- M Series Printers Servicing
- Unplugging the Power Cable
- Unplugging the Extruder Cable
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover Removal
- Unplugging the Cables from the PCB
- Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
- Front Printed Extruder Cover Removal
- Unscrewing the Aluminum Extruder Cover
- Unscrewing the Extruder Motor
- Extruder Motor Removal
- Unscrewing the Extruder Bearing
- Extruder Bearing Removal
- Extruder Bearing Assembly
- Extruder Motor Assembly part 1
- Extruder Motor Assembly part 2
- Aluminum Extruder Cover Assembly
- Front Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
- Extruder PCB Assembly
- Plugging the Cables into the Extruder PCB
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
- Plugging the Extruder Cable
- Plugging the Power Cable
- a 2mm Allen key
- a pair of tweezers
- a new extruder bearing
The extruder bearing is responsible for the motor shaft rotation so if the extruder motor is not functioning properly or it makes unusual noises, this may indicate that the extruder bearing needs to be replaced.
|NOTE: If the material is loaded into the extruder, unload the material using the “Material” -> “Unload material” option in the printer menu.|
M Series Printers Servicing
Zortrax M Series includes two printer models right now: M200 and M300. These printers remain similar in terms of design and technology. The most important difference is their size: M200 with a 200x200x180mm workspace, whereas M300 with an increased 300x300x300mm workspace.
Therefore, maintenance and repair work can be carried out in the same manner with both models. The following manual shows M200 repair work. In the case of M300, these procedures look the same.
Unplugging the Power Cable
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable and wait a few minutes for all the capacitors to discharge.
Unplugging the Extruder Cable
Unplug the extruder cable.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover Removal
Detach the upper printed extruder cover from the extruder.
Unplugging the Cables from the PCB
Unplug all the cables from the extruder PCB.
Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
Unscrew the two screws securing the extruder PCB and remove it. Use a 2mm Allen wrench.
Front Printed Extruder Cover Removal
Remove the front printed extruder cover.
Unscrewing the Aluminum Extruder Cover
Unscrew the screws securing the aluminum extruder cover on both sides of the extruder. Separate the cover from the extruder motor.
Unscrewing the Extruder Motor
Unscrew the four screws securing the extruder motor.
Extruder Motor Removal
Separate the extruder motor from the extruder block.
Unscrewing the Extruder Bearing
Unscrew one screw securing the extruder bearing.
Extruder Bearing Removal
Remove the extruder bearing. Use tweezers.
Extruder Bearing Assembly
Insert the new bearing into the extruder block and secure it with the screw.
Extruder Motor Assembly part 1
Reattach the extruder motor to the extruder block.
Extruder Motor Assembly part 2
Secure the motor with the screws. Press the motor to the right side so that the bearing rack is as close as possible to the bearing. Tighten the screws crosswise in the following order: 1-4, 2-3.
Aluminum Extruder Cover Assembly
Reattach the aluminum extruder cover to the extruder and secure it with the screws.
Front Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
Attach the front printed extruder cover to the extruder.
Extruder PCB Assembly
Place the extruder PCB in its place and secure it with the two screws.
Plugging the Cables into the Extruder PCB
Plug the cables into the extruder PCB.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
Attach the upper printed extruder cover.
Plugging the Extruder Cable
Plug the extruder cable in.
Plugging the Power Cable
Plug the power cable in.