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Hi,

I'll like someone else opinion. I just was printing some stuff and started to notice that the print was like 'crushed' down. I just printed something 40-50minutes ago and now was doing a larger print with some modifications. The think it's that after each 'z' movement I could hear a Z stepper sound, something I never heard before between layers and that sounds almost like if the Z was moving (I tryed looking very hard at the Z but didn't noticed anything).

My theory it's that the Heat it's doing something with the stepper. Mine it's a UMO+ (v2 board). And here are some photos of what the print was looking like.

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This it's the heat that my thermal camera sees (and that's on the bottom of the printed, so that's how hot it's the bottom wood where the board it's.

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The second print that failed was done with the same settings as the one before that went perfect.

But just in case here they are:

0.2 height, 65 speed, 50 for inner/outer shell. Infill 26%. PLA cheapblue, 210C. Also I print with 1.75mm filament (I could easily print at 200C) but I forgot to adjust that just because worked on the print before and this it's just a super easy flat think to print.

Should I start looking for some cooling for the lower bottom of my UMO+? I get that electronics get hot and here the room was at 28C so It's perfectly understandable if that's the problem. Maybe the heat it's making the Z motor failing ?

If anyone has the answer, thanks!

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Steppers can handle tons of heat but the stepper drivers can't. Do you have the white board? It shouldn't need fan but 28C is a bit hot. I would tilt the UM by 45 degrees or even print on it's side (it prints fine even upside down). And put a desk fan blowing on the white circuit board to see if that helps.

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