Print platform jammed or broken

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firepixie
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Print platform jammed or broken

Post by firepixie » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:09 pm

I've had my UP Mini for 4 months and had great success using it. Yesterday my print platform jammed and started making a terrible noise when it was about half way to the top.

I opened the back of the printer and looked inside, and one of the gray plastic pieces holding one of the metal rods the print platform moves up and down on is broken. It's the one on the bottom right. I can't physically move the platform above about half way up. Please help!

I've attached a couple photos. I don't know if the broken plastic part is the problem, or if it's a result of the stuck platform trying to move up -- it made a horrible knocking / grinding sound.
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mb20music
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Re: Print platform jammed or broken

Post by mb20music » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:34 pm

Yes those clips do tend to break, replace it and you should be fine. Do you have a second 3d printer that would enable you to print out a new part?

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:130156

firepixie
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Re: Print platform jammed or broken

Post by firepixie » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:48 pm

No but I have a friend with one. I will try this. Thank you!

brainzilla
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Re: Print platform jammed or broken

Post by brainzilla » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:37 pm

Or replace it with a cable tie for now.
then print the spare, install it and print a second, more accurate spare ;-)

SeeJaysPlace
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Re: Print platform jammed or broken

Post by SeeJaysPlace » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Just got a brand new UP Mini..
thinking i should print all the spare parts before anything happends hehe

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