Having issues with your FarmBot’s hardware? Try looking through our troubleshooting guides below. If you have software related issues, please see the Software Troubleshooting Guide.
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- Picking Up Seeds
The FarmBot fails to pick up seeds entirely, frequently drops seeds when moving, or sucks seeds fully into the needle or vacuum system.
- Z-Axis Movements
The z-axis frequently stalls when moving upwards. Movements may fail to complete, and in some cases the z-axis may even stall and then begin moving in the opposite direction.
- Track Tolerance
- Why is my FarmBot not moving?
Problem description: FarmBot is having trouble with movements. This Troubleshooting document has been adapted from a post that was originally written by Marc Dingena on the FarmBot Community Forum.
- Are my encoders working?
Problem description: FarmBot is having trouble with measuring movements. Learn how to interpret and diagnose common encoder issues, what causes them, and how to fix them.
- Water Pressure
Tips for fixing problematic water systems
- Solenoid Valve Cable Fix
Some kits that shipped in August of 2022 included a solenoid valve cable with quick-connect terminals that are too small to fit onto the electrical tabs of the solenoid valve. If you encounter this issue, please follow these instructions to attach the correct terminals to your cable.
- Tool Verification
The FarmBot fails to verify that a tool is mounted.