Lubricate the lead screw of the Z motor

The lead screw is connected to the Z motor and controls the movements of the Z stage. To ensure smooth movement of the Z stage, it is recommended to periodically apply Magnalube to the lead screw.

Over time, the Magnalube may need to be reapplied to maintain consistent and accurate movement of the Z stage. It is recommended to do this once every three months. A tube of Magnalube is included in the Maintenance Kit for the Ultimaker 2+.

Parts required:

  • None

Tools required:

  • Magnalube


  • 5 minutes

Lubricate the lead screw

  • Make sure that the build plate is positioned at the bottom of the Ultimaker 2+.
  • Apply a small amount of Magnalube to the lead screw of the Z motor.
  • In the Ultimaker menu, navigate to "Maintenance > Advanced".
  • Select "Raise build plate" and then "Lower build plate" to move the build plate up and down to evenly distribute the Magnalube.

Lubricating the lead screw of the Z-motor

⚠ Caution: Avoid using Magnalube on the smooth rods of the Z axis. Doing this can affect the coating, which will in turn affect the performance of your Ultimaker 2+.