B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

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mwm
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B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:03 pm

My vat arm motor lower section is loose and rattling when the machine is running.

What do I need to do?
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akgold
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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#2 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:39 pm

Mark,
You have to check that the hex bolt is tight on the arm that is attached to the motor.
It needs to be set in a position so the screw tightens on the flat part of the motors spindle.
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#3 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:41 pm

or do you mean the motor itself is loose?
if that is the case tighten the screws holding the motor to frame.
I'm so far behind I think I'm First !!

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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#4 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm

Tim - Thank you for calling. It was grand to catch up with you.


I broke the X arm system down and found that the screws holding the two halves of the motor case together had come loose. I tightened those 3 screws and put it all back into place. When I ran the x axis, the motor appeared to be grinding somehow. I then took it all down again and opened up the motor case. The gear cluster had come out of location within the case. Subsequently, the gear cluster fell out of the case as individual components and onto (all over) my work space.

Clock says 12:44. I'm done for the day.
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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#5 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Just tried to purchase a new motor from B9 store. Seems my login is not recognized. Not going to try again in an hour. But thanks so much.
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Robert Howle
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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#6 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:59 pm

anyone have a motor case they can open and show Mark the position of the gears so he can reassemble.

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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#7 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:53 pm

Thank you, guys

Ryan Knox provided the pics to help put my drive gears back where they belong. All good now.
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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#8 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:10 pm

Great. Usually help here. Thanks everyone.

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Re: B9 1.2 X axis motor is rattling

Post#9 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:32 pm

Once I receive a new Xmotor or when I rebuild one for someone, I wrap electrical tape around the Joining area of the motor and gear box. That way, it eliminates any vibration and does increase the life of the motor/ gears by quite a bit

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