Extruder plug touches z-axis rod
I am new to 3D printers and my first 3D printer – Ender 3 v2 – just arrived yesterday. I have started to set it up but after I mounted x-axis gantry and top gantry, I noticed that extruder plug touches the z-axis rod. See the picture attached.
When I move x-axis gantry up and down, there is a weak sound like a zip does. I also need to push harder in order to move the gantry. I tried to insert the paper between the plug and the rod and it did not fit.
Did I do something wrong? On the videos I watched, they have some space between the plug and the rod. Is this a faulty piece?
Thank you very much, looking forward to fixing this and start my first print…
Mine is also close, but not touching. Never noticed it before.
You could remove extruder and twist the motor a quarter turn so the plug points backwards, that would be fancy.
@3nderuser thank you. I was thinking about turning the motor so the plug points to the back but I was not sure how to unmount it safely and I did not know if the direction would matter. I need to check more videos though…
This video might help you:
I don’t understand the reference to paper and the plug. Can you elaborate please.
I just tried to push a paper between the plug and a rod to see if there is some space. I wanted to check if there is a tiny gap that only looks like they are touching, but I could not push the paper between them.