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Posted · Ultimaker Original Plus Belt Problems

This page shows the blocks more assembled.  https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/20910-align-print-head

The screw goes thru the small block with a nut underneath.


It would pay you to go thru the head alignment procedures to get your gantry nice and square from the start.


The instructions do seem to skip over (or don't show it well) the part about inserting the small piece and clamping the belt.  Maybe it's hidden in some other part of the instructions.


No problem.  For once a small mistake caused no harm and some stuff was learned.  There are a lot of better alternatives out there for the slider blocks that can be printed.  I like the "banana" variations.  Although I have been interested in some of them, I have never made it a priority to print any of them as the originals are still satisfactory.

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    Posted · Ultimaker Original Plus Belt Problems

    Glad you got it all sorted out in the end :)


    11 hours ago, Lars Eric Wingfors said:

    Oh also no tensioners seem to have come with my kit

    I got 2 bags of screws that were never asked for and weren't in the manuals parts list but that's about it. 


    There were some leftovers for me too. But also a couple of springs like this, that you can use to add more tension to the belts. But I never used them. I guess they can be useful when the belts starts to get worn. But I threw them out well before that.



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