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Posted · Ultimaker S7 Failure to Level Bed

Trying to figure out why an Ultimaker S7 can't level the print bed to start a job or raise the print bed from the maintenance menu.


Bed will move to bottom position, start rising, then make some horrible noises while reversing direction.


I've tried cleaning the lead screw (nothing there) and tightening the screws on the base and the platform around the lead screw (all were already tight).  I also checked the clearances between the print bed and the side motor covers.  All good.


Here's a video showing the printer in action.




Any suggestion?



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    Posted · Ultimaker S7 Failure to Level Bed

    Have you lubricated the Z-shafts as well as the Z-screw? They'll need sewing machine oil.


    Also, if you remove the reel holder, does it make a difference? Could the bed be catching on it? It looks like it's failing right at the point where it reaches it. 

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