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    Technologist Ward's Avatar
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    My Flash Forge Creator X is making bad noises - please listen (Video)

    I got this printer from MonoPrice about 1.5 years ago and it started making this noise early on but it's gotten MUCH worse.
    Does anyone know what the heck is causing this noise? I'm pretty sure something is going to let go soon.


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    I "think" I found the source of all that noise....
    This is one of the linear bearings on the side.
    After adding a heavy viscosity oil (motor oil) to the rail, the noise suddenly was gone.
    linearbearing.jpg

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    A little lithium grease may help make that more permanent ( never fully permanent ;-) )

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    yep wipe the rods down every few months with a little lithium grease.

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    Technologist Ward's Avatar
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    Ok thanks. Will use Lithium Grease next time. It's so quiet again now....I've been able to sleep again :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ward View Post
    It's so quiet again now....I've been able to sleep again :-)
    Sleep while your printing??? how could you ;-)

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