I am pretty sure this was working before, but I moved and didn’t get a chance to take a look at XCarve for a few months.
My Y1 axis is not moving, and I am not sure how to trouble shoot. Tonight I am thinking of switching Y1/Y2 to see if it my xcontroller.
I upgraded the steppers to 260, but im pretty sure they worked before.
Also I tried upping current, but that didn’t help, so tonight im gonna bounce it back to original.
Im not sure if its a wiring issue for the stepper or what.
Do the other motors work? If so connect Y1 to any of the operating stepper drivers and test function there.
YEah, im gonna try that tonight. All 3 others work fine
Ok, seems to be a bad stepper, I swapped Y1/Y2 on XController and it worked the same (Same stepper working, same one not).
I undid the wiring and redid it, same result.
Ordered a new stepper
I had similar problems when I first started using our second machine. Turned out that I had a bad connector. I pulled all of the pins and checked the wiring, found one that was a bit dodgy. Fixed it with a quick dab of solder. So, yeah, you might have a bad stepper, but give the connectors a once over.
It was indeed a bad stepper, unfortunately the connection for the stepper was buried in the pull chain and had several levels of heat shrink on it. Once that was all removed I redid the connections to no avail. Ordered a new stepper, did a temp twist connection and boom, love from Y1 stepper. Now its time to break and put humpty dumpty back together again.
Pros of doing clean and final wiring: Its clean and final and likely not to be the issue in the future.
Cons: When you need to replace something its a lot of undoing.
I hear ya. For complex but uninteresting reasons the power cord to one of my spindle motors is buried inside the drag chain under several layers of heat shrink. I trust my own soldering, but it makes me queasy and I would not want to open it up (first gen x-carve, no way to open the drag chain, I’'ll have to cut the cord to r&r the 611 when it gives up the ghost).