Z axis won’t move on Geeetech Prusa I3 X

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Re: Z axis won’t move on Geeetech Prusa I3 X

Post by Skwint » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 pm

My Z-axis is way too stiff, so I ended up here (like, I suspect, about 50% of people building these things).

After removing the wood panel at the top and loosening the drive connector at the bottom, My Z axis threaded shaft sits at quite an angle to the smooth one next to it. See http://i.imgur.com/HU7mERN.jpg. I can get it into the hole, but having done that it's so stiff the motor can't turn it. It's not bent, it's just going through a thing which is clearly not parallel to it's sister.

I'm not really sure what to do about it, other than grab a pair of pliers and try to bend everything to a reasonable angle. Ideas welcome.

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Re: Z axis won’t move on Geeetech Prusa I3 X

Post by _kaktus_ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 am

Hello.
:mrgreen:

You think well.
There is no other option but you have to model a black handle with a trapezoidal nut.
I had a similar problem but to a lesser extent.
;)
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Re: Z axis won’t move on Geeetech Prusa I3 X

Post by stemboy400 » Fri May 31, 2019 1:57 am

I had this problem to,
after a lot of testing I realized that all I had to do was loosen the bearings for both the smooth rod and the threaded rod.

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