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ABNDesign
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Carriage Rattling during initialization. Gives "possible paper jam" with no media loaded.

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I have a deisgnjett z6100 and the carriage/belt rattles like crazy when it comes to rest in the service area at the end of start up following right side bump.

The belt had broken so I replaced that, as well as the encoder strip, sensor and brushless motor. I'm attaching a video so you can see the fairly violent rattle at the end of the initialization. I'm out of ideas, short of burying it in a field somewhere.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YIySTwzKKSfAXLbu_-3Gp7naKE57ePo8

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Any error codes after it stops?

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It gives an 86:01 error. It thinks the carriage is jammed, but it moves without obstruction if you slide it manually.
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After replacing belt and encoder, have you performed necceseary tests and calibrations?

 

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Yeah, last time it failed the scan axis test during the phase when it moves the carriage quickly. 

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Funny. You did belt replacement first time in your life I assume. So, tests and calibrations I've mentioned, do you know how to access them?

 

Anyway, If I didn't looked the video you've posted I've never fully understand the problem. You have put belt in wrong way/miss-positioned. This belt is specific a bit because its symmetric type with metal juncion which goes in specific position behind the carriage near the belt latch on the right (depending from where you are looking at carriage). You left it free (metal junction) and it breaks movement (with possibility to make bigger damage to printer). Lol

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Please,

Take a good look at picture on page 355

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/836430/Hp-Designjet-Z6100-Printer-Series.html?page=355#manual

where metal junction is positioned.

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