What to do when the Z motor doesn't move (BCN3D Sigmax)

 

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This article will help you if the Z axis motor isn't working or doesn't make any sound.

Here are some guidelines to follow to locate and solve this issue.

 

1. To check the Z motor, first turn off the printer and unplug it from the power outlet.

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2. Remove the central bottom cover to access the Z motor driver board.  screw-iconx2 M3 8mm

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3. Check if the Z motor cable is properly connected to the driver

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4. Check if the Z flat cable is properly connected to the driver and to the mainboard.

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Tip: Check out this article to properly check the flat cable connections: Flat cable connection.

 

5. If all the cables are properly connected, swap the extruder motor driver with the Z
motor driver to see if the motor responds with a new driver.  Check these articles to know how to do this swap: Extruder motor driver

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Conclusions

If swapping the Z axis driver for the Extruder motor one makes the motor work again, you should consider getting a new one to replace it. 

 

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It's important to keep your printer in good shape to make the most out of it. In this chart you can find a list of the extruder maintenace procedures and how frequently these should be done. Maintenance Plan

 

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