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Posted · Read Slider Block Bearing Falling Out

I had a hard time searching for this problem so I figured I would ask.

The linear bearing in my rear slider block is falling out. This is on an Ultimaker Original. What can I do about it?

I've tried adding blue tape in between the bearing and the block but it will not slide in at all.

I had the same problem with a bearing in my extruder head and added small zip ties on the bearing since it is longer than the head.

Has someone made a modification to the slider block to hold the bearing better?

Should I clean and lubricate the rods?

Thanks for any help.



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    Posted · Read Slider Block Bearing Falling Out

    You can try printing new slider blocks. But you'll need to get the printer working first :)

    Kapton tape is a lot thinner than Blue tape. You can use that to make the bearing slightly thicker, should work much better than with blue tape.

    Make sure you put the tape on evenly. Cover the whole surface of the bearing (bushing, to be exact) with Kapton tape, not just parts of it.


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    Posted · Read Slider Block Bearing Falling Out

    Bit of super-glue to secure the bearing till you printed a replacement might do the trick.

    How old is this Ultimaker? I've never seen the happening before, and I've seen just about every problem you can imagine.


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    Posted · Read Slider Block Bearing Falling Out

    The printer is a couple years old self sourced in a group with some slight mods I think just thicker z rods.

    Is there a recommended replacement xy block?

    I was looking at this one:



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