Your tool’s movement may be hampered by a buildup of sawdust. You can clear this out by following these steps:
- Unplug your tool.
- Unplug and remove the spindle.
- Remove the chip tray at the back of your tool and empty it. Leave it aside for the moment.
- Gently move the carriage down to its lowest limit.
- With a compressed air can and a straw attachment, blow air into the gap that is opened by moving the carriage down. [see animation]
Note: Be careful not to blow compressed air at the blue/green seals (located on the left of the carriage behind where the spindle clamps), or directly onto the brown flex cable that connects the Z-Axis to rest of the machine (behind and to the left of the Z-Axis column, near the top)
Blow air into the gap on the side of the carriage that is exposed by moving the spindle to its lowest point. [see picture below]
Vacuum up all visible sawdust and chips, replace the chip tray, and replace the spindle.
Turn Origin back on. If the issue persists, contact Shaper Support.