Hi Rob. I sent a video, but I suspect you all are as hobbled by the COVID-19 crisis as everyone else. I’d like to put a call out to anyone else in the community that has had a similar problem. Aside from taking it apart, I have no idea how to proceed. I call it my machine, but it’s actually my sister’s. She is gracious enough to let me use it when she’s working on something else, but I would definitely fall out her good graces if I were to take it apart without knowing what I’m doing.
Here’s a fuller description of my problem: When it’s off, the carriage is really hard to move either direction in X; when it’s on, the machine sounds labored when moving in X minus, but is much better in X plus. It is also doing a jittery thing when I home it. Hard to describe but…
Normal homing: (1) Up to Zmax, then down a bit; (2) back to Ymax, then forward a bit; (3) Right to Xmax, then left a bit.
My current situation: (1) and (2) as expected, but (3) goes to Xmax two or three times, then left a bit.
It thinks it’s homed, but I am not so sure, and I really don’t want to mess up my current project to find out. Also if I continue using it, the motors might burn out, and I would be in real trouble.
I hope everyone out there is safe and healthy.