So Carbide sent me a completely new Z assembly, X motor, and drag chains with cabling. I just installed everything, I have checked all my connections I don’t know how many times. I’ve checked each label making sure they are connected where they need to go. I went ahead and re sent the configuration to the controller since I have all new cabling and housing. I went to initialize the machine and now it wont even do that. It just gives me an error saying it can’t find the limit switch. I’ve used a wrench and checked all the switches and they light up.
I’m at a loss. Also now when I power up the machine, I don’t get an audible “click” noise that I used to get.
Next step would be to check whether they register at the controller side: do the blue LEDs on the controller light up when you trigger them manually with the wrench ? If not, there is (still) some issue in the wiring.
Allright, so it’s likely that the machine does not home correctly because the switch is physically positioned a bit too far for it to trigger before the gantry reaches the bumpers
Do you get a grinding noise before the error, and can you tell which switch (X, Y or Z?) does not trigger?
@Not-Ashamed-Designs I had the same issue. What worked for me was disconnecting each stepper motor and manually moving each axis up to the limit switch. If If the switch triggers, leave it alone. If the switch does not trigger, reposition it until it does.
The blinking lights signify USB communication and are expected.
If the homing switches test as working, and signal as the correct input in Carbide Motion, and if the machine can mechanically move so as to activate each switch, but the machine doesn’t move when you begin homing there’s apparently something electronically wrong, either in the wiring, the motor connector, or the controller if everything is mechanically set up correctly.
It will not move on it’s own if that’s what your asking. This is all new wiring, literally just got it 2 days ago and installed today. It’s a completely new z motor, switch and assembly. It’s all new x and y drag chains and wiring.
The lights on the switches light up and the controller lights up blue to the corresponding inputs on the controller. I just don’t know what to do anymore. I’ve had it for nearly 45 days and have barely even been able to use the machine do to so many issues.