

    To get it back working first check the cable in the back of the print head. You can see it, when you open the front fan door, it's a red/blacl cable in the back that connects to the bottom part of the printhead-door. That cable can break after a while (mostly from opening and closing the printhead often to change the cores. The cable is a 5ish Euro spare part and it can be replaced in about half an hour if you have never done it before (and way less if you already know the procedure). 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker 3 Active Leveling problems

    in the UM3 it should indeed be possible to never use active leveling, so indeed set it to Never AND also run the manual leveling procedure once after doing so.

    It might also be better to do a factory reset/reset all settings before you do any of this so that old data can't block this from working.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...