Finished a carve and was setting up for next carve, I hit enter so it would return to home base it went down the Y axis to the 18 inch mark and sat there. Moved table back to home position (manually) and restarted, moved on the x axis .125" no more movement, no grinding or noises just fan running. I cleaned limit switches on y, x and z axis still nothing. Message on display is "moving home" and it stays on that. Hopefully not board problem,s brand new machine two weeks old. Anyone have suggestion what might be wrong.
I would unplug the machine and manually move the table so it is about halfway between the limit switches, then plug back in turn it on and hit enter and see if that does anything. The motor on the y axis should be making an effort to move the table, as well as the x axis..the x only returns to appx. 1/4" of the table edge for it's home position
Got it fixed now. Removed table and found one of the limit switches wires was lose. Also found other problem, which in time would have burnt out y axis motor, it had a load(strain) on motor shaft. I moved rack, machine working better now.
Glad to hear it was a simple fix, sometimes working on a new machine like you did gives you a better idea on what to do in the future - all machines break sooner or later. What did you see while the table was off to determine that there was a strain on the motor shaft? Maybe that is something we should all look at during periodic cleanings.
Hello Rick. The reason I figured out there was on the strain on the Y axis drive motor is when I removed the table it was hard to pull and the gear jumped out of the rack. I was in the millwright trade for over 30 years so it comes natural for to look for things like this. never hurts to clean and inspect your machine will give you less grief in the long run. As for limit switch I will most likely have to get on from Oliver this one will act up again which it had already. Happy carving.