Lubricate the Ultimaker 2 Go lead screw

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The lead screw is connected to the Z motor and controls the movements of the Z stage. To ensure smooth movement of the Z stage, it is recommended to periodically apply grease to the lead screw. Over time, grease may need to be reapplied to maintain consistent and accurate movement of the Z stage.

It is recommended to check the lead screw once every three months and reapply the grease when necessary. A tube of grease is included in the accessories of your Ultimaker 2 Go.

  1. Make sure that the build plate is positioned at the bottom of the printer
  2. Wipe the lead screw with a cloth or paper towel to remove as much of the old grease as possible
  3. Apply a small amount of grease to the lead screw of the Z motor
  4. In the Ultimaker menu, go to Maintenance > Advanced
  5. Select Raise and then Lower to move the build plate up and down to evenly distribute the grease

Note: Only use the grease on the lead screw of the Z motor. Never apply grease to the smooth axles of your printer.


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