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What could be causing my y axis to slip?

Occasionally, while printing, my y axis will slip and the layer will, from that point forward, be shifted, ruining the print. What might be the causes of an axis slipping? I have tried cooling the ...
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Ender 3 nozzle homes off the bed in the Y axis

I just received my new Creality Ender 3. I was going through and checking/adjusting everything for alignment, and I noticed that when you "auto home" the print head, the nozzle stops off the ...
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Anet A8 - X and Y axis not square - how to fix?

I have an Anet A8 printer for about 4 months, set up pretty well (or so I thought) and printing a number of models pretty well. I made a large 3" x 6" box with a sliding lid yesterday and when it was ...
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Ender 3 distance between nozzle and bed changing on Y-axis

After I level my Ender 3, the distance between the nozzle and the bed seems fine on both ends, but moving the bed on the Y axis shows that it's increasing and decreasing for three times, which I just ...
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3D print leans in Y-axis

I have made a custom 3D printer with RAMPS electronics. I have printed a Benchy (ship) well, but when I try to print anything with teeth (spiral vase), gears (bearing), or a circle (rocket), the Y-...
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How to calculate linear Y rod length for a larger replacement bed?

I have an Anet A8 which I want to convert to an aluminium frame printer like the AM8 (rebuild of Anet A8 parts):        This should give a much more stiff frame with ...
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Why is some part of the print not aligned?

I'm using a Prusa Slicer with a FlyingBear Ghost 4 and got a wrong printing alignments on the Y axis only on a part of the printing object. What may cause this? Here are the printed model pictures ...
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3 vs 4 bearings for y axis travel

I have a Monoprice Maker Select Plus, where I'm doing the Gulf Coast Robotics carriage plate upgrade. I was watching through an installation video just to find any "gotchas" I might want to ...
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Steel versus MDF/Aluminium Y axis plate?

I have purchased a P3Steel v.4 kit that, rather unfortunately, comes with a steel Y plate. I understand that there may be interia, as well as stepper motor wear, issues related to the weight of the ...
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Y-axis slipping causing failed prints

My Y-axis on my Monoprice maker select running ramps 1.4 and Marlin makes a thud noise when moving every now and then. I have noticed a 1 to 2 mm shift in the print when this occurs. I tighten the ...
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Why is my Ender 3 v2 knocking & misaligning for high Y?

On my Ender 3 v2 printer I recently and consistently get some knocking. This happens in only two scenarios. First, it now occurs all the time when printing the initial test strip gets near the top (...
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Visible lines along Y-axis on Ender 3 Pro

I have a model that's placed on the bed exactly like on this picture: I have constant quality degradation as the bed moves down to print in the upper left corner (1). Everything is fine on the X (2)-(...
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3D Printer makes steps at Y axis (in some cases)

I have bought the Tevo Tarantula 3D Printer Kit. When I'm printing something that I created (using Cinema 4D), the printer prints it without any problems, but, when I download something from the ...
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Y-axis limit switch adjustment is way off on new Ender 3 V2 causing motor grinding noise and system lockup

Just received my new Ender 3 v2. When using the Auto Home feature, the Y-axis motor drives the bed as far back as possible then the motor grinds for about 10-15 seconds. The Y-axis limit switch is not ...
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Layer shifting on product printing after raft support structure

First post here, so please forgive me for any silly mistakes. Recently the y-axis (I think, forward-backward) has started skipping forward when printing the first layer of my print. It prints the ...
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Failing y-axis home with loud rattling

I have an Anet A8 and I currently try to improve the y-axis (with a tensioner and a frame to support the structure). Now after I dis- and reassembled the y-axis, I get a loud rattling noise when ...
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How to fix Y layer shift on Creality Ender 3?

While printing a simple model, my printer starts to layer-shift the build in a direction suddenly. I used the default setting for ultimaker Cura 3.4.1. It has done this same thing for multiple ...
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Print layer shifting on Alunar M508 Prusa i3 clone

[Edit: My specific question is firmware error or standard layer shifting. using 2 different versions of Cura were getting quite different results from the same stl file.] Per the image below with ...
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Y-axis on KP3S Kingroon only moves in one direction

I recently got a KP3S Kingroon 3D printer and have been trying to set it up. After a couple of test prints, the Y-axis seems to only move in one direction. At first, I thought it was a motor issue, ...
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CTC i3 Y-axis thin / no filament deposition

I have this CTC i3 printer; when I print square test prints, as it moves along the Y-axis back to zero (front). It extrudes lines but very thin or none at all. But opposite direction along the Y axis ...
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Drift and stuttering on prints

I stopped using my Monoprice Maker Ultimate (re-branded Wanahao Duplicator 6) for a couple of weeks and am getting a seemingly random drift with all my prints now when re-attempting printing. I also ...
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X and Y homing issues

I get an error: printer halted. (kill() called! Any time I home my machine's X or Y axis. I have just installed a 3D touch auto bed level sensor, ironically it ...
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Which material should I use to print a mounting adapter for the y-carriage?

I have purchased a replacement bed for my 3D printer. I wish to have it mounted on a single linear rail. Currently I am unable to drill properly into aluminum (due to problems with my drill). ...
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Ender 3 Y-Axis Stretched (I don't believe it's layer shifting)

I've got a peculiar issue today, and was looking for some help with it. Of the six Ender 3s I manage at my college, one of them seems to be stretching the Y axis of all the prints I make with it. ...
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Brass rails, bunting bearings ok for x,y axes?

new to 3D printers and to this community :) Would a 1/4" brass rod with bronze bunting bearings for sliders and SAE 30 oil suffice for X and Y axes with moving extruder instead of print surface? I'm ...
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Adjust Y axis only for Octoprint Bed Visualizer

I am using the Octoprint Bed Visualizer on my Ender 3/BLTouch setup. When it moves to the front left corner, the BLTouch sensor nearly misses the bed touching the very edge. Likewise, it is shifted ...
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Can't get Y-Axis to move with Marlin firmware

Just as the title says. I feel like I have tried everything. I am compiling the firmware for Marlin on a Megatronics board from RepRap. That shouldn't be relevant, because I have validated that it is ...
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Ender 3 + SKR 1.4 + Marlin 2.0.x bugfix - what bed size/min/max positions should I use?

On my Ender 3, it seems that the Y-axis can only move forward 220 mm after which the carriage will hit the tensioner. This seems repeatable so I don't think it's a hardware issue (unless it's expected ...
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What kind of problem is this? How does it correct itself?

I fired up my printer again last night to print something (Printrbot LC that I have customized), and happened to notice the Octopi instance still had a file that I printed ~5 years ago. Also, I ...
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Prusa i3 jerking during printing

I have a Prusa i3 and during the print, it will start jerking which makes a noise that sounds like something is going wrong. At first, I thought it was the infill since there is a gap in between the ...
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Y-axis movement error

I have a used Creality CR-10S and I have been using it for one day. I seem to be having problems with my Y-axis. Several times when I selected "Auto home", the bed only moved part of the ...
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MonoPrice Maker Select V2 Build Plate Movement issue

I just recently changed out the OEM Build Plate adhesive pad with a PEI Sheet. Prior to doing this work, the build plate moved back and forth just fine along the Y Axis (front to back). The Build ...
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Bulging on distinctive lengths along the X-Axis (on all layers)

I have massive print-quality issues on my Anycubic Vyper. As you can see on the first, third and fourth image, there is some sort of bulging or shifting happening. The issue seems to be related to the ...
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Inverted Y-axis on Modix BIG-120X V2

I'm almost done putting together this big behemoth, and I came to find out that the Y-axis is inverted. It goes away from the end stop. I've tried everything I could find but can't figure out why. It ...
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Moving bed Y-axis belt keeps skipping after replacement

I replaced my belt that had snapped and tightened it with the tension adjuster. Now, either the tension is too tight to allow the Y-axis belt motors to move the bed, or otherwise, the bed skips at ...
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Wavy walls on one axis (not ringing)

I own an Ender 3 max and after I did a fan upgrade to the main board (In the progress I need to let the printer sit on the y axis motor and might bend something), there're wavy patterns on the wall ...
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XYZ da Vinci 2.0 Duo Y-axis slipping

I have a "da Vinci 2.0 Duo" that when I start a print or jog is okay. But when it finishes the brim, it starts to slip on the Y-axis, the print then begins to shift farther back and it ...
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The Y-axis on my XVICO X3 seems to run backwards. I can't level or home the printer. What can I do to fix it?

I purchased the XVICO X3 over a year ago. It had fair reviews. I didn't end up assembling the printer until recently. The Y-axis appears to run backwards, so I can't use it for anything. It jams the ...
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X and Y axes don't move after upgrading to TMC2100 drivers

I had noisy DRV8825 drivers for my extruder E0 and X, Y, Z axes. I upgraded all to LV8729 drivers but they were still noisy, so I bought two TMC2100 drivers for the X and Y axes and two LV8729 for the ...
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Wavy lines throughout print

I have a zonestar P802QR2 model. This problem has been appearing since I first started using it and I'd really appreciate some help here! The prints always come out wavy and I'm guessing the y-axis ...
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Vibration marks when printing slowly on Y-axis

My Anet A8 prints come out with vibration marks when I print under 80 mm/s. Above that value, it's fine. Has anyone experienced something like this with any axis? The Y-axis motor also ...
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