[EMS Discuss] 3D printer troubleshooting

James Hukill EMAIL HIDDEN
Sat Oct 12 12:40:18 PDT 2013


Thanks for the background.  I have extra parts for both brands so will swing by the shop and take a closer look.  

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> On Oct 12, 2013, at 12:01 PM, "Mr. Clif" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> 
> Yes were mainly talking about the printerBot here but The Makerbot is down also, I think it just needs a new Molex connector. The PrinterBot is skipping perhaps not in the same way that I fixed a while back. Also the filament feed pinch roller does not alwasy hold it securely. It seems to slide sideways and pop out.
> 
>    Clif
> 
> Bob Miller wrote:
>> Is the PrinterBot skipping?
>> 
>> If this is a new issue, it's probably due to something vibrating
>> loose.  Have all the bolts, belts and pulleys been torqued down
>> recently?
>> 
>> Mark replaced a cracked bracket a couple of months ago.  Before he
>> did, the printer was skipping -- maybe the replacement bracket is
>> failing in the same way.  (Unfortunately, I don't remember the
>> details, sorry.)
>> 
>>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:11 AM, James Hukill<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>>> I seem to be missing a thread.
>>> What's broken (I get that it's a 3D printer). ?
>>> 
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>>>> On Oct 12, 2013, at 9:55 AM, "Mr. Clif"<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks for the research Beata, We should really try to get these going again.
>>>> 
>>>>    Clif
>>>> 
>>>> Beata wrote:
>>>>> Found this discussion about print speeds and motor skipping
>>>>> which I hope will help solve the issue I discovered.
>>>>> http://www.printrbottalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1124
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