Trouble with xxl

So I finished my xxl build and drew a small project to get going and go to startup my xxl and boom the z axis drives into the board😡 then I read that I should swap the x n z to stop that and the z drives into the end of the machine in the opposite direction it should.
I’m a little bit beyond frustrated now.

Anyone have suggestions for this?

The suggestion to swap the X and Z was wrong — swap things back.

For the Z going down, this can be caused by multiple things:

  • incorrect Grbl and Machine configuration, see:
  • Z-axis switch stuck on — none of the switches should be stuck on
  • machine up against an edge — move towards the center before powering up

If you continue to have difficulties let us know what your machine does when you attempt to initialize at support@carbide3d.com

I’m on 521 and this machine is literally brand new

Is it configured for the Z plus?

Is the limit switch reported as pressed?

What error message did you see, if any?

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Zplus configued so I don’t know what is going on. I’m not a newb at building! This has me beat right now and I’m trying not to trash it!

What’s your $3 setting?

(also, please don’t hurt your Shapeoko)

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$102 is set to 40, which is the setting for a belt drive, so while you’ve configured your Machine settings, you have not configured Grbl.

Please see:

It’s a two-step process and you have to do both steps with the correct settings for your machine.

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How have I configured the machine and skipped grbl?

That special or something?

$102 is still set to 40 which is the Z-axis setting for a belt drive — please configure Grbl as noted in the link: Setting Grbl Configuration in CM 517 and later

Grbl configuration and machine configuration are two separate steps. You have to do both. Please configure Grbl.

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So where do you find out which version of drive you have? I don’t see anything on that anywhere in the instructions. This would be helpful if different versions exist. As I think back nothing states that there are different versions besides a small notation that a belt version exists. Anyway I really would like to get this going. Any help is fantastic.

You said you have the Z plus.

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I am re-opening your ticket with support and we will do our best to contact you and work through this with you.

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