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Extruder plug touches z-axis rod

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(@lubiq)
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Hi,

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… 


   
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(@3nderuser)
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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.


   
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(@lubiq)
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@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…


   
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Wurlitzerwilly
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@lubiq

This video might help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTN6jtB5mqk&t=144s

I don’t understand the reference to paper and the plug. Can you elaborate please.


   
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(@lubiq)
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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.


   
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