Thanks for your help but I've finally thrown in the towel by going manual i.e. removing the CR touch and returning it to Amazon
Check Prusaslicer settings
I have, but I'm relatively new to 3D printing, very new to Creality.
Someone suggested I check the gcode for "M600" which I did. I found the following line:
; color_change_gcode = M600
However, there's only one instance of a line with "M600" in it and (so far) the print has purged twice (I left it printing over night and came down to find it stopped at 33%) .
Do you have a suggestion what I should look for?
So, I finally got my printer to print something but, about 6% in, it does a filament change. Why? It's supposed to be a single print, no colours or dual heads that I'm aware of.
My printer is an Ender 3 Max and I'm using Prusaslicer.
Thanks in advance
I am a new user of Ender 3D printers; I have an Ender 3 Max with a Creality CR Touch unit installed. I followed this video on YouTube to install and configure my printer:
I was having some problems with the printer, primarily levelling the bed, and was advised to get a BL Touch. I opted for an official Creality CR Touch (because of it being official) and followed another YouTube video to install it; during that process I disconnected and removed my Z cable but subsequently learned that was unnecessary (some people use both).
First, a video of my printer bed levelling using the Creality CR Touch.
As you can see, it's not doing the bed level the way it should (the way it did to begin with, which was to move to nine points before it auto homes). Clearly, I've done something wrong, but I don't recall what that was, perhaps when I switched the printer off, mid-print.
My second video shows that my printer is printing a centimetre or so above the bed (the "air printing" I mention in the title).
I think this has something to do with my inability to work out what to do about the Z-Offset; by that I mean I am not entirely sure I am adjusting the Z offset correctly (the printer doesn't seem to "know" I did so and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong). Maybe all I need is solid advice on how to configure the printer to the right level (Z axis offset) i.e., what steps I need to follow to make the printer remember that offset so any advice appreciated. Clearly the printer needs to "know" about the offset, but I think I might have missed a step somewhere. Also, I'm not sure whether the slicer (I've tried both Ultimaker Cura and Prusaslicer) needs to be configured for that offset, could that be why it is air printing?
There are other odd behaviours such as when I switch on the printer, sometimes I can't adjust the Z-Axis yet, when I switch it off, then on again, I can. I don't seem able to get the printer to "remember" any offset.
The following solutions have been suggested to me:
Right now, I'm tempted to remove the CR Touch entirely and put the Z-cable back, but I'm not sure if I should.
Thanks in advance