A newbie needs help

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A newbie needs help

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Hello strangers, I bought my first ever 3d printer 2 weeks ago. I bought a Creality Ender3 because it was recommended alot for beginners. As seen on the pictures it doesn't print uniformly. The first 2-3mm it prints perfectly but anything higher than that looks horrible. Being new and having no friends in the hobby I looked to the internet and tried everything I saw. Tried different extruder/print speeds but I just get the same result. Any help please? Thanks!
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I do not see the photos you mentioned.
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Re: A newbie needs help

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Lol I forgot to attach the picture

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Please post the slicer settings and slicer you are using.
I may also help to post the STL file.
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I'm using the Creality Slicer that came with the printer. It's powered by cura I believe.

Layer Height: 0.12mm
She'll Thickness: 0.8mm

Retraction Enabled
Retraction Speed: 25mm/s
Distance: 6.0mm

Bottom/Top Thickness: 1.2mm
Fill Density: 20%

Print Speed: 50mm/s
Print Temperature: 200c
Bed Temperature: 50c

Platform Adhesion: None

Filament: 1.75mm
Flow: 100%
Nozzle: 0.4mm

Initial Layer Thickness: 0.20mm
Initial Layer Line Width: 100%
Cut Off Object Bottom: 0.0mm
Dual extrusion overlap: 0.15mm

Travel Speed: 100mm/s
Bottom Layer Speed: 30mm/s
Infill Speed: 25mm/s
Top/Bottom speed: 25mm/s
Outer Shell Speed: 25mm/s
Inner Shell Speed: 25mm/s

As for the file I used one of the test ones from Thingiverse.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4584302

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It is powered by cura

I am test printing with My Settings Now Will post results.
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You may try my Cura 15.04.6 profiles that I imported into Creality Slicer attached
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Re: A newbie needs help

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I used the 0.15mm settings for PLA you provided and it worked phenomenal except for the lower areas/upside down angles which are covered in globs of filament. I opened the top to see how the infill was and it did good. I decided to also test a slightly more complex part for further testing and apart from the globs on the bottom everything else was very fine. I can barely feel the grooves. Thank you for everything so far.
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You are welcome!

We start with a base configuration then we configure it too our environmental needs.
It looks like it tried to start too close to the bed for your hardware configuration.

Others that have a more similar 3D Printers will step in and help you, as they are only here part of the time.
It also appear that you stepper motor to lead screw coupler a little wobbly.
I took an placed a single wrap of electrician tape on the Lead Screw before Pushing it into the Coupler for a true centered rotation.
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