Z-axis stepper engine won't turn
I recently recieved my deut wifi (5th batch preorder), unfortunaly i cant get my z-axis to turn they only vibrate (going really fast from left to right). The y-axis, x-axis and extruder are working normally as you may expect. I personally think its a wiring problem, because they get current but I can't find exactly what I'am doing wrong. The things I tried so far are as following:
-Check the wiring (these are the same as my other axes).
-Changed the wire with a wire of a motor that works.
-Changed the motor with a motor that works.
-Removed the load.
-Attach just 1 motor.
-Ramped the current up to 2 amps, I dont want to give it more than that and currently its back at 1.5 amps.
-Re-installed the firmware.
I also added some pictures (in the db link below) of the wiring as i thougt it suposed to be. Also there is a picture of the back of the board since I want to know where L1 and L2 stand for. These can be found by the pins of the z-axis, can these also be related to my problem.
Hopefully anyone can help me so I can print again.
If there is any thread related to this problem, please let me know because I could not find it.
It could just be that your product of Z steps/mm and Z acceleration is too high. So try reducing the acceleration.
If that doesn't fix it, test the Z stepper driver like this - but never connect or disconnect stepper motors while the board is powered. Connect just 1 Z stepper motor, with the 2 jumpers in the other connector. Confirm that Y motion works but Z doesn't. Then power down, swap the Y and Z motor connectors over, power up, and send the following to swap the Y and Z drivers over:
Then test Y and Z movement again. If Z movement now works but Y movement doesn't, then the Z driver is only powering one phase.
I have set the acceleration to 1 mm/s^2 and still the same problem.
When I change the Y and Z drivers the Y axis wont move anymore and the Z axis will move, so I think that, as you discribed above, the Z driver is only powering one phase. Is there any way how that can be solved?
I think your board needs to be replaced under warranty.
Thanks for the help, I will send an email for the warranty.
Rik, we have your email and will contact you with the details tomorrow.
Replacement board has arrived and is working great thanks again for the great support