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X axis does not go to home position at start of print


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Posted · X axis does not go to home position at start of print

I am using Cura as my slicing program.  Every Gcode file evidently has a missing instruction that is supposed to send all axis to the home position.  Y and Z axis works find but the X axis always starts from whatever position it was left at.  Examination of the Gcode shows a G28 instruction and the line:

"G1 X10.1 Y20 Z0.28 F5000.0 ;Move to start position".   Is this correct?

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    Posted · X axis does not go to home position at start of print

    So G28 has many different syntaxes.  Typically:

    G28

    By itself homes X,Y,Z axes.  Usually you can specify which axis and even say something about calibration:

    G28 X0 Y0

    Above would typically only calibrate X and Y axes.  The "0" does nothing on most firmwares but on some tells the printer something about some offest I think.

     

    But there are many other syntaxes.  So ask around to people who have the same printer as yourself - maybe your printer type has a forum just like Ultimaker does.  Ask there.

     

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    Posted · X axis does not go to home position at start of print

    After careful investigation, it was determined that the problem was not in the software, but in the hardware.  The limit switch for the X axis needed attention.  After some maintenance, the printer is again functioning normally.

    Thanks for the pointer anyway.

    Alan, W6LSu

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