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  1. #1
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    Oct 2015

    Z Axis Binding both up and down

    Had a problem where the machine was cutting fine and then I noticed the Z make a noise and slip a little. after that the Z began to bind up whether I was trying to go up or down. The first time this happened I was able to turn the spindle manually and lift it. Once I got it free and up about 3 inches it seemed fine again and worked for another 10 min until it happened again. Here's a video of what it's doing. or not doing as the case maybe! Thanks for any help!

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    Community Moderator Jim Dawson's Avatar
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    Dec 2013

    Re: Z Axis Binding both up and down

    That certainly looks like a mechanical binding problem. Maybe some cleaning and lubrication? Broken ball in the ball nut?
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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