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Slanting Prints

Slanting Prints

The most likely cause for slanting prints is usually that the set screw in a pulley has come loose. This most often occurs during transit. Check the set screws on all of your pulleys, particularly the ones attached to the short motor belts. The 2mm Allen Key that arrived with your machine should fit in the pulley set screws. If the lean is left to right, rather than front to back, I'd pay particular attention to the rear most pulley on the lower right hand rod.

If you cannot see/access the set screw, manually move the print head until the pulley rotates so that the screw is visible. 



The other thing you can check, if all of the pulleys on the rods are secure, is to tell the printer to home the head using Maintenance --> Advanced --> Home Head. Homing the head locks the motors in place once they reach home. If the Y motor is locked, but you can still move the head to the right after homing it, then the pulley on the X motor itself is probably the culprit. Remove the right hand cable cover (one screw is located low on the right panel, the other on the back panel). Unscrew the 4 screws holding on the X motor. 

Adjust the pulley as needed and make sure the set screw is tight. When you remount the motor make sure to put pressure on it as you screw it back in so that the short belt it is attached to stays taut. If you home the head again, if the fix was successful, the printhead should lock itself in the back left corner and be unable to be moved by hand again until you've either powered off the machine or done something else with the menu to move the head.

 

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    Erin Oliver

    I'm glad to hear it! We've gone ahead and corrected the page now. :-)

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    Erin Oliver

    Hi there!

    If the set screw is not facing the right direction for you to access it, move the printhead until it is. A 45 degree angle usually works best. We'll be sure to go ahead and update these instructions to include that information.

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    Rmorrill

    My print was slanting to the right, and the advice about the rear-right pulley set screw totally addressed it. I was able to print my student's picture frame on the third try. Thanks!

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    Rmorrill

    Promising advice here, but if the set screw is facing the printer's panel, how do you expose it so you can tighten it?

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