- M Series Printers Maintenance
- Unloading the Material
- Unplugging the Power Cable
- Unplugging the Extruder Cable
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover Removal
- Unplugging all Cables from the Extruder PCB
- Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
- Front Printed Extruder Cover Removal
- Unscrewing the Aluminium Extruder Cover
- Unscrewing the Extruder Motor
- Extruder Motor Removal
- Cleaning the Motor Pulley
- Extruder Motor Assembly part 1
- Extruder Motor Assembly part 2
- Aluminium Extruder Cover Assembly
- Front Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
- Extruder PCB Assembly
- Plugging all the Cables to the Extruder PCB
- Upper Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
- Plugging the Extruder Cable
- Plugging the Power Cable
- a 2mm Allen key
The extruder motor is responsible for loading the material into the hotend. Therefore, if you can hear a clicking sound coming from the extruder motor during the material loading or printing or if the material gets blocked in the extruder, the extruder needs maintenance work. This manual gives instructions on how to clean the extruder motor pulley.
M Series Printers Maintenance
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 maintenance work. In the case of M300, these procedures look the same.
Unloading the Material
From the menu choose “Material” and then “Unload the material” option. The extruder should start to heat up automatically. Once the extruder is hot, the motor will start to unload the material.
Unplugging the Power Cable
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable.
Unplugging the Extruder Cable
Unplug the extruder cable.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover Removal
Detach the upper printed extruder cover from the extruder.
Unplugging all Cables from the Extruder PCB
Unplug all the cables from the extruder PCB: the cooler cable, the thermocoupler & heater cable and the extruder motor cable.
Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
Unscrew the two screws securing the extruder PCB board using a 2mm Allen key. Remove the PCB from the extruder.
Front Printed Extruder Cover Removal
Remove the front printed extruder cover.
Unscrewing the Aluminium 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.
Cleaning the Motor Pulley
Clean the motor pulley from the material remains.
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.
Aluminium Extruder Cover Assembly
Reattach the aluminum extruder cover to the extruder and secure it with the screws.
Front Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
Attach the new 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 all the Cables to the Extruder PCB
Plug all the cables in. Remember to arrange the cables so that they don’t get damaged, eg. by wrapping against each other.
Upper Printed Extruder Cover Assembly
Attach the upper extruder cover.
Plugging the Extruder Cable
Plug the extruder cable in.
Plugging the Power Cable
Plug the power cable in.