Clicking noise

found the prb

all the belts are good not loose. So i have been sitting here for like 30 mins and it has not made the sound one time and some times it does it alot! I lost on what i could be so after the print is done witch is soon gonna check pullys on steppers and the metal guide rods check all belts and see if i find anything. Other wise octive will be fixing it 

u where right the metal shaft right in the front of the printer that moves the extruder forward and backward moves side to side so not sure if its a bearing or grub screw gonna see

so all the grub screws on bearings are not tight and the one is sripped and it just spins im writing to them

Of course I am, I’m an expert! :smiley: :smiley:

http://youtu.be/BKorP55Aqvg

well expert lol is the extruder head supposed to have play in it? like then the machine is on the the steppers are locked if i touch the top i can move it side to side and front to back.

well expert lol is the extruder head supposed to have play in it? like then the machine is on the the steppers are locked if i touch the top i can move it side to side and front to back.

Um... No.. I would assume the belts are moving too.. Find out what is moving and what is not.. That is where you will find the problem..

nope i can see there is play in the slide bearings or what ever you call the 8 round parts that ride on the 8 small rails. thats where im getting a cocking movement on the extruder. did try uploading a video but internet here is so slow

Expert Kyle is correct. It should not move.

Is it really moving along the rods or is it just tilting? If it tilts then you have to snug up the bearing grub screws in the head (4 on the sides and 4 underneath the extruder stepper (stepper has to be removed for that).

So it is tilting there are grub screws all around the head. 2 on each side so that’s 8 one for each bearing. So I will find more under the extruder stepper?

this printer is not made to well its only 3 weeks old i have had one for like 7 months no problems like this!!!

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Looks like they moved the screws to the side on the upper bearings for the later versions. On my V1 they’re under the stepper. But that’s good…no need to remove the stepper.

Just snug them up a little… Not tight, otherwise you will distort the bearing housing and the bearing will bind and fail quickly.

Put some blue loctite on all the grub screws, too. This way you don’t have to do it again.

A tiny bit of tilt play is not a problem…the bearings also have a little play on the rods and that’s normal.

Looks like they moved the screws to the side on the upper bearings for the later versions. On my V1 they're under the stepper. But that's good...no need to remove the stepper.

Just snug them up a little… Not tight, otherwise you will distort the bearing housing and the bearing will bind and fail quickly.

Put some blue loctite on all the grub screws, too. This way you don’t have to do it again.

A tiny bit of tileilt play is not a problem…the bearings also have a little play on the rods and that’s normal.

Ok then it should be fine it just has a little play on the rods. I still hear that click noise ever once a while. I think it has something to do with a bearing

Hello everyone,

 
I have the same problem on my printer, I solved by cleaning the guides, but also checking the belt tension, I noticed that if they are too tight, make noise, I tried to loosen them and now everything is ok.

What belts did you loosen?

looking in front of the printer: one below the strip led, and that in the opposite part.
 
P.S. with a simple program to tune their guitars, you could adjust the tension correctly; It is a system that use to adjust the belts of the distribution of my Ducati;)

No how do you go about doing that? What do all the screws do there. I hate that zotrax does not have a repair manual to explain every part

looking in front of the printer: one below the strip led, and that in the opposite part.
 
P.S. with a simple program to tune their guitars, you could adjust the tension correctly; It is a system that use to adjust the belts of the distribution of my Ducati;)

now i got like a clunking noise. Im getting a bit mad here. this printer is NEW!!

now I'm printing as soon as it ends (in a few hours ..) I do some picture

now I'm printing as soon as it ends (in a few hours ..) I do some picture

ok thank 

Put it in a box and send it away to have it fixed under warranty. Is there a year warranty in the US? In Europe we have 2 years (individuals) and 1 year (business). Best of luck, seems you got a "rotten apple" machine here.