New owner here. Thought I had everything put together but I’m having an issue that’s grinding on me. Ha.
I installed Motion 4 and everything connected fine. It tries to run a homing cycle before it will let me use the jog feature. The Z axis tests up and down, then the gantry moves to the back of the machine. It’s touching the end plate, and I can watch the homing switch being pressed. But it just sits there for a second, then the Y motors grind in place for a minute, then give up and I get an error in Motion.
I checked to see all the wires are connected to the right places and there’s no obvious damage anywhere. Connections look right.
I scrapped Motion 4 and installed 3 instead. Now I can use the jog feature to move the Z axis and Y axis without issue.
But…the X axis won’t move. It seems stuck in position and the motor is angrily trying to break free. It’s almost shaking in one spot. It will keep this fight until I jog the X in the opposite direction. It’s not a one direction problem either - if I start by going left it will fight and grind until I click once to the right, and vice versa.
I tried loosening the X carriage wheels to be sure they weren’t too tight (to the point of having some slop). Didn’t help. I tried loosening the X belt to be sure that wasn’t too tight. Same problem. Tightened the belt. No better.
What else do I try? It’s trying to move but seems stuck. I can see the pulley turning back and forth against the belt as I try to jog the machine.