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    TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    Have a new 3018 Pro CNC / Engraver. GRBL 1.1 Woodpecker control board v3.4. Got fully assembled without issue installed drivers and Candle software that came with machine. Able to get Idle with startup. Able to get blue light indicating power to spindle on control board. When file is executed it completes on the screen but Spindle does not turn, jogs do not move the device. (jogs will run to infinity till they hit alarm). Tried another software same issues so pretty sure not software. Got pretty frustrated and broke down and got my husband involved (another favor ugh) we tested power to leads on spindle - nada. Removed the connection and tested the output to the cable - nada. Have not tried laser figured I had muddied the water enough at this point. Still not sure but thinking the control board is bad any thoughts from those in the know.

    Reminder TOTAL NEWBIE The language is new to me. Graphic Artist/Designer

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    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    Is there any lights on the controller with the USB cable unplugged

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    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    no lights and the fan does not work

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    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    Your symptoms indicate no 24V power. Do you have the 24V power adapter plugged in?

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    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    did you check the power switch on the controller . it is by USB plug

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    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by kelly96048 View Post
    did you check the power switch on the controller . it is by USB plug
    Good point. The switch is kind of obscure. Though on some woodpecker boards it is near the power plug. If you don't turn it on the board with respond to the GCode sender (Candle in this case) but no power to the steppers and spindles.

  7. #7

    Re: TOTAL NEWBIE 3018 CNC Pro Spindle will not turn on

    the arduino runs off the USB but the stepper driver runs off the 24 volts

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