Quick Stepper motor questions

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jcspball13
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Quick Stepper motor questions

Post by jcspball13 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm

I have 2 quick questions about the stepper motors:

1. My X-axis motor is a little squeaky lately. Am I able to grease or oil it?

#2 I added dampeners to my x and y axis motors; am I able to add one to the extruder motor? Would that help at all?

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Re: Quick Stepper motor questions

Post by ednisley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

jcspball13 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm
X-axis motor is a little squeaky
Most likely, it's the pulley on the other end of the axis.

There have been several versions (IIRC), but a dot of oil on the top of the central shaft won't do any harm to any of 'em and should solve the problem as it flows down into the joint.
add (a dampener) to the extruder motor? Would that help at all?
A vibration isolator screws to the end of the motor with two diagonal screws, then the other two screws go into the frame where the motor used to mount with all four screws.

The extruder motor has a 5:1 gearbox, which is the thing attached to the motor mount with a circumferential clamp. It doesn't mount the same way as the axis motors, so an isolator won't fit.

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