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by Xeracy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: How do i get clean PLA out of my nozzle threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Re: How do i get clean PLA out of my nozzle threads?

awesome, thanks!

over night, all the small bits of PLA in and around the nozzle came off - the more solid parts are scraggly and a bit maleable so i was able to get a little of that out. I should be able to pick it all out by tomorrow.
by Xeracy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: How do i get clean PLA out of my nozzle threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

How do i get clean PLA out of my nozzle threads?

I switched from ABS to PLA and didnt tighten the nozzle all the way apparently! :oops: I found my 2nd PLA print OOOZing liquid PLA out between the nozzle and the threaded post... Come to think of it, I now remember hearing at some point that i should have used some Teflon tape - is that right? Anyho...
by Xeracy
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Left Z-axis motor spins the down at the beginning of a print
Replies: 15
Views: 10268

Re: Left Z-axis motor spins the down at the beginning of a p

the "grinding" noise you here is the motor stalling (or skipping steps). It is being commanded to lift up WAY quicker than it actually can. For some reason the right motor can make it, but the left cannot. (probably because the weight of the x carriage is all the way to the left). This would make s...
by Xeracy
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Left Z-axis motor spins the down at the beginning of a print
Replies: 15
Views: 10268

Left Z-axis motor spins the down at the beginning of a print

When I start a print, the Left z-axis motor spins the opposite direction (down) to the right one i believe. It only happens for a moment as the nozzle digs into the bed and the motor makes a grinding noise. At the same time, I can see the right hand motor traveling upwards and the x-axis becoming un...