on the x controller, with the motors idle I can easily move the router on the x axis. I am wondering how this works as I also noticed in two stage carve the motors didn’t lock when I enabled it from easel. Should the motors move when idle?
Make sure $1=255 in your gcode. Go to machine advanced in Easel
They shouldn’t but can be made to move.
The reduce the chance make sure GRBL parameter $1=255 as Phillip mention + turn Idle Current Reduction to OFF on the Xcontroller. IIRC having this ON reduce current (thus power) to 30% reducing the holding torque.