Strange Squeaking/Rubbing Noise

Our Form 3 was encountering the common clicking noise so we cleaned and greased our lead screws about a month ago. Now just yesterday we heard the printer making a strange rumbling squeak, like dry windshield wipers going across glass. This happened at the end of every layer and the wiper didn’t move, so I don’t believe it was that.
The print wasn’t affected and came out fine.


Hi @j_greer,

I’m so sorry that you ran into this issue! It sounds like this is an issue with the lead screw in the x-axis of your printer. Did you clean and grease that one too?

Either way, I’d recommend reaching out to our support team. They’ll be happy to provide instructions for properly cleaning and regreasing the lead screws in your printer!

Hi @Jackson,

We did clean and grease both lead screws per the instructions linked on this page. We even printed and used the tools shown in the document.

We started another print this morning and we heard the noise again, but not as often.

In that case, I’d definitely recommend reaching out to our support team. They’ll be able to provide you with some alternative solutions to reduce and/or eliminate the noise!