I bought the complete kit from the e-shop here, build everything pretty easily and made (what i consider ) a pretty cool piece of geeky technology.
BUT i can’t get my extruder (also bought from here) to work. The stepper won’t turn or just go back and forth from one step to another.
The problem is most likely a wiring problem:
- the stepper is not fried as it works with the other axis
- the stepper as 4 wires : black and green (that beep together with a continuity test, therefore they must be the same coil) + red and blue.
- the jumpers are under every driver.
- the extruder is enabled in the Marlin Firmware as the extruder heats up and stabilizes (extremely) well
I expected the motor to at least turn in the wrong direction, have to switch one pair and be good to go. That was in theory.
There is something strange: the stepper of the extruder has a 6 pin connector on it with only 4 wires (see attached picture). Can anyone who bought the extruder from Vicious be king enough to send me a picture of his stepper (with a way to tell me “front” and “back”) and tell me wich wire goes where ? that would at least help to try and understand the problem.
hope someone can help me.
greetings from France
ps: more pictures to come once everything will be running. I ended up building a decent rack for all the electronics