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thelostbrain

Noisy Z (Platform going down)

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Hi all! Finally got around to building my Ultimaker (finished her up over this past weekend).

Got everything calibrated pretty well and did a good first test print of the standard cube and thin wall cube.

Only issue I have so far is that the z is very noisy when traveling down (at any speed).

It's fine on the way back up.

It's almost as if it's vibrating / resonating...and it only does it about half way down the full length of travel and then is fine beyond that until it reaches the base of the machine.

Also, if I put some pressure on the platform as it travels down this also helps to alleviate the noise.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Mike

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Well, the problem's fixed!

Only wish I could say what fixed it - when I came back the next day the z was simply no longer noisy.

Well, applied more grease the full length of the leadscrew for good measure, hopefully will stay good movIng forward.

Thanks for the help.

I used my mental powers to achieve an invisible link with your ultimaker...

Just joking :)

Happy that it is fixed with a bit of good ol' grease :D

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