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Y Axis grinding

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:16 am
by telephone1652
Hi everybody,

I just picked up a used M2 this weekend and am excited to get it running. I have a first gen Cupcake that was a good handful of years overdue for replacement, so I'm jazzed to have this new machine. Right now I'm running it through Pronterface, but I plan on upgrading to Simplify soon.

Anyhow, I'm running through the setup process and working on homing the motors. The x and z behave exactly as they should, but the y motion is strange. It grinds nastily when moving, and a both + and - move the build platform away from me, towards the side of the machine with the power connectors. Both directions also tend to shudder and occasionally move a step or two in the opposite direction. However, the y endstop does cause the platform to cease motion if I press it after pressing the y home button.

While this isn't my first 3d printer, I'm brand new with this machine and wondering if anyone else has had this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Y Axis grinding

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:35 am
by telephone1652
The motor connection to the main board had come just a little bit loose, but not entirely disconnected. Works like a charm now. On to bed leveling!

Re: Y Axis grinding

Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:18 am
by jimc
welcome to the group and your new to you m2.

Re: Y Axis grinding

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:27 am
by telephone1652
Thanks, jimc.