Clicking axis


#1

Hi!

I am experiencing strange problem. While printing or moving the extruder by hand there is an clicking sound audible from the x axis. Please check the video below that I've recordered. The clicking take place only while moving from left-right/righ-left. Never while moving front-back/back-front. I think I have check all the screws, nothing seems to be loose or missing. any ideas? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZE1UKtVEM

Thank!


#2

Hi!

I am experiencing strange problem. While printing or moving the extruder by hand there is an clicking sound audible from the x axis. Please check the video below that I've recordered. The clicking take place only while moving from left-right/righ-left. Never while moving front-back/back-front. I think I have check all the screws, nothing seems to be loose or missing. any ideas? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZE1UKtVEM

Thank!

It's most likely comes from self aligning bearings, it won't affect your prints at all but I'm aware that could be disturbing. 


#3

Thanks for the reply.The bearing you are mentioning are the one to which long belts are connected? Yes it is very irritating. Anything I can do to get rid of it?

Edit: ohh these are the bearings at each end of the axis rod, am I right?


#4

Thanks for the reply.The bearing you are mentioning are the one to which long belts are connected? Yes it is very irritating. Anything I can do to get rid of it?

Edit: ohh these are the bearings at each end of the axis rod, am I right?

You are right ;)

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We don't have bearings itself for selling purposes, you'd have to buy whole X/Y axes set. (~70$ each)

If your printer is out of warranty already, you may try homemade methods, like using Loctite (638) glue on it or buy bearings on your own - its KFL08 if I'm not mistaken.


#5

I have the same problem, but where exactly on the bearings schould I use Loctite (638)?


#6

Hi, take a look at the picture. This is exactly where Loctite should be applied. Still, you need to be really careful and apply precisely a small amount of glue. Otherwise, the bearing might need replacement.


#7

Many thanks. I will try