Has anyone ever had an axis reverse direction out of the blue? I have been using my Longmill for over a year with relatively few issues. recently in the middle of a project, the machine just started to go off in the opposite direction on the X axis. Initially I assumed that it was an error in the gcode file, but I soon discovered that when jogging the machine manually it did the same thing. I tried reversing the direction on the software and it worked, briefly before seemingly randomly reversing again. I switched it back and the same thing happened. Sometimes it would go in the proper direction, but jogging again it would reverse on its own. I am assuming it is something I have done (or not done), but am baffled as I have been using it for months merely loading toolpaths and running them without messing with any settings. I have been using Vectric Pro and have had consistent results with the only screw-ups being my own doing.
Something else that also started occurring at the same time, is the X axis just grinds away in precise movement setting (on gSender) as if it has run into a hard stop, but on Normal and Rapid, it moves just fine.
I am truly at a loss at this point. Had to step away. If anyone has experienced anything like this and knows that cause, or better, the solution, I would extremely grateful for the help…T