Jump to content

UM2 Maintenance?

Recommended Posts

Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

I have around 30 hours of print time on my new UM2 and am wondering general maintenance I should be doing on a regular basis. I have been reading about problems with the filament feeder and cloging of the extruder and am wondering if I need to periodically need to clean them to prevent problems.



  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

    Putting the filament on the floor will eliminate or stave off many problems. That is by far the most important thing you can do:

    Red spool

    Also keeping the nozzle cooler will help the white teflon piece not deform. At 240 and 250C it is more likely to compress and deform and cause problems. That is the second most important thing you can do.

    I know this doesn't sound like "maintenance" - more like "babying the printer", but it will help you longer.

    Also don't print where dust can get on the filament (and end up in the nozzle) - store unused filament in sealed ziploc bags to keep dust off and also to keep humidity out. Possibly cover the whole thing in plastic whenever someone vacuums.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · UM2 Maintenance?

    Is the dust filter (i printed robert's one but used it only once) very usefull for this?

    I have two cats, two dogs, horses and a daughter :mrgreen:

    I just leave my spools in a cupboard but i don't really bother about dust


  • 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 Cura 5.4 stable released
        The full stable release of UltiMaker Cura 5.4 is here and it makes it easier than ever to remove brims and supports from your finished prints. UltiMaker S series users can also look forward to print profiles for our newest UltiMaker PET CF composite material!
          • Like
        • 58 replies
    • Create New...