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Spindle wont start on first run
« on: March 17, 2010, 02:37:45 PM »
When I start Mach3 and run the Gcode the spindle doesn't start on the M3 command, I have to start it with F5 or the screen button.  After this first time though it recognizes the M3 command. It is only on the very first RUN, I didn't allways have this problem, don't know where it came from but I cant seem to remember to push F5 when I should.  Whats wrong?

Jay

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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 02:44:56 PM »
I seem to recall some people having issues with this a few revisions back, maybe try the latest revision if you are not using that already.
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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 02:48:43 PM »
I am using the latest version.  Even reloaded mach and it's still there.  Doesn't keep me from using the machine its just a pain.

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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 02:52:03 PM »
Try going back a revision or two and see if your problem persists, also check whats in your M3 macro.
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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 03:07:01 PM »
M3 marco is this      DoSpinCW()      I will have to download the older versions. 

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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 03:10:29 PM »
Macro is fine so that shouldnt be the problem.
If you MDI a M3 does it work?
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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 03:19:42 PM »
Doing a MDI M3 dosent turn it on either, however if I go back to the main screen, press F5 it turns on, F5 again it turns off after this the MDI M3 works.  It's just that very firs time when Mach starts up.  I start the computer first then the machine, but have done it the other way with the same outcome.  This is been a problem for a while now but this is the first I took the time to ask,  cant seem to find the answer on my own.   

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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 03:25:17 PM »
Can you quickly set up another profile just with the spindle stuff enabled and open that profile and see if it behaves the same.
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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 03:42:41 PM »
I did as you asked, same thing.  The LED shows the router on so Mach thinks its on but it didnt turn on the relay.

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Re: Spindle wont start on first run
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010, 03:49:31 PM »
Do you have a delay set on general config for the spindle, if not try a delay and see.
If that doesnt help attach your xml and I will try here and see if I can replicate.

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