A tale of Five Enders: Vertical Lines Fix

Yup we are up to Five (with 3 more on the way) Ender 3’s.  Best little utility printer on the market IMHO.


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QXsiO0

Here are my two “honey holes” for Creality Ender 3 and CR-10 Parts.

Pretty sure they are the same people in the background.


So I print nearly continuously and one of my printers developed some vertical lines in 3D Prints.  With a little research I determined the X-axis belt was a little loose.  Here is the fix.

For more detail on troubleshooting Underextrusion, Ripples and Waves in your 3D Prints, see here: https://makersteve.com/2018/08/29/ultimate-guide-to-troubleshooting-underextrusion-ripples-waves-and-stringing-in-3d-printers/

Bottom Line up front: 

If you are experiencing vertical lines in your 3D Print, tighten your X and Y axis belts.  This fix applies to all belt driven 3D Printers.

The Problem:  Those lines aren’t suppose to be there.

20181215_015219

Or there:20181215_015228

This is what it is supposed to look like:20181215_015244

Smooth!20181215_015248

The culprit:

I could see when the belt was in action, there was a bit of slack when changing motion from left to right.

20181215_015303

The fix is to loosen both Hex Cap Screws and tighten it up.

20181215_015311

20181215_015314

With the two screws loose, pull gently to the right and snug it up.  Then tighten the screws.20181215_015320

To check your Y-Axis, look at how the belt rides here:

20181215_015341

The tensioner on the front is what you will loosen, there are 4 screws here.20181215_01555420181215_01560220181215_01560620181215_01561520181215_015624

Pull a bit to snug it up and then retighten.20181215_015639

Much Mo’ Better!20181215_015355


Shop my Artillery Shell designs on eBay 

Say thanks!

https://ko-fi.com/O5O4K7N6

https://www.patreon.com/makersteve

Or go shopping using these links and I will receive a small commission.

Follow me on Social Media:

More: https://makersteve.com/ https://thingiverse/sbeecroft

Follow along, more is on the way!

Thanks Steve

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.