4/19/17- After the initial installation of this i aligned by X carriage perfectly horizontal by measuring with a digital caliper from the X rods to the Z axis stepper mounts.
Since then, the carriage has not changed one bit. I have not had to adjust my auto level sensor, and before this mod i had to adjust it every day.
This is the best mod i have ever done for my printer, and its super easy!
As soon as I printed other upgrade parts for my X axis carriage to line up the Z threaded rods I noticed that the entire carriage started to fall down when powered off, the weight of the X carriage was turning the Z axis rods very slowly overnight, and getting out of level. Anet must of intentionally
misaligned those rods to create some friction. If you have this issue too, here's a fix for you!
This will stop your Z Axis from falling down when your printer is off, but doesn't prevent your z-axis from moving, because your motors overpower it.
if you have a squashed first layer make sure you clean that off of where it rubs on the shaft collar or else it will cause a LOT more drag than its intended to.
You might also run into an issue with too much drag, in this case the Z steppers will be unable to overcome this brake, you can either sand down the breaking surface, or adjust the potentiometer for your Z axis until your motors can overpower it, alternatively you can adjust the scaling or the included fusion 360 project to fit your printer or application.
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