Extruder skipping, sparse print

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evanr
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Re: Extruder skipping, sparse print

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After some time away, my new power supply came in the mail today................................ the saga continues

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replaced the power supply.

still no good, same problem.

could it be the arduino ramps board?

maybe I just need a new printer

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Hi all,

Thought I'd post what happened.

The problem ended up being the Stepper Driver Motor on the Arduino board. I replace this and the power supply and the extruder is good now.

My guess is that the power supply wasn't working right and it affected the driver motor.

Anyways, it prints ok but the prints are now shifting when printing..... it never ends

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Solved the part shift when printing.
Arduino box was overheating, si I put a bigger fan on the board.

... it all makes sense now.

The stepper motor overheated, not enough ventilation.

Thought I would post a conclusion for anyone having similar problems

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