Z axis total failure  

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tmorck
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Halfway thru a print, the z axis stopped moving.  I shutdown, and tried manually to move the axis.  I can move in X and Y, but not at all in Z.  The PINDA probe appears to be working.  It has its light on, and senses when metal is held up.  I tried a "calibrating Z" first layer calibration.  It homes x and y, but never moves in the z direction.  help!!

i3 MK 3 s, running 3.9.0-3421 firmware 

Posted : 28/09/2020 11:31 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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Has the printer ever worked?

Posted : 29/09/2020 1:41 am
tmorck
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@charles-h13

Yes.  It has been working well.  I’ve printed a lot of items.  It just stopped moving in the z direction.

Posted : 29/09/2020 2:13 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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Is the motor spinning or making any noise?

Posted : 29/09/2020 1:22 pm
tmorck
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@charles-h13

doesn't appear to.  No motion observed.  no binding noticed.  able to manually turn screws to raise and lower head.

Z value has a "?".  After a time, it goes to calibrating Z, but still no motion.  then locks out.

Posted : 29/09/2020 2:09 pm
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