Troubleshooting

Material is not level or is warped

Check if material is level Lay your material on a flat surface and press down on each corner to see if it wobbles. Alternatively you can measure the material thickness (using a pair of calipers) on each...

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Wasteboard is not level or has warped

Check if wasteboard is level Lay something long, but very straight (such as a metal ruler on its edge) on the wasteboard Check for gaps between the wasteboard and the ruler Associated Symptoms Dept...

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Toggle switch on power supply is in the wrong position

Check toggle switch If using PWM, make sure it's set to "Logic" If using manual spindle control, make sure it's set to "Manual" Associated Symptoms Spindle issues

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Feed rate and/or depth per pass is too high

Check for high feed rates or cut-per-pass depths. Generally speaking, feed rates should not be over 50 inch/min. Easel has recommended settings for feed rates based on your bit size and material type. You...

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Lead screw pulley isn't driving the belt properly

Test pulley set screws, making sure they are tightened all they way Re-tighten if loose. If this occurs often, consider using thread locker (such as Loctite) to prevent the set screws from coming un-done. ...

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Wrong material selected

Verify correct material was selected Change to the correct material Associated Symptoms The bit broke

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Stepper motors aren’t running in the correct direction

Check wiring diagram Compare wiring diagram to your machine's wiring and make any adjustments as needed. Associated Symptoms Grinding noise during a job

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The Z-axis lead screw isn't secured properly

While the machine is off, attempt to lift the spindle manually. For M8 lead screws, ensure the two M8 hex nuts are tightened down properly. For ACME lead screws, make sure the pulley is as far down...

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V-Wheels are too tight

Test V-Wheels by manually trying to turn them. 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 eccentric nut then tighten the ...

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Delrin Z-axis nut is loose

Check socket cap screws that connect the spindle carriage to the delrin nut. (This may require you to remove the spindle) Tighten screws (Careful not to strip the delrin threads) If the delrin nut's thr...

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