Jump to content
lance-greene

1300 hours print time on my UM2. recommended maintenance?

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · 1300 hours print time on my UM2. recommended maintenance?

so ive had my machine for about a year and a half now, ive printed around 1300 hours on it and it's been printing like a dream since I got it. i regularly lube the rails and use the supplied grease on the z axis. yesterday i started to notice that sometimes i get a high pitched squeel coming from the machine whenever it moves along the x axis, i cant tell if its the bearings moving on the rial, or if its coming from the stepper motor itself. when i turn the machine off and move the hotend it moves fine along the y axis but on the x axis it basically doesnt want to move, which really makes me think its something with the stepper motor but im not sure. even though the hotend seems stuck while trying to manually move it while the machine is off, it moves fine while printing.

any tips?

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · 1300 hours print time on my UM2. recommended maintenance?

Maybe you can try and take the belt off for the x-axis stepper motor so it is decoupled, then try moving the gantry... This will inform you if the problems lie in the axis and/or bearings themselves or the motor or belt... I have myself experienced squeeking on my UMO which was caused by a misaligned pulley that made a belt rub against the side of the pulley.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · 1300 hours print time on my UM2. recommended maintenance?

Check if the pulley on the stepper motor is rubbing up against the side of the printer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 182 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!