Abrasive Out Flow is Weak

Weak abrasive flow can be a symptom of a few different problems. Not only does it make it harder to get spent abrasive out of your machine it can also affect the smooth running of your WAZER.

Strong Flow With No Abrasive

The situation can exist where you see a strong flow of water out of the Used Abrasive Grommets but there is no abrasive in the stream. This could just be a simple fix, or it could be indicative of a larger problem in your Used Abrasive system.

No Cutting

No Material is being removed while WAZER is cutting. This could either look like a light sanding of the Material in the area that was supposed to cut or no cutting or marking whatsoever. You may also see water spraying everywhere as the Jet exits the Nozzle and sprays off of the Material.

Partial Cutting

Partial Cutting occurs when WAZER partially cuts through your Material, but it fails to fully cut through. You will also see a directed water spray in the direction opposite of the Gantry motion.

Low Used Abrasive Collection Rate

After a Cut you may notice that the amount of Used Abrasive collected in the Used Abrasive Buckets is lower than you would expect. It may be the case that after a Cut, there isn’t any Used Abrasive in the Buckets. This is not normal behavior; there are some things you can do to help improve the Used Abrasive collection of your WAZER.

Constant Drain Filters Cleaning

If the WAZER seems to be constantly asking for the Drain Filters to be cleaned. The filters may be clogged or there may be a larger problem in your abrasive system.

Trouble Getting Abrasive Buckets In

Abrasive can build up underneath the Abrasive Collection Buckets during normal use. This can make it difficult to get the buckets back in after disposing of Used Abrasive.

High-Pressure Leak

When this issue occurs, you will notice water leaking from the High-Pressure Connection on the back of the Pump Box or WAZER.

ERROR: Clean Drain Filters

WAZER indirectly measures the rate at which water is drained to alert you when the Drain Filters are clogging. If you see this message, it is likely that you need to clean your Drain Filters.

ERROR: Unexpected End of Cut File

If you are running a Cut File from a SD Card, WAZER will alert you if it ever loses connection with the file that it is reading from.

ERROR: Overfilled Tank and WAZER Shutoff

WAZER is constantly monitoring the water level. However, if the water level gets too high at any point, a safety shutoff switch will activate to prevent the Tank from overflowing.

Regenerate Cut File

When preparing your WAZER to cut it may display the error “Incorrect or Wrong Wam Version”. While it might actually be that the file was generated with an outdated version of the software, it can also indicate that there is a problem with either the full sized or micro sd card.

Power Cutting Out

WAZER has built-in safety switches to prevent the machine from either overflowing or cutting when the water level is too low. When the water level is right at the trigger point of one of these switches, waves in the tank can cause the switch to trip and release. The switch in turn shuts off the machine.

Recurring Backflow / Abrasive Clogs

If you find that after a backflow or a abrasive clog, you get another immediately or even shortly after, the situation indicates that you have other problems waiting to be solved. There are two likely root causes.

Unsuccessful Cut

An unsuccessful cut can come from a variety of different reason in multiple different subsystems. This guide will walk-through how to find what is specifically not working and point to the resource for how to fix the underling problem.

Copy of Low Used Abrasive Collection Rate

After a Cut you may notice that the amount of Used Abrasive collected in the Used Abrasive Buckets is lower than you would expect. It may be the case that after a Cut, there isn’t any Used Abrasive in the Buckets. This is not normal behavior; there are some things you can do to help improve the Used Abrasive collection of your WAZER.

ERROR: Add Water to Tank

Similar to the way WAZER monitors your water drain rate, a timer is constantly monitoring the water level in your Tank. If it realizes that the water level is low, it will alert you.

Gantry Homing Failed

When the cutting head returns to the back left cornet to home you may hear a loud noise from the stepper motor and see the gantry vibrating and unsuccessfully trying to drive itself into the corner. This indicates a homing problem

Blank UI Screen

This error usually has to do with with a config file problem