Troubleshooting

Wiring is loose

Check terminal blocks and gShield connections. Tighten any loose connections. If this is a re-occuring problem, consider adding wire terminals (such as spade or ferrule terminals) to the end of each wire. ...

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How do I re-flash Grbl to my X-Controller/Arduino?

The Arduino/gShield and X-Controller, used to control your X-Carve, comes preloaded with the Grbl firmware. If you receive a new Arduino without Grbl, or accidentally erased Grbl on a preloaded Arduino by flas...

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Wrong drive rod selected in machine setup

Set the drive rod in machine setup to match the one installed on your machine While in Easel, click the "Machine" tab and select "Setup your machine" Under Lead screw type, select the lead screw you are...

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Nuts and bolts were not tightened enough

Apply thread locker as necessary If this problem persists, or if you want to nip it in the bud, you can apply thread locker to all eccentric nuts to prevent them from coming undone. Manually turn all V-...

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Machine is not set to use homing switches

Run machine setup While in Easel, click the "Machine" Tab and select "Setup your machine" When prompted to use homing switches, make sure you select the correct setting. Click "Confirm Settings". ...

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Wrong bit was used

Verify the correct type of bit was used, using a caliper Generally speaking, you should use a straight flute bit for plastics such as acrylic and HDPE. It's also better to use fishtail (also known as Up...

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One or more V-Wheels are loose

Manually turn all V-wheels, checking to make sure none are freely spinning The V-Wheels shouldn't be so tight that you can't spin them, but they shoudn't be freely spinning at all. Tip: position the ecc...

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Spindle RPM is inconsistent

Listen to the spindle while its freely spinnning for an inconsistent pitch PWM Connections can cause interference, try setting the power supply toggle switch to "On" If that fails, try disconnecting the...

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Spindle is failing

Contact us If using a 24v spindle, sometimes it can go bad after prolonged use. A bad spindle can cause limit switches to prematurely trip and other unpredictable issues due to leaking electromagne...

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Wiring issue

Check homing switch wiring Ensure correct polarity and switch if needed. Ensure connections are tight and solder points are solid. Switch the wiring for shielded cable, as the spindle can sometimes ...

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