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05 Aug 2015 23:01 - 05 Aug 2015 23:06 #24080 by eiaro
The hose around the electrical wires from XZ setup dosn't go back into the slot in the base plate when running Y back and forth. This is causing me to loose steps actually stop movement.

Anyone got a permanent solution?

(Machine is SC 2 840)

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06 Aug 2015 12:59 #24089 by eiaro
I added a video


The white is electrical tape that helped a bit, but still I don't see this working at all.

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08 Aug 2015 12:53 #24125 by jvalencia
Yep, I had the same problem and the motor stopped because of it!!!

My solution was to file the borders a bit and attach some elastics between the hose and the hole where the reset-button cable goes through.

This way the hose always has a helping "hand". It's a cheap solution but it works for me.

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08 Aug 2015 15:44 - 08 Aug 2015 15:44 #24126 by eiaro
Thanks jvalencia. I got the same suggestion from StepCraft and Rory from StoneyCNC too.

A clip showing how my fix works. I don't consider it permanently fixed but it works for now.

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09 Aug 2015 01:47 #24138 by jvalencia
Oh good, too bad we have to rely on these type of fixes to make it work.

Other solution would be cutting the lower metal border with a grinder so it won't catch anymore and add duct tape to act as a "floor".

If I do it I'll upload some pictures.

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15 Aug 2015 12:58 #24317 by hale2160
I was going to try replacing the corrigated tube with some smooth pipe.

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19 Mar 2017 20:53 #45714 by mr_cg
I had the same issue with my 2/840 and solved it by adding bowden (RC item) into the tube:

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Beside this i have expanded the slot at the front by about 1cm:

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I hope this is useful for anybody else with similar issue.

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20 Mar 2017 18:56 - 20 Mar 2017 18:57 #45748 by Doug
I had the same issue but it didn't cause the Y axis to lose steps, thankfully. I wasn't very impressed but it eventually stopped being an issue. I wouldn't be surprised to find if I opened up the machine that the sharp edge of the channel has worn the conduit away... :ohmy:

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17 Oct 2022 21:47 #62647 by WittleBits
Replied by WittleBits on topic Electrical wires catching in the slot on the base
Thank you Mr_cg. I have an M1000 and the cable for the X axis was coming out of the track. I used a throttle cable meant for a lawn mower based on your recommendation. It works great.
Thank you again.

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