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Harold the Fish
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X-axis movement more resistant in one direction!

I have owned my Prusa mk3 i3 for about a month now. I ran the calibration wizard when I noticed the print quality quickly drop after I had disassembled the extruder to fix a really bad filament jam. The error I got (x-axis length failure, if I remember correctly) from the calibration wizard implied, according to other forum posts, that some wires were not tucked in properly. This was the case with my printer. As I am disassembling and reassembling the extruder to pull the cables tight, I notice that when moving the carriage to the left, there is occasionally a grinding sound and it consistently moves very slowly with much resistance. This problem, however, does not affect the carriage when moving to the right. Does anyone know what might be the cause of this?

This topic was modified 2 years ago by Harold the Fish
Posted : 16/04/2020 1:22 am
JoanTabb
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RE: X-axis movement more resistant in one direction!

Try lubricating your smooth rods and then move the axis to distribute the lubrication... see if this cures your problem, 
regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 16/04/2020 12:06 pm
Harold the Fish
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Topic starter answered:
RE: X-axis movement more resistant in one direction!

@joantabb

Thanks! I was able to resolve the issue thanks to you.

Posted : 18/04/2020 1:40 am
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