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How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?


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Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

My x axis 0 , on my printer seems to be way to far away from the side of the wall.

According to pronterface, my ultimaker extended has a max x axis of 219, which seems way off, considering most people seem to have 229-230.

My x axis when sitting "0" is sitting 7.4 + mm away from the wall. So question is how can I move the x axis more to the left (closer to the wall), and make that zero?

How do i go about doing this?

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    Posted (edited) · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    You can move the limit switch for that axis or bend the metal to tongue on the switch so it clicks when the head is closer to the side wall. When the head homes it resets the 0 position.

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    Posted (edited) · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    You can move the limit switch for that axis or bend the metal to tongue on the switch so it clicks when the head is closer to the side wall. When the head homes it resets the 0 position.

     

    ok thanks, but where is the limit switch?

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    with the head homed, look under the top in that position. you can move the head with the machine off and you will hear them "click" as you move it in and out of the corner. in the very top plate of the machine you will see to screws close together that hold one of the switches.

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    Make sure after bending it that the switch still clicks without the anything colliding when you move it by hand.

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    Make sure after bending it that the switch still clicks without the anything colliding when you move it by hand.

     

    Yup it clicks but i start up the ultimater now and it doesn't even go to the corner it just sits there.

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    Have you moved the head into the middle and then selected a print job?

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    Posted (edited) · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    Ok well i was about to take the whole thing apart then i moved the clip agian and restared it and it fired up and leveled out lol.. man i was scared i messed something up... and yes i got it much closer to the left side so thanks lol :)

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    :)

    Glad its working, I was also stressed hoping i didnt give you advice that killed your machine :p

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    :)

    Glad its working, I was also stressed hoping i didnt give you advice that killed your machine :p

     

    Nah its all good thanks man i do appreciate the help sorry for giving you a scare lol, i just about pooped myself as well.. lol

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    I had to do the same change on one of my machines as the fan shroud would hit the right side of the machine.

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    Posted · How to recalibrate or move the zero location of the X axis?

    I had to do the same change on one of my machines as the fan shroud would hit the right side of the machine.

     

    That was my same issue

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