The screws on the Z-Axis coupler need to be tightened when you’re experiencing some problems with the movement of the Z axis. Tighten the screws on both sides of the coupler if the platform moves along the Z axis with difficulties or it makes unusual sounds while moving up and down.

M Series Printers Maintenance

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.

Unplugging the Power Cable

Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable. Wait a few minutes for all the capacitors to discharge.

Changing the Printer's Position

Reposition the printer to access the bottom plate.

Unscrewing the Bottom Plate part 1

Unscrew the screws securing the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2,5mm Allen key.

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

Unscrewing the Bottom Plate part 2

Unscrew the screws securing the bottom plate on the other side of the housing. Use the same key.

Separating the Bottom Plate

Separate the bottom plate from the printer and unplug the bottom fan cable from the motherboard.

Providing Better Access to the Z-Axis Coupler

Unfasten the two extruder cable straps and unplug the cable from the motherboard. Next, unfasten the third strap. Place the extruder cable between the power supply unit and the housing. Finally, grab the cables next to the motherboard and fasten the strap.

This step is not necessary to follow, however it is recommended so as to avoid the risk of damaging the cables and to get better access to the Z-Axis coupler.

Z-Axis Coupler Screws Tightening part 1

Tighten the three Z-Axis coupler screws placed on the Z-Axis coupler side.

Turn the Z-Axis coupler to get better access to each screw on the coupler.

Z-Axis Coupler Screws Tightening part 2

Tighten the three Z-Axis coupler screws placed on the Z-Axis side.

Turn the Z-Axis coupler to get better access to each screw on the coupler.

Rearranging the Cables

Rearrange the cables to their original position: unfasten the strap next to the motherboard. Secure the extruder cable with the first strap and plug it in. Fasten the remaining straps.

Bottom Plate Installation

Plug the bottom fan cable into the motherboard and install the bottom plate.

Securing the Bottom Plate part 1

Screw the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2,5mm Allen key.

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

Securing the Bottom Plate part 2

Screw the screws securing the bottom plate on the other side of the housing. Use the same key.

Changing the Printer's Position

Place the printer in its initial position.

Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

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