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Print has jumped in X and Y axis?  

Sebastian Flodin
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Print has jumped in X and Y axis?

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone has been through this and what it could be due to? After the first 10 layers the whole print has jumped in X and Z axis by about 1-2mm. 

Posted : 12/10/2021 8:17 am
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RE: Print has jumped in X and Y axis?

The good old layer shift... 

A whole bunch of reasons why it might happen:

  • Pulley screws on X or Y motor not properly tightened. One has to be tightened against the flat side of the motor shaft!
  • Belt not correctly tightened. Use this tension meter to get it right:
  • X carriage over-squeezed. Loosen the back plate on the X carriage axis. (only relevant for Mk3S)
  • Nozzle hit an obstacle. Some patterns such as grid have lines that cross within one layer. This can lead to little pile-ups at the intersection points, in particular if you have slight overextrusion, which in turn can lead to the nozzle catching at those pile-ups. See
  • Zip ties on the wire bundle on the back of the extruder not properly positioned, so they or the cables hit the model.
This post was modified 2 months ago by fuchsr
Posted : 12/10/2021 10:54 am
Sebastian Flodin
Active Member
Topic starter answered:

Thanks a lot Fuchsr! I will check al in your list!

Posted : 12/10/2021 11:17 am