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Z - axis shaft squeaking noise

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:26 pm
by aimeri42
Dear all,

- The Z-shaft (one of them in the left side) is making a squeaking noise only while going down.
- The printer is new and has only 8 total hours of printing. The lubricant seems to be removed by the motion of the print head. I am not sure whether the shaft is not aligned or the bearing is too tight.
- Attached you will find the video.
Looking forward to your suggestions.
P.S I have another Raise 3D E2 printer with 400+ hours with drier shafts and works just fine.

Sincerely,

Re: Z - axis shaft squeaking noise

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:33 am
by Steven@Raise3D
aimeri42 wrote:Dear all,

- The Z-shaft (one of them in the left side) is making a squeaking noise only while going down.
- The printer is new and has only 8 total hours of printing. The lubricant seems to be removed by the motion of the print head. I am not sure whether the shaft is not aligned or the bearing is too tight.
- Attached you will find the video.
Looking forward to your suggestions.
P.S I have another Raise 3D E2 printer with 400+ hours with drier shafts and works just fine.

Sincerely,


I would suggest creating a support ticket so that one of our technical support engineers can assist you in resolving this issue.

Re: Z - axis shaft squeaking noise

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:10 am
by 1Freddy1
Hello,
Is there already a solution to the squeak

Re: Z - axis shaft squeaking noise

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:15 am
by Ryan@Raise3D
The squeaking sound can very likely be due to needing to apply some lubrication to the smooth rods and the lead screw to help. If you still have the issue I suggest creating a support ticket.

Re: Z - axis shaft squeaking noise

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:16 pm
by Tfmcnellist
I went around and around with Raise about this exact problem. We changed rods, lead screw and bearing with no real fix. I did clean out the threads in the Peek lead screw nut. It builds up a lot of junk from printing. After giving it a light scrape and replacing it is almost gone. It works best is the threads are not to loose or to tight. Once removed hold the nut in one hand with the stepper and lead screw in the nut. Twist the motor and the assembly should rotate freely. It does require taking the gantry off. You can not purchase the Custom Peek lead screw nut, you will have to purchase the stepper, screw and nut assembly if yours is damaged unless it’s under warranty. I must say in most cases Raise does a good job replacing warranty parts.