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When replacing the lead screws do you have to get a new motor?

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by K Tran, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. K Tran

    K Tran New Member

    Oct 8, 2020
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    I wanted to fix my schools printer and the lead screw literally bobs back and forth

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  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
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    Feb 21, 2013
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    Leadscrews are mechanically attached to the shaft of the motor. It is an integral part.

    Threaded rods are attached with a coupler and that is the part you really want to eliminate.

    effectively the "leadscrew" is a motor with an integrated threaded rod...

    If yours has the couplers you might just check the coupler and make sure the rod is seated correctly and the screws are tight.

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