Hardware maintenance

To keep your Ultimaker 2+ in optimal condition we recommend the following maintenance schedule, based on 1,500 printing hours per year.

Every month  Every 3 months  Every year  
Clean printer  Check for play on axles  Clean feeder and replace Bowden tube
Lubricate axles  Check tension of short belts 
 Lubricate lead screw Z motor 
 Re-tighten hot end isolator 

Note: If the usage frequency is higher, please increase the frequency of maintenance on your machine to maintain optimal printing results.

The next pages describe how to perform these maintenance actions. More detailed instructions can be found here.

Additionally, you can purchase the Ultimaker 2+ Maintenance Kit. The Ultimaker 2+ Maintenance Kit contains the most commonly used replacement parts for the Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 2 Extended+ and can used as an overall maintenance kit, or for spare parts.