Extruder motor overheating  

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Mark
 Mark
(@mark-10)
Active Member

After running for about two hours, the motor gets too hot to touch.  If I had to estimate, it's somewhere between 80 and 100 degrees.  I'm concerned for the longevity of the motor and did not find a potentiometer near the plugin spot on the board.

It is a MK3S+ that I got near the start of March

Posted : 22/04/2021 2:14 am
Dan Rogers
(@dan-rogers)
Honorable Member

They do get hot.  When I close the enclosure door, even hotter.   There are some mods you can do that add a wrap around fan across the motor - but they add a lot of mass to the print head, which is not great for your print quality...

 

Posted : 22/04/2021 6:35 am
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