Whether I use the motor switch or send a command to open, the motor stalls.
It won’t drive upward until I hit the switch or command it, three to four times. As well; when I send a command to close the shutter, it stops about half way down. Send another command and it stops again until sending another closing command.
Im not certain if I did something wrong, I’ve a defective shutter motor or the single track design; being one sided, loads up the motor.
I’m using strictly ASCOM to control everything per the instructions; e.g., setup and test phases.
Sounds like you have it covered.
Dan, I know many folks have had the same problem you are describing. It would be helpful to also include the firmware version, any odd behavior (skipping/jumping track) stalling, noises it makes and maybe a short video. I know I added Teflon Tape, there are lots of posts in Automation, under all the contact points along the shutter and the stationary dome panels to help things move smoothly. There is also a tension pad behind the track and motor housing that can be adjusted.
I've reposted this under the Automation category, so maybe it will get more views.