Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Flaw in the new UM2+ feeder


luisito
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Flaw in the new UM2+ feeder

I have found that the gear that is attached to the motor shaft can travel inwards along the shaft, eventually loosing contact with the larger gear. The visble effect is that the feeder starts to fail.

It happened to me just after three spools printed, so I think it may happen easily.

I would recommend using at least one washer lock in the inside part of the shaft ofr even two washers one in each side of the smaller gear.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted (edited) · Flaw in the new UM2+ feeder

    Easy, remove the feeder external cap (you should remove the 4 external screws, not the two internal ones) and try to push with your fingers the small gear (the one that is mounted on the motor shaft) towards the motor. If you can, it is affected by this problem.  In my feeder i can push it easily. Dont forget to pull it back to its original position, or your feeder will not work!

    Edited by Guest
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Flaw in the new UM2+ feeder

    Good info.

    I bought the upgrade kit in case I find a used Ultimaker 2 and upgrade it :)

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Flaw in the new UM2+ feeder

    :-)

  • 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

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • 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
        • 12 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...