Taz 6 leveling issue

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fliegendaffe
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Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by fliegendaffe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Ever since the filament was changed out on my printer, the printer while auto leveling, fails. After wiping, it will touch disc one twice, then when it goes to disc 2, it barely touches it and goes back to rewiping. It does this a couple time and then fails. I have tried manually adjusting the level via the servo motors, made sure to check the tightness of the washers, and even cleaned the nozzle numerous times. What can be the issue?

fliegendaffe
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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by fliegendaffe » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 am

Update: I just flashed the firmware on the printer and it now starts the auto level on the back left vs the front left. I also swapped the head. The same issue still persists though and fails on the front right washer.

JoeBowler300
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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by JoeBowler300 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:53 pm

Try cleaning your nozzle and washers with rubbing alcohol. Be sure to have it powered off when cleaning the nozzle else you’ll blow an internal micro fuse.

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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by Galadriel » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:32 am

fliegendaffe wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 am
Update: I just flashed the firmware on the printer and it now starts the auto level on the back left vs the front left. I also swapped the head. The same issue still persists though and fails on the front right washer.
If your auto-leveling is failing on the right side of the printer the most likely cause will be that the X-Axis isn't totally level. This can cause the toolhead to hover above the washer rather than making contact which will cause the probe fail error you are experiencing. Try following this guide to verify your X-Axis is level: https://ohai.lulzbot.com/workflow/level ... e-repairs/

kmanley57
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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by kmanley57 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:36 am

Another thing to 'check' is that the control box is getting enough cooling so that it does not drop steps on the Z Axis.
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skemper
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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by skemper » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:14 pm

kmanley57 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:36 am
Another thing to 'check' is that the control box is getting enough cooling so that it does not drop steps on the Z Axis.
Hi, could you clarify what this means/how to do this? I have been having issues with my new (unboxed a week ago, have made 5 successful prints so far) TAZ 6 where it starts the print too high and it's not sticking to the bed.

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Re: Taz 6 leveling issue

Post by kmanley57 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 pm

skemper wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:14 pm
kmanley57 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:36 am
Another thing to 'check' is that the control box is getting enough cooling so that it does not drop steps on the Z Axis.
Hi, could you clarify what this means/how to do this? I have been having issues with my new (unboxed a week ago, have made 5 successful prints so far) TAZ 6 where it starts the print too high and it's not sticking to the bed.
That sounds more like your Z-Offset is too high. Not near my Taz 6 to step you through how to find the LCD screen to adjust that.
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