[EMS Discuss] 3D printer troubleshooting

Mr. Clif EMAIL HIDDEN
Sun Oct 13 18:03:33 PDT 2013


Cool, thanks for the help James.

     Clif

James Hukill wrote:
> Thanks for the background.  I have extra parts for both brands so will swing by the shop and take a closer look.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> 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). ?
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>> 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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