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Posted · Ultimaker 2+ noise?

Good day, everyone.

 

I purchased a used Ultimaker 2+, it seems to print great and accurate. Even with the stock settings the prints look fantastic. However, it is quite loud with an almost gridding noise. I have included a video link.

 

It doesn't look like anything is rubbing and I lubricated the guide rods.

 

The printer has just over 7000 hours on it and the belts have never been changed. 

 

I am new to 3D printing and only have experience on a much cheaper printer. Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq7ADypgXlc

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ noise?

    Hi @gentlemancarrot,

     

    Welcome in here.

     

    According to you video, this sounds like a belt climbing a pulley and looks like the X axis (left right).

     

    You could move the head in X, Y or diagonally directions without power (or after a finished print) and observe the belts movement or find the source of this noise.

     

    This may occur due to an offset pulley that's forcing a belt hard to one side if the pulley and making this noise.

    Often we see black particle collected up in the bottom corner indicating where to look above..

     

    Another way is to use a program Pronterface found here:

     

    https://www.pronterface.com/

     

    Use this program when connected to the printer in order to move the head in just one axis by the time, as a detection tools.

     

    Pronterface.thumb.jpg.766dcf03fb25f125e9466e4436e6ed4c.jpg

     

    You might just try another com port, say com 6 or around this number and it should connect.

     

    Hope this help.

     

    Thanks

    Torgeir

     

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