Motor failure

Motor failure

Postby daibeer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:54 pm

I have a Heiz 1000T and one of the X axis motors have stopped working. First silly question is what size allen key do i need to remove the motor (it is in an awkward place to see). What would I look for trying to fix the thing. I have checked the controller and thats fine. Are there any exploded images of the motors? Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Motor failure

Postby ChrisInEstes » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:18 pm

Maybe you know for sure that the motor is dead, but... I'd check the cable connections before I went at taking stuff apart... Guess how I know that... :roll:

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Re: Motor failure

Postby daibeer » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks. I have checked the cable from the motor going into the controller and thats fine. Until I take the motor off, I wont be able to check other end. One thing I forgot to mention is that when I move the X axis, one motor obviously is turning but the other one isnt but it is making a sort of whiny/sticky sort of noise, does this mean anything?
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Re: Motor failure

Postby ChrisInEstes » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:23 pm

Usually, when I hear a whiny noise, it's me. :D

When you do get the motor out, plug it in to the other motor's cable and see if it does the same thing.

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Re: Motor failure

Postby daibeer » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi,
Just to let you know that I sorted it out just by loosening the allen bolts on the motor, wiggled the motor while moving the X axis and it started to turn. I phoned Phil in Protoold and apparently when you oil the screw, simple 3 in 1 oil is the wrong stuff. You have to use Sewing machine oil as it contains no resin to clog the motor so I have to clean the screws with brake fluid and toothbrush, and apply sewing machine oil.
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Re: Motor failure

Postby ChrisInEstes » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:06 pm

Good deal! It's always a good feeling when a problem is solved.

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