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First print keeps failing

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my print keeps failing :(

the x axis sometimes seems to block, once it has done that the axis cant move at all until a complete system reset.

it seems that once the x limit switch on the front left is hit, the axis is stuck

if i can get past that, it prints 1 line but then the z axis moves up like 2 mm in 1 step and the material doesnt stick on the bed

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Maybe the driver is overheating instead of blocking. If the motor driver overheats it shuts itself off until cooled down.

Try to move the printer head around with the direct control window. Just move it around a few large squares of 10x10cm. If that works, move it into the endstops and see if keeps working. Just to diagnose for sure what the problem is.

As for the Z axis, it could be a bad solder/jumper problem that we've seen before. See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=468

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the z axis is fine.

the main problem seem to be the extrusion itself.

I can move the extrusion motor fine in the control panel and material comes out, but not during printing. the extrusion gear just wont move + the motor is pretty hot

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ok making some progress

turned out the distance betweeen the nozzle and the bed was stil a bit to high, first layer is sticking now

still having feeding problems thou. i am printing with a gcode mseeker provided me

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my print keeps failing :(

the x axis sometimes seems to block, once it has done that the axis cant move at all until a complete system reset.

it seems that once the x limit switch on the front left is hit, the axis is stuck

 

For the record, I had the same problem and I found the cause in a comment in the Assembly Guide :

> there is a mistake on ENDSTOPS-BLUE bottom marking : Front right and Front left connectors marking position are switched

see

http://bit.ly/wANdUo

After I switched the cables the head started moving in the X axis again.

Alain

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