Is anyone else having issues with a Shapeoko Pro machine? I bought a Pro XXL last year and have had problem after problem with it. So far, I’ve had to replace the z limit switch, z motor, z cables, x limit switch x motor cable and even the controller board!
I had many intermittent failures initializing the machine and recently freezing during the bit setter cycle and loss of x and z during a cut. After a round of troubleshooting and new parts, we discovered some loose connectors on the controller board that were presumed to have been causing intermittent errors so that was replaced.
Then after all that, I got the issue with freezing during the bit setter cycle - again… Another round of troubleshooting and the theory was that somehow my bit zero magnet was touching the bit zero probe during the bit setter cycle and causing the freezing. It sounded like a good theory so after making sure they weren’t touching, I ran many successful, complex test cuts.
Then today, I went to use the machine again and the z limit switch and x motor are failing. Some wiggling of the connectors and more intermittent success and failures.
I simply can’t believe all the trouble I’m having and am terrified to use the machine for fear of an intermittent failure on production cuts.
Needless to say, I’ll be talking with support on Monday again. Other than sending me all new cables, limit switches, and motors, I’m not sure what we can do at this point. My confidence is shaken in this machine I wanted to love so much.
Does anyone else have a Pro machine with problems?