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edge and infill issues after fixing x motor

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Posted · edge and infill issues after fixing x motor

Hey,

So I have been printing pretty good for a few weeks.

The other night I found during a 2 hour print that I could hear a clicking and grinding sound. Yay.

The grinding was coming from the xmotor its band was rubbing on the wood frame when the head traveled from left to right. I realigned the drive gear on the motor and the one on the x rod. Then I relised that the y back rod was causing the clicking. It was traveling 1~1.5mm from left to right on fast moves.

Im not sure how I fixed this, but it has stopped.

Now I get some prints with gaps between the border and the infin as well as really crappy bottom layers.

What do i start to look at to fix this?

Im using cura rc4 and i have not modifed any of the settings between the prints.

Image examples here:

This is the bottom

http://www.flickr.com/photos/prottiwatts/7255586540

this is the top

http://www.flickr.com/photos/prottiwatts/7255585882

Cheers

Kym

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