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Posted · S5 not printing square lines

Hi there,


I had the suspicion that the S5 was doing something strange as whenever I printed a calibration chart, the top part of the print never lined up with the calibration card grid. I also have an S3, it does not show that behavior. To test that out, I printed a square frame and lined up the print to a grid. As you can see the left corner isn't square and the right corner is off even further. Has anyone had this issue?







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    Posted · S5 not printing square lines

    Hi pixelgun,


    it seems your axles are out of alignment, supposedly one of your long belts is loose and/or has skipped a tooth.

    So you should: 

    1. check for play of axles  https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011529260-Check-for-play-on-the-Ultimaker-S5-axles  (normally not needed if the printer is new)
    2. check tension of long belts and eventually tighten them, as shown in this helpful video, provided by @fbrc8-erin 
    3. aligning the axles, as described here: https://ultimakernasupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004168943-Aligning-the-Axes . Using dedicaded alignment tools, als for example these:  https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-s5-axis-alignment-tool  makes the alignment easier and more precise.



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