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tibbe
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Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

When the print head moves fast/longer distances it makes this annoying, louder sound:

 

(See 10s into the video).

The printer is standing on a concrete paver on top of a thick piece of foam on the floor so it shouldn't be a resonance issue. Is this normal?

This topic was modified 4 months ago by tibbe
Posted : 11/04/2021 9:05 am
Crawlerin
(@crawlerin)
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

It's not normal, I had similar sound on X axis when belt was rubbing onto something at end of X axis, there were even small black shavings falling from there. I re-printed X end and changed idler just to be sure. You may want to check if something similar does not happen on your Y axis if this happens. I do not know how long you have this printer and how much you printed, maybe small maintenance would not hurt too (re-tighten screws, tighten belts, clean rods, add a bit of lube etc.

Posted : 11/04/2021 6:05 pm
raymate
(@raymate)
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

Mine also does the same, mine is a few weeks old. I cant seem to stop it. I did reduce it with rubber isolation feet.

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Posted : 16/04/2021 8:28 pm
Robee Shepherd
(@robee-shepherd)
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

This might be the Y axis belt is too tight. 🤔 I think I had something similar after I had reassembled my Mini for some reason.

Posted : 17/04/2021 6:42 am
JoesTinman
(@joestinman)
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

I have this too. I believe it is caused by a resonance in the right side bearing of the Y-carriage. Does it mostly happen when the carriage is in the middle and not so much on the far and near sides?

I am currently testing changing the bearings to igus drylin. First tests are promising.

Posted : 08/05/2021 11:54 am
pulgovsky
(@pulgovsky)
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

Its not a fix but it could help.

reduce speed to 60 % I discovered this sound while I tried to do a print during night and changing speed helped me to sleep (yes I got my printer in my room)

 

Posted : 24/05/2021 7:30 pm
Nemo
 Nemo
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RE: Loud "seeking" noise when print head moves fast/longer distances

Print this I have see improvements in sound   https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/44643-prusa-mini-power-plug-stress-relief

This post was modified 2 months ago by Nemo
Posted : 25/05/2021 6:34 am
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