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Posted · [UM2] Problem printing a good flat surface

Hi everyone!

I've been having this problem for a while and can't figure it out:

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I though it might be the short belts so i tightened them put sadly it didn't improve the situation! The bed is also levelled nicely as it always only seems to be an issue on diagonal flat surfaces. Could it be slicer related?

Hopefully, someone has some ideas!

Regards

Max

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Posted (edited) · [UM2] Problem printing a good flat surface

Hi Max,

This looks like you have to much play in the linear bearing(s) in the extruder unit.

To inspect this, (the printer do not have to be switched on) hold the extruder from above with your left hand to prevent it move, then use your right hand from below grab the lo part of the extruder without touching the wiring on the reverse side of it. Now try to move the extruder at this place forward/aft for the Y axis to see if there is any play. Do the same thing right/left (the X axis).

If there is to much play here, you will see clear opening in first layers..

This is a test to be repeated in different positions for the extruder, as such play can be related to spesific positions..

OK. Good Luck.

Thanks

Torgeir.

Edit: The four sliding bearing on the 4 X 8 mm shafts may also cause such error, but same procedure will cover those as well. For those bearing (inside each of the four black sliding blocks), you can also feel play when moving those block (carefully) up and down, much forces must not be used here.

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