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S5 Constant Loud Squeaking when Printing Circles

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I ask the following to determine if normal as we are still getting familiar with the printer.


I did not mention this before even though it was heard because there are noises throughout our shop that make isolating noises often difficult. However, once we moved the printer into the office yesterday and started a print it became very apparent.


When printing circles it squeaks loud and constantly. I watched very closely and it squeaks when both the (as I looked from the front) left stepper motor and the right stepper motor are active. As soon as the right stepper motor stops so does the squeaking. Conversely, if the left stepper motor is active and the right stepper motor becomes active the squeak is back. Below are 2 videos; one while printing the test object and one simply circling the Prime Tower. For your information straight x and y printing is quiet; only when doing circles does it squeak; and it is pervasive and loud.


I tried to include a video but was not successful.


Edit; I was able to included a compressed version of a small sample.


Thank you 


Edited by Shadowman
added video

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