- a 2,5mm Allen key
- a stepper motor
The X/Y Axis motor is responsible for the movement of the extruder so if the extruder does not move at all along the axis or it moves with difficulties making unusual noises and you notice shifted layers on your model, check if the short and long belts are tensioned and the screws on motor pulleys are tightened. See the manual – here. If axes maintenance does not help, the axis motor needs to be replaced with a new one.
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.
Unplugging the Motor Cable
Unplug the motor cable.
Unscrewing the Axis Motor
Unscrew the four screws securing the motor.
Axis Motor Removal
Take out the distance piece and remove the motor.
Axis Motor Assembly part 1
Put the belt on the new motor pulley and install it with the distance piece.
Axis Motor Assembly part 2
Secure the motor with the screws.
Securing the Axis Motor
Press down the motor by hand to tense up the belt. Tighten the screws while the motor is still being pressed down.
Plugging the Motor Cable
Plug the motor cable in.
Plugging the Power Cable
Plug the power cable in.