I am new and a novice with 3D printing. And I recently tiptoed into the hobby purchasing an Ender-3 off Amazon.
I have spent three extremely frustrating weeks trying to print.
I've upgraded the feeder mechanism, attempted to print with a glass build plate.
I've leveled countless times - recently I've encountered a good start to a print - very flat and smooth initial layer only to have the extruded jam mid print.
I replaced the nozzles and had same result with a print clogging roughly the same time.
I've tried printing at the low end and high end of the filament temp recommendations.
A handful almost finished but top layer Didn't print and the print is soft or spongy.
If you want to offer advice - I would greatly appreciate it. Please don't tell me to buy an expensive printer as a solution is all I ask. I am super frustrated