Only the right motor works even under swapped connections


#1

I just set up the GoPiGo for the first time only to find only the right motor works on “Demo GoPiGo”.
I swapped the motor connections to the board from left to right, right to left in case. Still only the right motor works and the left motor sits still.
I suspect there is something wrong with the left motor. Maybe dead?
Any clue?

Here is the test log output regarding motors.


Checking for firmware version and CPU Speed and Voltage

v 1.6
CPU speed: 2
10.64 V

CHECKING ENCODER READINGS
0 0
Both motors moving Forward with LED On
after 5 sec 0 192
Both motors stopped with LED Off
None after stop cmd 0 199
None after 2 more sec 0 199
Both motors moving back with LED On
after 5 sec 0 396
Both motors stopped with LED Off
None after stop cmd 0 402
None after 2 more sec 0 403


#2

Hi @mackenichi,

It really looks like you have received a dead motor. Thanks a lot for testing it out. I’m really sorry for the frustration.
Can you contact us here, under “General Questions and Feedback”:.We will have one shipped to you immediately.

Again, I’m really sorry to about this; we’ll make it right immediately.
-Shoban


#3

Thank you for the quick response.
I’ll make a contact right away.


#4

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