The Z-Axis motor is responsible for the platform movement so if the platform does not move at all along the Z axis or it moves with difficulties and makes unusual noises, this may indicate that the Z-Axis motor needs to be replaced with a new one. Before replacing the motor make sure that the screws on the coupler are tightened. See the manual here.

M Series Printers Servicing

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. 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 Over

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.

Unplugging the Z-Axis Motor Cable

Unplug the Z-Axis motor cable.

Loosening the Z-Axis Coupler Screws

Loosen the three Z-Axis coupler screws placed on the Z-Axis motor side.

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

Unscrewing the Z-Axis Motor

Unscrew the two screws securing the Z-Axis motor. Remove the motor with its distance piece.

Z-Axis Motor Assembly

Hold the Z-Axis motor screws and put the motor on them. Next, tighten the screws.

Tightening the Z-Axis Coupler Screws

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

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

Plugging the Z-Axis Motor Cable

Plug the Z-Axis motor cable in.

Rearranging the Cables

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.

Screwing the Bottom Plate part 1

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

Turning the Printer Over

Turn the printer over.

Screwing 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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