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UMO Sat Inside Closet for 4+ Years: X and Y Axis Stuck (Ultimaker Original)


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Posted (edited) · UMO Sat Inside Closet for 4+ Years: X and Y Axis Stuck (Ultimaker Original)

Hi Ultimaker Board,

It's been like 4 years since I put my Ultimaker Original to use. It has been sitting in the closet and has been carried on 2 migrations (moving from apartment to apartment over the years). I powered up the Ultimaker earlier today for a print and it turns out the X and Y axis don't move at all! Z axis (bed) moves perfectly fine, up and down very smoothly.

The entire unit shakes very hard when I try to make a print. PLA plastic oozes out just fine.

With the Ultimaker turned off completely, I cannot move the print head freely at all. I would need to use excessive force on the rods (which I don't want to do) to move the slightest bit.

Any suggestions on what to do to bring my Ultimaker back to life?

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    Posted · UMO Sat Inside Closet for 4+ Years: X and Y Axis Stuck (Ultimaker Original)

    - Clean

    - Oil

    - Lube z

    - Clean

    - Oil

    But before that, read the assembly manual again and review every part, check every belt, etc.

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