I kicked on the GF today to do some test cuts on material and after a few 3 second test cuts, finding the right settings for the cut and then an 18 second cut, I let the machine finish it’s cool down cycle then shut down the power.
A short perior later (more than an hour, less than 3) I kicked back on the switch to get an Orange Button and the message about “ALERT Cooling”. Thought this was strange since it was powered down for a couple of hours.
After reading some forum posts on the subject and not finding a solution or an experience that quite matched and just couldn’t find anything so here I am with a post of my own. This has persisted all day.
- The GF has a duct running out a window, 90 deg at GF exit and 90 deg at window about 4 foot straight run.
- The temp inside the machine back by the power supply (where it was always hottest) was around 78F most the day but has gone up since it had the error. I am using an IR thermometer.
- I reconnected the WiFi,
- I cycled the power waiting more than a minute,
- I logged off and on my Glowforge account,
- I restarted my computer,
- I unplugged the GF for a few minutes and plugged it back in.
- I waited all day…
…Still sporting a fancy orange light.
Any suggestions? It is now night time, the GF is still on but Orange Button, and now the temp inside is 83.6 F, the room it is in is at 74 F, it is 57 F outside the tail of the duct. It has been idle Orange Button all day. This can not be normal. The machine is getting turned off and unplugged until I can get some help.
Thanks for any assistance…