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Current version by: Drunken Boxzer ,

Title:

clicking with z axis movement

Text:

Versions of this question have been floating around, but my issue is only occurring at certain locations. When the z axis moves downward from home, it clicks 4 or 5 times when it gets close to the lowest height (140 to 165). Moving back to home it sometimes clicks near the top of the movement, but only once.  Listening closely, I think it's the z rod bearing furthest from the home position. I don't think it's the motor, at least it didn't get any louder when I propped the printer up to listen closely.

Any idea what's causing this? Again, it only happens at the lowest height along the z axis, and clicks 4 to 5 times with the final click being the loudest. Tested with:

G0 Z0 F3000

G4 P1000

G0 Z165 F3000

G4 P1000

repeated 10 times.

Category:

Z axis movement clicking

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Drunken Boxzer ,

Title:

clicking with z axis movement

Text:

Versions of this question have been floating around, but my issue is only occurring at certain locations. When the z axis moves downward from home, it clicks 4 or 5 times when it gets close to the lowest height (140 to 165). Moving back to home it sometimes clicks near the top of the movement, but only once.  Listening closely, I think it's the z rod bearing furthest from the home position. I don't think it's the motor, at least it didn't get any louder when I propped the printer up to listen closely.

Any idea what's causing this? Again, it only happens at the lowest height along the z axis, and clicks 4 to 5 times with the final click being the loudest. Tested with:

G0 Z0 F3000

G4 P1000

G0 Z165 F3000

G4 P1000

repeated 10 times.

Category:

Z axis movement clicking

Status:

open