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Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

Hi, 

I'm working with a UM3 and during some x & y transitions/movements it makes a knocking noise - here is a video of that sound (below).  I've done some light push/pull on the extruder head, tried to move the build plate, etc and I'm unable to figure out the exact source of the sound. 

 

Any ideas? Thanks in advance! 

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

Hello there,

I have the UM3E since 2 day's and it does have the same sound.

if you touch the Z axis rod close to bottom where stepper engine is attached you will feel this ticking is origine from this stepper.

I have no idea if it is normal or not, but sounds a bit weird indeed.

 

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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

No problems. It happened to me also. It is the autoleveling feature. The printer is compensating on Z axis.

You can gently touch with the finger the z axle, and you will feel it.

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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

Mine did that as well. I manually leveled and it was off by a little bit. Once I got it closer to being level and ran the auto level the knocking went away. Try that and see.

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Posted · Ultimaker 3 Knocking Noise on X & Y Movement

Definitely normal during the first 20mm Z-height with active leveling on, since that's when it makes corrections. Getting the bed more level with a manual leveling should help reduce it.

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