I had noticed some slitly elliptical holes last time I ran my machine and now it looks like the motor is no longer working properly.
Please see this video I took: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7gptN4dpEZoyZJN47
Do you think it is dead and needs replacement? I just ordered 2 from Spark Fun overnight and hopefully one will do the trick with an extra for next time!
I did end up noting that all connections were snug and the board looked fine.
Can you mark the motor shaft to see if it’s rotating? Have you checked the X axis pulley set screws?
Stepper motors rarely go bad. If it’s not the pulley slipping, it could be a damaged wire. Worst case would be a damaged motor driver (new board).
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Note that the motors from Sparkfun will have bare wires, so you will need:
- new housings (if the old ones can’t be re-used)
- crimping tool
But, it’s not likely to be the stepper motors as @neilferreri noted.
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