The extruder printed cover is placed over the extruder in order to give protection to the extruder cable and all the cables plugged into the extruder PCB. The cover secures the extruder PCB on the extruder aluminum cover as well as functions as a distance piece between these two components. Therefore, if you notice visible signs of wear and tear on the extruder printed cover (cracks or breaks), replace the cover to avoid any kinds of failures.
At first, print the cover and then replace it according to this manual. The model is available to download here.
M Series Printing Servicing
The Zortrax M Series includes two printer models right now: the M200 and the M300. These printers are similar in terms of design and technology. The most important difference is their size: the M200 has a 200x200x180mm workspace, whereas the M300 has 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. For the 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.
Extruder Upper Printed Cover Removal
Detach the extruder upper printed cover from the extruder.
Material Guide Removal
Detach the material guide from the extruder cover.
Unplugging the Extruder Cable
Unplug the extruder cable.
Unplugging all Cables from the Extruder PCB
Unplug all the cables from the extruder PCB.
Unscrewing the Extruder PCB
Unscrew the two screws that secure the extruder PCB using a 2mm Allen key. Remove the PCB from the extruder.
Extruder Lower Printed Cover Removal
Remove the extruder lower printed cover.
Extruder Lower Printed Cover Assembly
Attach the new extruder lower printed cover to the extruder.
Extruder PCB Assembly
Place the extruder PCB in its place and secure it with the two screws.
Plugging all Cables into the Extruder PCB
Plug all the cables in. Remember to arrange the cables so that they don’t get damaged, e.g. by wrapping against each other.
Plugging the Extruder Cable
Plug the extruder cable in.
Material Guide Assembly
Attach the material guide to the extruder cover.
Extruder Upper Printed Cover Assembly
Attach the extruder upper cover to the extruder lower cover.
Plugging the Power Cable
Plug the power cable in.