(SOLVED) Y axis home 'grinds'

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(SOLVED) Y axis home 'grinds'

Postby jolars » 2014-Oct-Thu-00-Oct

I am sure this is a simple setup option, only a couple days in so I could use a hand.

When I start a print or when I home the Y axis, my PrintrBot Simple Metal makes a (rattling/grinding/protesting?) noise for a couple seconds then moves on like nothing ever happened.

I am guessing my y is off a tiny bit and it is trying to get to a zero point beyond the physical limits of the machine. I just dont know how to adjust the default setting.

This was not like this when I originally setup my machine, it seemed to occur sometime during my second print - it almost sounded like it slipped a gear. That print was off on the y axis after that point.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Y axis home 'grinds'

Postby Jdublu » 2014-Oct-Thu-08-Oct

If it happens at the end of the move to the home position, you may have some cable in the way of the Y axis homing properly. Mine does this if I have some of the fan wires hanging down in the way. It eventually compresses the wires enough to trip the end stop so the noise stops.
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Re: Y axis home 'grinds'

Postby jolars » 2014-Oct-Thu-08-Oct

Thanks, it does look like the wires on the stepper are getting in the way.

I was able to zip-tie them off to the side a bit and it looks clear so far. Guess I will try another print :)
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