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Posted (edited) · Loud grinding noise on rapid x axis movement

Hi everyone, I've had my ultimaker 2+ for about a month.

I've recently started hearing a loud grinding noise when starting a new layer. It seems to be coming from the x axis motor.

I just aligned the axles and it seems to have worsened.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBEpFq6yos

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    Posted · Loud grinding noise on rapid x axis movement

    Doesn't sound serious to me. It seems like it happens on travel moves only and only during layer change. As though it's doing the Z and X move at the same time which is not how it normally works. Anyway I've heard much worse sounds. I don't think anything is getting damaged.

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    Posted · Loud grinding noise on rapid x axis movement

    Is indeed from the Cura, and proceed to in 2 axes. (X and / or Y and Z)

    You can using this sound reproduction in which you gcode this.


    M107G28G0 Y100.0 X50.0 Z100. F9000G1 X105.0 Z100.3 F6000M25 ;Stop reading from this point on.


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    Posted · Loud grinding noise on rapid x axis movement

    Thanks for the reply, any ideas as to what might be causing it or how to diagnose or prevent it.

    Again - I think it's fine. Not a problem as far as I can see and hear.

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