First thing, I am looking for assistance to resolve the issues I have listed below.
Upon un-boxing my Taz 5 today I found that the Z-X axis assembly rocked when placed on a flat surface. Closer inspection showed rear, lower left perspex frame bracket was broken
Oh well this is not ideal but I can make a plan for now and just print a replacement. I removed one of the top brackets for a template (the frame for the top of the z axis prevents the rest of the frame moving with this removed).
Someone have a link for me to a printable version or a CAD drawing I can use to machine one?
Hacked together a temporary part out of 2mm abs.
Frame still rocked. I tried loosening a few of the corner brackets, checking the two aluminium extrusions were flush. No luck. The front right foot on the Z-X axis was still 1-2mm off the table.
Should I strip the unit down to bare frame and use an engineering square to correct or is there a better way?
Getting frustrated I decided to continue with adding the Y axis. This prevented most of the rocking but the foot still sits above the table surface.
I then go through the set up and find that the one side of the X axis was ~1mm higher than the other (hoping for an easy fix here to the wobble) but once even, the foot is still in the air
Screw it I want to print something. I follow the leveling procedure then plan to print the bed leveling file on the SD card
I get things up to temperature for ABS and manually extrude some plastic with the head 20mm off the bed to see all is good. Cool, home everything and start the print from the controller on the Taz.
After ~1 perimeter of the print surface I realise that stubby bit of ABS that shipped probably wont be enough and stop the printer by turning it off.
Turn things back on, set temps for ABS, retract the filament that shipped and push the short supplied section in until I get some oozing out. Lock the idler into place and set extrusion to 150mm as per the quick start guide. Click extrude and watch as very quickly the white filament turn to green followed by the hot end coming free of the rest of the extruder
At this point it was 3 hours after I started so I cleaned off the filament and came home from work to post this
Can I just push the hot end back in and what did I do wrong to force it out?
So basically any help for the above questions would be great. Ill see what I can work out with the hot end in the morning.
Thanks in advance
PS: One of the supplied plugs was also damaged but luckily not one I needed to use https://i.imgur.com/M0nwhcg.jpg