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.

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M Series Printers Servicing

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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.

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Unplugging the Power Cable

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

3

Changing the Printer's Position

Grab the printer’s housing and change the printer’s position so that you can easily access the bottom plate.

4

Unscrewing the Bottom Plate, part 1

Unscrew the screws that secure the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2.5mm Allen key.

5

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

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Unscrewing the Bottom Plate, part 2

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

7

Separating the Bottom Plate

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

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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.
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Unplugging the Z-Axis Motor Cable

Unplug the Z-Axis motor cable.

10

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.
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Unscrewing the Z-Axis Motor

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

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Z-Axis Motor Assembly

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

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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.
14

Plugging the Z-Axis Motor Cable

Plug the Z-Axis motor cable in.

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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.

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Bottom Plate Installation

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

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Securing the Bottom Plate, part 1

Secure the bottom plate on one side of the housing. Use a 2.5mm Allen key.

18

Turning the Printer

Turn the printer over.

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Securing the Bottom Plate, part 2

Secure the bottom plate on the other side of the housing. Use the same key.

20

Changing the Printer's Position

Grab the printer’s housing and set the printer upright.

21

Plugging the Power Cable

Plug the power cable in.

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