Does anyone know the name of the motor included in the maslow specifically the left x/y motor. I think that mine is broken so I need to buy a replacement… also, if anyone could link me any videos of how the gears are arranged… that could be very useful as I would like to take it apart and put it back together again to make sure it is broken.
typically it is one gear that fails inside. we have the spare gears too for a couple of bucks. you’ll need to take yours apart and send a photo of the broken gear so we can make sure it is correct one.
If anyone needs sprokets we can help with those, or one can buy on ebay for a few dollars. We’ve only sold a few of these spare motors. Most people just buy them for back up and thus already have the sprockets.
it might be covered under warranty from who ever you bought it from. regular white lithium grease will work at any auto store. there are some plastic gears in the gear box so don’t just throw any old lubricant in there.
surprisingly it’s a metal gear that fails , not the plastic ones. It’s impossible to know how long it will last because IMHO failure might be related to a bad frame or bungee setup.
If you do these 3 things then it will help them last longer
periodically open the gearbox and add grease if needed.
The shallow angle between chains when sled is in top center of the plywood stresses out the motors the most. Raising the top motor mount higher than 18" helps. or simply avoid cutting at the top middle
I think that my setup as well as how I often operated on the far extremes of the work-surface also shortened the lifespan of my gears. That said, I think that setup plays a big part in the longevity of gears. (I have a photo of my setup somewhere ^^)