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by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 45663

Re: Smoothie M2

has anyone tried to address it? Yup... http://softsolder.com/2013/05/31/makergear-m2-platform-stabilization/ http://softsolder.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/img_2944-silicone-rubber-pads-for-m2-platform-installed.jpg?w=480 The springs have zero damping and the platform weighs the better part of a kil...
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

Thanks, ok, i'll hit up napa for it tomarrow.
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

Ah, i think i confused my terms...ok then i'll give that a go..... so the gear just pulls off the shaft then?
i've ordered it off the site.
i've got some blue loctite.. will that work?
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

OMG... what a mess..... Now realize, this printer sat pretty much unused for 2 years and saw some light usage when it was first purchased all due to a technical issue recently resolved..... So, Just recently it started seeing some actual heavy use... i found that all the oils from the grease had all...
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

very cool, thanks for the write-up....
one question, should i clean out the old lube with something like break cleaner?
by innkeeper
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 45663

Re: Smoothie M2

fluctuations are on each displayed sample, maybe 2-3 degreese +- i notice it more on the hot build plate, but hapens on the hotend too. there is a conversation on this on the reprap forums. here...http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?13,499322,page=3 aurthur wolf has offered to assist. but if i can be ...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Zebra Plate
Replies: 90
Views: 39944

Re: Zebra Plate

(To get the last of the gunk off the plate - pick up a Magic Eraser at the grocery store next time you go. It's a micro-abrasive melamine sponge, and the little things are absolute miracles when slightly dampened.) tried this tonight, made the bed all glossy where i used it, i dont think thats a go...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

i found some grease at the house....
technicly its NLGI #2 - which is wheel bearing grease.
its called "x-tra heavy duty grease" by lucas oil.
reading the label at least, i think it will work fine.
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 12291

Re: Planetary Gear Preventive Maintenance

good thread... more mods :) .. actualy good i read this as my gearbox has no real time on it at all so good i do this now. i have very similar teflon grease to super lube i use on all my printer z axsis's - similar but good to 650f. was sold by radio shack way back when under the archer brand name a...
by innkeeper
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Smoothie M2
Replies: 119
Views: 45663

Re: Smoothie M2

A heads up for anyone considering the board i used, the MKS SBASE. There is 1 issue with it, in that the temerature readings fluctuate. This seems to be an issue that the manufacturer has acknolaged and is working to correct. note: the real smoothieboard, or other clones do not have this issue. from...