Z-Axis Noise

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jack_n
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Z-Axis Noise

Post by jack_n » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:57 am

Hello,

i have a slightly used Up-Box (20 Hours Print Time).

Since yesterday the Z-Axis is very loud when initializing the Printer.

I wonder if there is a way to reduce this noise ?

Thank you

Joachim

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Re: Z-Axis Noise

Post by pp3dp.nl » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:22 am

Maybe you have to remove the back panel with the supplied hex wrench, isn't too hard to do. There may be some dirt/scrap on the axis or some other problem.

First check if there isn't anything on the bottom that obstructs the axis when initializing.

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Re: Z-Axis Noise

Post by jack_n » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:35 pm

Hi,

thank you for the replie.

When i open the backplate, would you recommend to lubricate the z-axis and if so with which oil or grease?

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Re: Z-Axis Noise

Post by pp3dp.nl » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:30 am

Hi, I recommend the same grease as TierTime uses. I always clean the rods or axis first with a lint free cloth and then apply some new lithium grease.

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Re: Z-Axis Noise

Post by wackojacko » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:20 am

I recommend sewing machine oil, pour some onto the z screw at the top, then you don't need to remove any covers.
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Re: Z-Axis Noise

Post by titaniumapple » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:57 pm

I had this exact problem - the Z-Axis big turning screw is hard to see when you take off the back panel because it's in the middle behind the motherboard - lube that up (I think I used lithium grease) and it'll solve it instantly

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