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opto and steppers odd behavior

Posted by sarahsliefie 
opto and steppers odd behavior
May 19, 2011 09:20AM
I just built a Huxley kit from Tech Zone. so far so good. I am using Repsnapper. When I tell it to home all the X goes toward home then runs into it and keeps trying to go further. The Z only goes 3-4 revolutions and stops the mettle flag is not in the opto. the Y does not even move. it is warm and it sounds like it is trying but does not do anything. when I tell it to print the X works perfectly, the Y moves a few times and then stops, and the Z does not move at all. the extruder works perfectly though.

any ideas?
is there a way to actually test the optos with out running things into themselves?

thanks for all your help!
Re: opto and steppers odd behavior
May 19, 2011 09:32AM
Put the X, Y and Z far away from the Home position.
Home X and put a screwdriver (or other object) into the X opto sensor.
If it doesn't stop TURN OFF THE POWER!
Repeat for Y and Z axis.


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