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by ofloveandhate
Tue May 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Belts & Pulleys
Topic: Creaky Pulleys
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: Creaky Pulleys

after ordering, receiving, and replacing old with new steel idlers and new bearings, the machine is back to near silent when just moving. here are the aluminium idlers: https://www.ultibots.com/2040-metal-frame-aluminium-idler/ and the steel ones: https://www.ultibots.com/2040-metal-frame-idler-stai...
by ofloveandhate
Mon May 14, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Belts & Pulleys
Topic: Creaky Pulleys
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: Creaky Pulleys

oh, excellent. i'll order them in the morning. thanks a lot!!!
by ofloveandhate
Fri May 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Belts & Pulleys
Topic: Creaky Pulleys
Replies: 12
Views: 2757

Re: Creaky Pulleys

i lubed my bearings with teflon spray lube, and it didn't last very long -- maybe 1-1.5 weeks before the creaking came back. going to try something else, based on the lubes i have at home. glad this thread was here -- found it by forum searching for "bearings". looking at the linked thread, and abov...
by ofloveandhate
Fri May 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

OP here, posting back about 1.5 months later. since adding the grounding wire, the problem is solved. i have logged hundreds of hours of printing with no failures. thanks to everyone for their help and patience.
by ofloveandhate
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

grounding came as a suggestion from dc42, on the duet forum thread we have been using. i agree, grounding doesn't make sense, but at this point, nothing does. but you know what is the most puzzling? since grounding the extruder motor last week, i have had 0 fails, in a total of 6 prints and about 50...
by ofloveandhate
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

our next thing to try, is to ground the extruder motor. brad, do you have any ideas about how to ground it? soldering to the body doesn't work, since the body is aluminum.
by ofloveandhate
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

the pencil holder printed fine twice in a row. i have only printed it twice.
by ofloveandhate
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

is there another firmware i can load onto the duet?
by ofloveandhate
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

turning off "robustSlicing" made no difference. another failure overnight.
by ofloveandhate
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Print Defects
Topic: extruder motor stops turning
Replies: 83
Views: 7807

Re: extruder motor stops turning

here are some notable lines from that diff: ; spiralVaseMode,1 | ; spiralVaseMode,0 ; overrideFirmwareConfiguration,1 | ; overrideFirmwareConfiguration,0 ; overridePrinterModels,1 | ; overridePrinterModels,0 ; robustSlicing,0 | ; robustSlicing,1 robustSlicing is in advanced -- discard / heal non-man...