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Strange output from a good gcode file  

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Strange output from a good gcode file

I am trying to print an stl file that is included in the attachment.  I have included the .stl file, the gcode file, and the Prusaslicer parameters.  When I view the gcode file, it looks good, however, the print has overshoot at the bottom.

Can anybody tell me what is going on with the print and why I am getting the lower overshoot?

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Posted : 26/08/2021 11:29 pm
Dan Rogers
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Y axis bearings?

Looks like major axis shifting - if this is the Y direction (left to right in your picture) that you are seeing that "over shoot", it is either your Y motor grub screws (tightened them in correct order) - or your bearing carriage clips are too tight (requires removing the heated bed plate to adjust).


Posted : 27/08/2021 6:04 am
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A very long shot

This is extremely unlikely, but there was a bug in firmware version 3.8.1 that would cause something like this if you printed using OctoPrint. 

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Posted : 27/08/2021 2:12 pm
Eminent Member
Topic starter answered:
I found the problem

I found the problem.  The Y axis drive toothed pulley on the motor shaft was full of dirt/filament leftovers, and the belt kept giving resistance/overshoot when it encountered the stuff between the pulley teeth.  I took off the toothed pulley and cleaned it with a can of compressed air and an dental pick (the dental pick seemed appropriate since I cleaned between the teeth).  I also lubed the Y axis rails and bearings, and lubed the pulley at the other end of the belt.

I have a belt tensioner on the Y axis belt.  Have had it since I built the printer.  Works well.

Printer works fine now.  No overshoot.

BTW:  I have no idea what a "grub screw" is.

Posted : 28/08/2021 8:06 pm