We have a Refurbished TAZ 5 3d printer up for sale. Printer comes with a 90 day parts warranty, and all the accessories that would come with it from the factory. No Manual is included but the tools are. Visit this link to get the last one we have available at this time. Get it quick, before it get’s snatched up like all of our others do. Comes with a NEW Heated Bed. FREE SHIPPING to the CONUS!
Don’t forget to pair this with a Titan Aero, Titan Aero PRO, Titan Aero Volcano, or Titan Aero Volcano PRO Toolhead
Titan Aero – https://itworks3d.com/product/lulzbot-taz-e3d-titan-aero-toolhead/
Titan Aero PRO – https://itworks3d.com/product/e3d-titan-aero-pro-toolhead-taz-6/
Titan Aero Volcano – https://itworks3d.com/product/e3d-volcano-titan-aero-toolhead-taz/
Titan Aero Volcano PRO – https://itworks3d.com/product/e3d-volcano-titan-aero-pro-toolhead-for-lulzbot-taz-3/
To keep your LulzBot Mini and Taz performing at their best, it’s important to check for wear and loose parts periodically.
A few items you can check quickly and easily:
Loose bed mount screws
If you can spin any of the washers that hold down the corners of the bed on the TAZ 6 and Mini, they are too loose. Snug them up with a 2mm hex wrench
No “hulk hands” here though, be careful not to strip out the hole.
Play in the bed plate
Try to wiggle the bed in all directions checking for excessive play that may be caused by loose screws or worn bearings.
If you find more play than you’d expect, it may just be loose screws that secure the bed plate to the double bearing holders. Using a 2mm hex wrench, remove the screws that secure the heat bed washers. Being careful not to lose the screws washers, or spacers below the washers, remove the screws and washers, lift up the heat bed and set it off to the side, and check that the screws underneath the heat bed that secure the bed plate are all snug.
Check play again. If you’ve taken out the play, great! If not, it’s probably time to replace the bearings under the bed plate in the double bearing holders
Play in the X carriage
Wiggle the tool head in all directions to check for excessive play that may be caused by loose screws or worn bearings.
Culprits for play include looseness in the screw/s that secure the toolhead to the X carriage
Loose screws that secure the extruder and hotend to the toolhead mount, cracks in the extruder body and toolhead mount, and worn bearings in the X carriage and x carriage upper bearing holder.
Squeaky smooth rods
Wipe down the smooth rods with a lint free cloth to remove dust and residue. This will often remedy squeaks when the carriages are moving.
If you need to replace worn bearings, the old bearings need to be pressed out, and new bearings pressed in, which can be a bit of a challenge without the right tools.
We have factory made parts for the 1.03 “Foxglove” Mini that include the bearings and heat inserts already installed, so you can conveniently replace the entire bearings housing assembly instead!
Here are the parts that contain the bearings that you may want to replace:
LulzBot TAZ 4 and TAZ 5 control box wiring
Where do all the connectors plug in to the RAMBo controller board in on a LulzBot TAZ 4 and TAZ 5? Here’s a nice closeup picture to help you figure out what plugs in where.