Heat bed and extruder not working

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YeehawPete
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Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by YeehawPete » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:18 am

Hi Experts of the forum,
I am new to 3D printing and building electronics in general so please bear with my greenhorn status :D

Over the last week I have assembled my MakerGear M2 and today I attempted to run the machine, as I felt as it was assembled properly and sufficiently to the standards of the instructions. So far I have been able to manipulate the directional motors (x,y,and z) with the "Home All" button but the heat bed, the extruder motor, and the extruder fans are all non operational. When I prompt the extruder to heat up to 190c for PLA printing the temperature does not change although the program does not deny my command. When I attempt to set the heat bed to 50c for PLA printing, the program quickly denies my command to set the temperature and remains at ambient temp.

From what I can tell all the parts have been assembled correctly, is there something I am missing?

Thanks in advance for the help!

PS: I am using the recommended program, Simplify3d


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Re: Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by PcS » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:29 pm

I would recheck all of your electrical connections. Especially for the bed and hot end !

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Re: Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by insta » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:52 pm

If you go to the Machine Control Panel > Communication tab, can you copy+paste some of what it's saying when you're trying to do these manual commands?
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Re: Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by YeehawPete » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:16 am

insta wrote:If you go to the Machine Control Panel > Communication tab, can you copy+paste some of what it's saying when you're trying to do these manual commands?
Good idea, thanks for the help! Here is the communication feed as I turn on my MakerGear M2:
Attempting connection at /dev/cu.usbmodem411...
RECEIVED:
RECEIVED: echo:Marlin: 1.0.0 RC2 for MakerGear M2, 24V with 24V/40W heater
RECEIVED: echo: Last Updated: 2012-05-30 | Author: johnny
RECEIVED: echo: Free Memory: 4775 PlannerBufferBytes: 1232
RECEIVED: echo:Using Default settings:
RECEIVED: echo:Steps per unit:
RECEIVED: echo: M92 X88.88 Y88.88 Z400.00 E471.50
RECEIVED: echo:Maximum feedrates (mm/s):
RECEIVED: echo: M203 X500.00 Y500.00 Z250.00 E200000.00
RECEIVED: echo:Maximum Acceleration (mm/s2):
RECEIVED: echo: M201 X9000 Y9000 Z30 E10000
RECEIVED: echo:Acceleration: S=acceleration, T=retract acceleration
RECEIVED: echo: M204 S3000.00 T3000.00
RECEIVED: echo:Advanced variables: S=Min feedrate (mm/s), T=Min travel feedrate (mm/s), B=minimum segment time (ms), X=maximum xY jerk (mm/s), Z=maximum Z jerk (mm/s)
RECEIVED: echo: M205 S0.00 T0.00 B20000 X20.00 Z0.40 E5.00
RECEIVED: echo:PID settings:
RECEIVED: echo: M301 P25.89 I1.94 D86.53
RECEIVED: Error:0
RECEIVED: : Extruder switched off. MINTEMP triggered !
RECEIVED: Error:Printer stopped deu to errors. Fix the error and use M999 to restart!. (Temperature is reset. Set it before restarting)
Testing plaintext communication protocol...
RECEIVED: echo:SD init fail
RECEIVED: ok
Connected to machine!
SENT: T0
RECEIVED: echo:Active Extruder: 0
Active Extruder: 0
RECEIVED: ok
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0


This is the communication as I "Home All" and attempt to apply heat to the HBP and the Extruder:

SENT: T0
RECEIVED: echo:Active Extruder: 0
Active Extruder: 0
RECEIVED: ok
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M104 S190 T0
RECEIVED: ok
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M140 S50
RECEIVED: ok
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: G91
SENT: G1 X100 F1800
SENT: G90
RECEIVED: ok
RECEIVED: Printer stopped deu to errors. Fix the error and use M999 to restart!. (Temperature is reset. Set it before restarting)
RECEIVED: ok
RECEIVED: ok
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: G28 X0 Y0 Z0
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0
SENT: M105
RECEIVED: ok T:0.0 /0.0 B:17.5 /0.0 @:0



I hope this helps with the identification of any issues.

Best,

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Re: Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by insta » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:34 am

Yep, MINTEMP triggered.

Something is preventing your primary extruder from being read (T: 0, B: 17). Start checking connections until you find the loose or broken wire.
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Re: Heat bed and extruder not working

Post by YeehawPete » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks for all the help,

I ended up finding a couple wires had been connected backwards. After a couple hours of trial and error I printed the Tallhex with great success. Now I just have to fine tune everything and learn the ways of modelling.

Cheers!

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