Over time the belts may need to be tightened. This solution includes all steps taken to correctly tighten your belts.
(Example of what belts should look like)
- Allen Wrench
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters (optional)
1) Determine which belt needs tightening.
- Gently move the hot end to the front of the printer until you here the "click" of the micro switch being activated.
- Inspect both the left and right Y carriage to determine there distance to the front smooth rod mount. Locate the side that has a farther distance.
In my example, the Right Y Carriage is too far away. The distance to the front should be about 3mm.
2) Pull the hot end back for easy access and loosen all 3 screws located on the top of the hot end. A few turns is all that's needed.
3) Using needle nose pliers, tighten the applicable belt by twisting.
- Right Y Carriage too far from the front - tighten rear belt tab on the hot end
- Left Y Carriage too far from the front - tighten front belt tab on the hot end
4) Belts should now be equal when compared to front
5) The finished tension should be flick-able. When pinched they can touch, but with pressure.
Please open a Tech Ticket if you have any questions or need assistance.