Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

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


itsjames
 Share

Recommended Posts

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?

Edited by Guest
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    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.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...