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Posted (edited) · Prints start printing off axis halfway through

This has been a problem for a while now.

Whenever printing anything more than a few centimeters tall, the printer shifts and starts printing in a totally different position than where it started. Usually finishes the print, just in a different area than where it started.

To clarify, the misprint is where the "M" gets cut in half about halfway up.

Picture of example attached.IMG_3789.thumb.JPG.031b3026ccb19d5dcac236ed2e66b522.JPG

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    Posted (edited) · Prints start printing off axis halfway through

    http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/23-a-visual-ultimaker-troubleshooting-guide

    See 4th image down on the left.  Sometimes this causes leaning - sometimes sudden shift exactly as shown in  your photo.  This is very common and easily fixed in a few minutes.

    Most likely it's the pulley on the stepper motor.

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    Posted · Prints start printing off axis halfway through

    http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/23-a-visual-ultimaker-troubleshooting-guide

    See 4th image down on the left.  Sometimes this causes leaning - sometimes sudden shift exactly as shown in  your photo.  This is very common and easily fixed in a few minutes.

    Most likely it's the pulley on the stepper motor.

     

    Thanks, that's a very helpful resource to have! Didn't know it existed!

    Turns out the bars were slightly not even and causing the belt to slip.

    Consequently it looks like they've worn down a few of the notches so I'm going to have to get a new belt to replace it with.

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    Posted · Prints start printing off axis halfway through

    They cost about $1 each in batches of 10 so go for it. fbrc8 might send you a free one - don't know. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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