One I assembled myself had Z-axis binding, the one my son assembled did not. Then, hold a framing square to each upright at the base (from all possible sides) while you slowly tighten the bolts under the printer and at the top brace bar. Tighten the eccentric nut on the right hand X axis carriage mount until you can't spin the wheel freely then back off the eccentric nut a tiny bit at a time until the wheel just barely spins freely. Once you are sure your uprights are square and tight, and your X cross bar is level, make sure the X axis carriage on the right hand side is not tight on the right hand Z axis upright.
Checked out the video's below, maybe you have a solution since you know how to assemble it.
It was running like a dream until about a month ago.
Ender 5 $249.00 OBO! 105MM Shell Display Base – Looks pretty good! If they're not, your Z axis will bind as the carriage moves up during the print. Please be friendly and helpful. Ender 3 $155.00 OBO!
If you can't straighten it out this way and you can't straighten it out with the printed Z axis motor spacer, take the rod right off the machine and roll it on a flat surface. Overall I am happy with the Ender 3, I have two running, time now, printing Artillery Shells, cuz that’s what I do.
Just trying to go through your thought process here. There is a ton of other useful stuff on Makersteve.com and more coming every week. I’ll take 0.01mm any day on a 3D Printer. The Z-axis started knocking prints off the plate during printing. This is also the likely cause for binding on any 3D printer. The wheel should not have any drag at all but it shouldn't be super loose either. I think some money back is in order here i mean...this is absurd. Be sure to check out my Ultimate Build Guide for Creality Ender 3. They worked out to be perfect shims for the Z Axis motor. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. One I assembled myself had Z-axis binding, the one my son assembled did not.
Will work through this for sure but im still a bit confused....this issue seems to be constant with people and they still deliever a defective product.
I experienced two different printers. This part of the build took me an hour. How do you know it's Z-binding? CR-10 259.00 OBO!
I've had my Creality Ender 3 Pro since October 2019. It's super important to make sure the uprights are absolutely square and equidistant from top to bottom. Then I used my trusty digital micrometer to verify that I was within a fair tolerance with my lead screw, top and bottom. Either way the rod has to be perfectly straight or nothing else will help.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I have 2 Ender 3’s. There is a 3D printable solution on Thingiverse located here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2925230 – but it may not help if your 3D printer doesn’t print so you can use my workaround just something you have laying around. After a quick Google, I could see this was an issue with other Ender 3 users. These worked perfect for me, but you could use cardboard or something thinner or thicker based on your needs. If you didn't build your machine watching this video, honesty just take it apart and start over, it's super good and covers most of what I wrote above. Ender 3 Pro $185.00 OBO! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I've tried shimming, I've tried all the boiler plate solutions, my fingers are number from using allen wrenches and I'm about ready to throw it in the trash since they are impossible to contact. First, look at your Z rod from the side of your machine, if it's sticking out further from the top of the Z axis upright than it is from the bottom, loosen the coupler on the Z axis motor and try to re-seat the Z rod. Press J to jump to the feed. Lol followed the directions step by step, got it all together, X and Y working just fine. These measurements must be the same. Octoprint 101 – How to install and how to use, Maker Steve’s 3D Printing Rules to successful 3D Prints, Ender 3 Z-axis binding fix – Bring a basic stringing test, https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/. Support me and my 3D printing and Makersteve.com goals with Patreon or by using the links on this page to start your Amazon or Ebay shopping! But did you ever get the z-axis issue resolved? Ender 3 Z-axis binding fix – Bring a basic stringing test. After assembly, the Z-axis would not move under the motors power, it was binding and after inspection, I figured out it was because the lead screw was out of alignment with the coupler. So I recently purchased two Creality Ender 3’s and assembled them yesterday.
See how I stencil!
8/13/2019 – USED ENDER Printers back in stock! The first and quickest option is physically adjusting the Z-axis limit switch.
If you don't have any Z-Axis issues then feel free to ignore! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ender 3 Z-axis binding fix – Bring a basic stringing test. https://streamable.com/z3vfm with the spacers from thingiverse. I’ve bought 3.. they help you fix ’em!
Anyone have any ideas? Root cause tends to be the leadscrew not in axis with leadnut on z carridge because the carridge is not square from manufacture. The Creality Ender 3 is on sale at Gearbest till August 30th for $179.00 – awesome price! Message and mods before posting any sales links/affiliate links. Apply weight from the top brace bar down to make the printer settle as square as possible.
Lean on the bar a little, wiggle it around a bit.
Learn how your comment data is processed. So to the problem at hand. Yeah, I hate to have to mod a brand new printer but it had to be done. https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/. What I did was thread it through a soft brush to get rid of all of the debris trapped in the threads. 8/13/2019 – USED ENDER Printers back in stock!
Ender 3 Z Axis Lead Screw Brass Nut. Ender 3 $155.00 OBO!
Creality Ender 3 – 179.00 @ Gearbest – until August 30th. New Ender 3 Pro Going in Trash - Z Axis Binding I literally cannot fix Z axis binding on my BRAND NEW ender 3 pro. CR-10 259.00 OBO! Once you know you have a straight Z rod, looking at the front of the printer, measure the distance between the 2 Z uprights at the bottom and at the top. In my case loosening leadnut bolts allows some tolerance. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This is a z-axis stabilizer, designed to work with the bearings found in the fidget spinners you no longer use... 22mm x 8mm x 7mm I basically needed this to provide support for the Z-Axis Manual Adjustment Knob I added. You also need to make sure your X axis is perfectly straight from the left to right hand Z uprights. Sometimes a stock Ender 3 has the limit switch placed too high. If you want to fix post a vid of attempting to travel z axis from home up to 200mm or so. I'm almost wondering if the problem isn't a bad z-stepper motor, based on how freely it appeared to turn when the coupler was loosened. Full rules are in the "Community Rules" link at the top of the sub. I experienced two different printers. If you find they are not the same measurement, loosen the bolts under the printer holding each Z upright and loosen the bolts holding the top cross brace to the Z uprights. Guess ill just try and rebuild it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me8Qrwh907Q. BLUF: measure the top and bottom distance of the lead screw from the frame.. they should be pretty close, you may need a shim. You can see the lead screw is just off center. How to apply?
This prevents the motor from moving the lead screw. See how I stencil!
I've changed mats and worked on adhesion issues. If it's bent you can either try to straighten it and re-install and re-test, or you can buy a new Z rod. I've switched to a glass plate and triple checked that it is level. Both printed OK-ish from day 1 but I was getting quite a few artifacts that I wasn’t happy with. If you find this useful, please consider purchasing products through any of the links on the page, it’s free to you and I get a little something for my time. I literally cannot fix Z axis binding on my BRAND NEW ender 3 pro.
So I recently purchased two Creality Ender 3’s and assembled them yesterday. This is also the likely cause for binding on any 3D printer. I eventually slide one down the top between the screws and one along the bottom as shown. https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/ BLUF: measure the top and bottom distance of the lead screw from the frame.. they should be pretty close, you may […]. Make sure they are not out of square when tight and make sure not to tighten them too much, they will strip out the upright's threads.
After installing the “shims” the lead screw slide freely into the coupler and relieved the tension on my Ender3’s Z-axis. Enjoy Updates v3 - 2019.03.23 - improved ability to print with no supports & increased depth by 2mm. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The first step is cleaning your screw. I tried to adjust the top, the eccentric nut but it would not work. A sub-reddit for the users of the Creality Ender 3 3D printer. I could send it back or.. fix it myself, cuz I do that too! In this way, you can think of adjusting the limit switch like performing a small tune-up.
After that, I cleaned the rod with isopropyl alcohol and a shop towel to dry. Angry man yells at machine because he doesn't know how to assemble it.