(English is not my native language)
after a lot of issues with my K8800 I sent it in for RMA support.
They fixed the problems, but the machine got wrecked in shipping back to me, therefor I recieved a complete new K8800 from Velleman.
Say what you want, that’s not something every brand does. Kudos for this excellent service.
Now, with more knowledge about the printer then the first time I built it, I started building this afternoon.
After completing the entire assembly manual (which is very good with pictures and video I might add) I had high hopes for the machine.
Now, after lubing the rods and balls. Loading the filament en hoping for the best… No dice
This K8800 does the éxact same thing as the first one! Unfortunatly that must mean that I’m doing something wrong, because the chance of both machines having thesame defective part is slim to none.
After the entire circus of calibration and loading filament I start the print. It calibrates again (sort of) and goes to the position in the back of the printer. But this machine also let’s go one of the rods when going to that position.
I tried and did the following:
- I tightened the rods so hard, that I broke one of my tools to do so
- I cleaned the standing rods with Isopropanol and lubed them slightly with sewing machine oil making sure it’s not to much
- The ‘stoppers’ are tightened
- If I tap the bed, the red light flashes on the side
- I reviewed the belts, they are as tight as I can get them
- The tie-wraps are tightened real hard, I snapped 2 while installing them.
- The printbed sticker has been cut of at the edges
- I also followed all the calibration steps a few times
- Auto home works fine
- Saved the calibration too
- Yes, the machine is leveled on the table
I really hope someone can help me with my issues for I am desperate now
Thanx in advance!!