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X axis jumping back and forth / probe not working

So, i bought a machine used, setting up new machine in Easel and the x axis just jumps back and forth and my z goes opposite sometimes ( even after requesting grbl to change it ). It worked for a second if i hit the mouse multiple times and moved on, now onto the first carve, when doing the probe nothing moved, when i tried moving the z myself, it went all the way down pushing into material. honestly im lost. Other than the design aspect of this, I cant seem to figure this thing out. Youtube hasnt helped at all ( hours on there).

i have x-carve 1000x1000

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Have you checked to ensure that all of the wiring is correct and nothing is loose? First, run through the X-Carve assembly instructions to make sure everything is put together correctly with respect to physical wiring. Then, I would delete the machine setup you started in Easel and just start fresh.

Pictures of the physical wiring will help diagnose issues there…

With the machine powered up, go into Easel and go to the Machine>General Settings menu and select the Machine Inspector button. In the Machine Inspector window, type “$$” into the Console TextBox and hit Enter. Then, copy the settings from the Settings list that are returned and paste them here. Someone will be along shortly afterwards to help if any of the settings are incorrect. That being said, if you are able to get through the machine setup process in Easel completely then the settings should be correct; either way, it does not hurt to post them here.

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Brandon Parker

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One other thing to go along with @BrandonR_Parker suggestions is the xcarve stock or has it been upgraded?

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ive down loaded the latest software from the inventibles website.

so this is what i got

ok
$132=100.000
$131=750.000
$130=750.000
$122=50.000
$121=500.000
$120=500.000
$112=500.000
$111=8000.000
$110=8000.000
$102=320.000
$101=40.000
$100=40.000
$32=0
$31=0
$30=1
$27=1.000
$26=250
$25=750.000
$24=25.000
$23=3
$22=0
$21=0
$20=0
$13=0
$12=0.002
$11=0.020
$10=115
$6=0
$5=0
$4=0
$3=3
$2=0
$1=0
$0=10
$$
ok
$132=100.000
$131=750.000
$130=750.000
$122=50.000
$121=500.000
$120=500.000
$112=500.000
$111=8000.000
$110=8000.000
$102=320.000
$101=40.000
$100=40.000
$32=0
$31=0
$30=1
$27=1.000
$26=250
$25=750.000
$24=25.000
$23=3
$22=0
$21=0
$20=0
$13=0
$12=0.002
$11=0.020
$10=115
$6=0
$5=0
$4=0
$3=3
$2=0
$1=0
$0=10
$$
ok
$10=115
ok
$132=100.000
$131=750.000
$130=750.000
$122=50.000
$121=500.000
$120=500.000
$112=500.000
$111=8000.000
$110=8000.000
$102=320.000
$101=40.000
$100=40.000
$32=0
$31=0
$30=1
$27=1.000
$26=250
$25=750.000
$24=25.000
$23=3
$22=0
$21=0
$20=0
$13=0
$12=0.002

I see a couple that needs to be changed. $1=255, $22=1 and $30=1000

What Wayne said about $1 & $22
But $30 is irrelevant to a router spindle so you can set it to anything, or leave it at 1, it doesn’t matter really.
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HOWEVER $102 is not right for a stock machine… which would explain excessive z movement (and plunging too deep)
I’m showing that xcarve default for $102=188.947
But you may want to perform this calibration test because there are also switches inside the xcontroller that can effect this setting:

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