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by ednisley
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Hotbed suddenly stopped working
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Hotbed suddenly stopped working

What am I missing? Rummage around here and you'll find platform heater failures galore, particularly on early M2s with 12 V platforms. The basic problem: too much current for the connectors. Pull each of these connections apart and check for charred connectors: PSU to RAMBo RAMBo to platform cable ...
by ednisley
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder Starting off Bed
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Extruder Starting off Bed

just moved it to my home office Perhaps a switch got whacked out of alignment. Verify the home switches by manually homing each axis using whatever printer control program you're using. I use Pronterface, but assume S3D lets you do the same thing. If an axis don't move in the way it should, verify ...
by ednisley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: max speed of M2
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: max speed of M2

what is the max speed that the machine will try and print There's a limit in Configuration.h : https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin/blob/1.1.x/Marlin/Configuration.h #define DEFAULT_MAX_FEEDRATE { 300, 300, 5, 25 } Multiply the X and Y values by 60 to get mm/min, as used in G-Code: 30000 mm/min...
by ednisley
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Feed motor
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Feed motor

turtleman wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:56 am
Is their a fuse somewhere that I need to change?
The firmware won't drive the motor unless the hot end is at the proper temperature.

Check that first …
by ednisley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?

Any analysis of the data from my previous posts? You've been doing a lot of fiddling with the machinery as part of finding the extruder problem, so: did you, at any time, even once , unplug / disconnect the Z axis motor when the power was turned on? If so, that likely killed a driver transistor in ...
by ednisley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?

I took the bottom of the motor apart No sugarcoating: disassembling a stepper demagnetizes the rotor. You must buy a new Z-axis motor. The motor is assembled with the rotor demagnetized, then it's magnetized in place. When you take it apart, the rotor smacks into the stator, which creates a localiz...
by ednisley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?

the technical reason why the motor would move in the opposite direction The windings set up a rotating magnetic field which, in normal operation, drags the rotor around with it. When the rotor stalls, it vibrates back-and-forth and may wind up synchronizing with the field in the wrong direction. Ol...
by ednisley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Z axis problem. Is this a problem with the motor or the driver?

the random up and down movement doesnt make any sense It's what happens when a stepper is mechanically overloaded: the rotor can't turn at the commanded rate. Start by cleaning & lubing the Z axis guide rods and leadscrew. If that solves the problem, just clean and lube a bit more often. Which none...
by ednisley
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Makergear M2 stops extruding after many hours midprint
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Makergear M2 stops extruding after many hours midprint

Fusion916 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:28 am
the filament is randomly going in the filament drive slightly bent
Is the filament guide tube installed?

None of your pictures show it and, without the tube, the filament will kink as it feeds.
by ednisley
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: burned(?) PETG in prints

just using them as they were The guy who gave me the idea made a positive duplicate of the nozzle, created a negative mold of a boot surrounding it, then cast silicone rubber into the mold to make the boot. I liked the silicone boot idea, but all the mold-making & casting seemed like way too much w...