Z-axis only moves down.

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  • #44032

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

    My z axis will only move down and it clicks when it moves down but it moves freely by hand white no problem. What should I try?

    #44047

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    How are you trying to control it?

    Try a manual move in repetier.

    G1 Z5 F300

    That should move it up 5,

    G1 Z-5 F300

    That should move it down 5.

    Please be vary sure you have followed this very carefully,

    Software

    #44050

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

    im using the lcd controller. everything purchased from you.

    #44053

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Try a manual move in repetier.

    G1 Z5 F300

    That should move it up 5,

    G1 Z-5 F300

    That should move it down 5.

    #44056

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

    They both sent it down.

    #44058

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Lets see a picture of your whole machine and how you have the electronics plugged in.

    I just tested your board and drivers for a second time I know it works properly.

    #44060

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

    Here you go

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    #44062

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    and the machine

    #44063

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

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    #44066

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I don’t know how that can happen. I have no idea what to try. I am certain the board worked both times, then the 5V popped and now the Z axis only moves one direction. The only thing I can think of is you have a loose wire or a short or something. This is why I asked you to use the board as is before you shipped it in, to verify you had no other issues. I tested the board anyway so I am 100% is was not that either time.

    Disconnect a stepper off the x or y axis, all the way off the machine and plug it straight into the Z axis port and try my code again to see if it moves both ways, if it does, take the z stepper completely off and try it again. If that works plug in the z axis wiring harness and try again.

    You have to go step by step to see when the problem starts. I have never heard of this before.

    #44067

    Dalton Hinkle
    Participant

    That’s a problem.

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    #44069

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Should snap right back in.

    Make sure it is powered off and unplugged or you will pop your driver.

    #44072

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Yeah, that’s on the z axis, right? If only one could was working, gravity would push it enough that every step would go down.

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