My FoxAlien stops working after a few seconds

Hi, my FoxAlien rizer 20W was working fine until just last week. The problem started with issues with its limits. The Y L axis was going rouge and was trying to push past beyond the rail. I had to push the limit switch manually every time in order for the machine to stop shaking.

But even after I push the switch manually, the machine burns for two seconds and then stops. I read the post n switch the device setting from ilaser to GRBL and I did do that and it worked for a couple of times the problem cam back.

The error I am receiving is

error: undefined feed rate on or near line 5: job halted

FoxAlien customer service suck and only answer after a few days via email with useless guidance.

I am a hobbyist and know very little so i might be doing a stupid mistake that I am not aware of.

Could anyone here help me with that? Please?

$0=5 (step pulse, usec)
$1=25 (step idle delay, msec)
$2=0 (step port invert mask:00000000)
$3=2 (dir port invert mask:00000010)
$4=0 (step enable invert, bool)
$5=0 (limit pins invert, bool)
$6=0 (probe pin invert, bool)
$10=3 (status report mask:00000011)
$11=0.010 (junction deviation, mm)
$12=0.002 (arc tolerance, mm)
$13=0 (report inches, bool)
$20=0 (soft limits, bool)
$21=1 (hard limits, bool)
$22=1 (homing cycle, bool)
$23=3 (homing dir invert mask:00000011)
$24=250.000 (homing feed, mm/min)
$25=2000.000 (homing seek, mm/min)
$26=250 (homing debounce, msec)
$27=2.000 (homing pull-off, mm)
$30=1000 (spindle max rpm)
$31=0 (spindle min rpm)
$32=1 (laser mode, bool)
$100=160.000 (x, step/mm)
$101=160.000 (y, step/mm)
$102=160.000 (z, step/mm)
$110=20000.000 (x max rate, mm/min)
$111=20000.000 (y max rate, mm/min)
$112=20000.000 (z max rate, mm/min)
$120=400.000 (x accel, mm/sec^2)
$121=400.000 (y accel, mm/sec^2)
$122=400.000 (z accel, mm/sec^2)
$130=1000.000 (x max travel, mm)
$131=1000.000 (y max travel, mm)
$132=1000.000 (z max travel, mm)

First things first. Hitting the switch does not complete the homing cycle. Adjust the switch position so the switch closes when the laser is pushed onto it. Then test Homing. If that works, we will move on to any remaining issues.

Hi Mike, thank you so much for your help. I did exactly as you suggested and adjusted the limit switch and now does a perfect homing run.

What do yo suggest I should do next?

Now Homing is okay, try Jogging the machine around. Make sure the machine moves in the direction the buttons indicate it should. If that works…

Create a box about 50mm by 50mm. Set feed at 500mm/min and power at 1%.
Click on the Frame button and see if that works. If that works…
Click on the Run button and see if that that works.
If you get any Alarm or Error messages, report those. If anything fails to perform, report that.

Good Luck!

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