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Y axis problem in CNC router
« on: September 09, 2019, 09:46:16 AM »
     Hi,  My CNC router has just stopped working properly. When I press the Y axis key on the keyboard of my PC, which runs Mach 3 software, the Y axis does not move, Instead of the Y Axis jogging, I just hear a buzzing sound. The X axis moves normally when jogged. When I swap the X & Y plugs that come out of the CNC controller box I get the same results except that I have to press different "Arrow" keys on the PC keyboard. It seems like it may be motor or cable connect problem. Any ideas?
Cheers   Gary
Re: Y axis problem in CNC router
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 11:20:23 AM »
I've had that kind of problem before...

So you're saying you can get the y-axis to run if you switch the cables coming out of the control box?

That would mean the Y-axis motor is ok mechanically.

On my machine I had a gecko drive go bad.  When I replaced it, it ran fine.
Re: Y axis problem in CNC router
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 06:26:13 AM »
Thanks for the help but on close inspection I found that on of the pins had popped out of a plug to the Y axis. When it was pushed home everything worked.