First Start Up?

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Re: First Start Up?

Post by Caesar S » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:18 am

That's OK. It should be easy, just do it from the gshield, remove the wires from the terminal block and test for continuity there.

Each half of the terminal makes one coil. Test Black and Green, Red and Blue).

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Re: First Start Up?

Post by mikenmel08 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:27 am

Now i feel STUPID....The g shield wasn't properly seated in the uno.....Now i have very slow Y movement and z movement but no x movement....The x stepper is making noise though
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:33 am

Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by mikenmel08 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:44 am

Thanks for all the help tonight....I will pick back up tomorrow....Dont know how but im getting continuity on all 4 of my X axis wires...For now im going to bed before the wife gets mad.....

Thanks again
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by Caesar S » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:12 am

The X axis sounds like loose wiring.

The slow movements might be due to grbl configuration (steps / mm ) check the assembly guide to set the right values.

Not sure about adjusting currents yet, except to confirm the trim pot is at most 1/2.

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Re: First Start Up?

Post by mikenmel08 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:18 am

I soldered every connection and covered it with heat shrink.....The fault has to either be in the wire supplied with the kit or in the motor itself......Either way I will pull it back apart tomorrow and find the problem.....

Thank you very much for your help......
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by mikenmel08 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:44 am

Ok , I completely rewired the machine tonight and got everything sorted out except the delrin nut on the Z axis is extremely tight.....I did the drill thing already and it still will not turn it...But i have X and Y working great....
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by Caesar S » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:56 am

The z axis lead screw rod uncoupled from the stepper motor should be turnable by hand. If it doesn't turn, you have a mechanical assembly problem.

A typical cause is an off center rod in the flange bearing.

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Re: First Start Up?

Post by mikenmel08 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:08 am

I have to z rod off the machine and i cant turn it by hand....
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Re: First Start Up?

Post by Caesar S » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:34 am

Short from seeing a video, I'm afraid I'm at a wall :?

Pictures might help too.

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