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singlefin
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Weird groaning noise on Z axis

Hi, 

Just got my shiny Mini+ (not kit) and found this peculiar groaning noise from Z axis moving down while running the self test.  Which part could be causing this?  Since I didn’t assemble the printer, I’m unsure where to check…

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Posted : 05/10/2021 7:57 pm
singlefin
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Topic starter answered:

Please click on "IMG_9001" for the video...  Thanks

Posted : 05/10/2021 8:53 pm
singlefin
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Topic starter answered:

Here's the video: 

Posted : 06/10/2021 9:33 pm
abacabie
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Z axis

make sure that the trapezoidal nut under the X-axis assembly is not to tight, maybe loosen a bit then run the Z-axis up and down and hand tighten again, had the same issue.

Posted : 07/10/2021 12:10 pm
singlefin
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Topic starter answered:

You are referring to the black collar/sleeve looking thing screwed (2 x M3 screws) to the bottom of the orange XZ motor drive assembly that travels up and down the Z axis?  

Posted : 07/10/2021 1:44 pm
abacabie
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Yes

yes, that's the one, i had the same issue, its very easy to over tighten this.

Posted : 07/10/2021 2:42 pm
Judas
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Z

Abacabie is definitely correct, mine did the same thing and I had to loosen one of those two screws. One was very tight while the other was loose.

Posted : 07/10/2021 8:30 pm
singlefin
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Topic starter answered:

Thanks for your help, I have loosened the two bolts and re-tightened lightly, no more groaning noise while performing Z-axis self test.

 

Posted : 09/10/2021 9:29 pm
Daniel-san
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Worked for me as well

Thanks for the tip, my pre-assembled Mini+ also had this noise when moving down, and loosening/hand tightening the two nuts underneath has resolved it

Posted by: @abacabie

make sure that the trapezoidal nut under the X-axis assembly is not to tight, maybe loosen a bit then run the Z-axis up and down and hand tighten again, had the same issue.

 

Posted : 18/10/2021 8:19 pm
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