Replacement Z Axis Stepper Motor


(Jordan Hale) #1

Whats the best replacement for the Z Axis Stepper Motor. I have amazon prime and like to use that to order but if not its ok. I know its a NEMA23 Stepper but there are different type. I can cut and solder the wires so lenght is not an issue.


(William Adams) #2

As noted at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Parts#Motors

The Shapeoko 3 uses NEMA 23 stepper motors, 125 oz.in, 200 steps/rev: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13656

It’s pretty rare for a motor to go bad — usually it’s the stepper driver chip on the control board — write in to support@carbide3d.com and we can work out sending you the correct part.


(Jordan Hale) #3

I switched the connector with the Z axis and is doing the same thing so I think the motor is bad.


(Jordan Hale) #4

I meant the X axis motor is bad, switch with z to test and doing the same thing.


(William Adams) #5

Most likely what is bad in that case is the wiring for the motor. Answered your ticket, so we’ll get this sorted out on support.


(Phil Thien) #6

When I thought my Z-Axis motor was bad, it was actually a missing set screw. The motor shaft was free-spinning inside the pulley.


(Jordan Hale) #7

So after testing the X axis extension wiring is the issue.


(Jordan Hale) #8

What I do next? I did the testing and I think its the extension wire cuz it only messes up with that wire and if I plug directly into the driver it works fine.


(Jordan Hale) #9

The Z and X are not working now


(Jordan Hale) #10

So trying to check everything to see what is going on X is shuttering when moving (which is what it was doing before) and Now Z is no functional all together @WillAdams


(William Adams) #11

Please write in to support@carbide3d.com with a full description of which part(s) are bad and we’ll sort out how to get this fixed.


(system) #12

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