EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by paolo8453 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Any grease suggestions for the Z screw? Recommendation is Lithium No.2. Just seems a bit thick.

Super Lube do a high viscosity PTFE Oil but can't get it here.

I cleaned everything again today and I'm using a silicone grease - temporarily - and all is well.

I read somewhere that sewing machine oil was also good.

Anyone?
Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by mrtn » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:04 pm

Lithium grease 2.0 is perfectly good. It is not thick, it's just stable.
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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by paolo8453 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:11 pm

Hi Martin. Thanks for the quick reply. That description sounds a bit like me - "I'm not thick - I'm just stable…" :D
Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by mrtn » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:17 pm

paolo8453 wrote:Hi Martin. Thanks for the quick reply. That description sounds a bit like me - "I'm not thick - I'm just stable…" :D
That sounds about right :ugeek:
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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by paolo8453 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:59 pm

So - after cleaning off all the grease and lubing up the Z screw with sewing machine oil - (light mineral oil?) I've not had one bit of bother.

It was 0C last night and the machine was perfect :D

It appears the grease is to blame - just in case someone randomly comes across a similar problem...
Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by mrtn » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:27 pm

You'll have to apply it often as it flies away from there. Just like you have to lube the sewing machine often.
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Re: EGX-400/600 TS-400 Z motor lock

Post by paolo8453 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:38 pm

Will keep an eye on it - it's for hobby use so doesn't get that much use or abuse.
Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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