Help with steppers



  • Hi All,

    I got my Duet Wifi in fall of 2017 and I'm just now finally getting around to hooking it up and I have a few problems.

    My printer started out as a Folgertech FT5 and I have modifed it quite a bit. It now has a 24V power supply. I installed a SSR and a bigger bed heater. Replaced the control board with Duet Wifi, PT100 and PanelDue.

    Here the issues Im having.

    The X stepper just vibrates instead of turning the toothed wheel. More voltage? Im not sure why its doing this. Belt tension is pretty loose.

    The Z stepper always moves down (away from print head) no matter which direction I tell it to go.

    Y Stepper....I get "error short-to-ground on drivers 1". I've checked and double checked the wiring and recrimped the molex that goes to the board. No luck with that.

    Help with these issues is appreciated.

    Thanks.



  • Any thoughts?



  • Your get the "error short-to-ground on drivers" error when your cabling is wrong, this usually means swapping a pair on the connector. Try to measure your pairs resistance with a multimeter.


  • administrators

    If you power the printer down, unplug the Y motor, then power it up and try to move the Y axis again, do you still get the message?

    Also check that the back of the board isn't shorting against anything.


 

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