Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Ultimaker 3 axial fan deep cleaning


Recommended Posts

Posted · Ultimaker 3 axial fan deep cleaning

Another day, another adventure with this UM3X 'rescue printer'.  I think I found at least some of what was causing failures with the 0.25 printcore, the axial fan was affected by debris wrapped around the shaft.

 

I spent an hour removing what I could get at from the outside, it is better but still intermittent.  Worse when the printer is hot, which suggests to me there is still something in there that is swelling or sticking when hot.

 

I can't see anything further without removing the fan blade.  Has anyone tried this?  Would rather not break the thing entirely, at least not until I have a new one on hand.

 

Cheers

John

  • 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
    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker Transformation Summit

        On April 20 - April 23 we will host the Ultimaker Transformation Summit. Come talk to us via Live chat and get inspired by any of our relevant presentations!
        • 10 replies
      • New here? Register your Ultimaker for free 3D printer 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
        • 0 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...