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  1. When we were new we used to add a piece of fabric to the left or right of the quilt top and do a little test there. Then you can turn the edge of the quilt sandwich and see the back and adjust if needed. Also we were taught to pull on the bobbin tail every time you insert a bobbin to make sure it felt right. If you are getting lint from the thread then clean out the lint under the bobbin tension finger with the corner of a business card. Superior So Fine became our most often used thread because it runs so clean and that change alone eliminated ninety percent of our tension issues. If you haven’t seen it before I recommend watching the Thread Therapy videos with Bob Purcell. We attended one of his seminars many years ago and not once did he promote his brand over another. What you need to know is not on the label. Nigel https://www.superiorthreads.com/videos/thread-therapy?utm_source=media&utm_medium=marketing&media=PPCGNBT&gclid=CjwKCAjwybyJBhBwEiwAvz4G74VVZ5Km1A2j0EcSHIvYiaXf34nOls_zifRS6x23IJYi20CIztyrRxoCmdoQAvD_BwE&utm_campaign=PPCGNBT
  2. A price and contact info might help with your sale. Nigel
  3. Follow this thread for the concept. I’m not sure if there is a ready made solution for your table but you could inquire. https://forum.apqs.com/topic/35177-texas-hold-em/ Nigel
  4. Find a drill bit the same diameter or a fraction smaller than the needle shank. Put that inside the needle bar and twist with your fingers and pull out. The machining may have left some debris behind. Nigel
  5. Probably available from your local hardware store. I know I can find them at Lowe’s in Canada. I suggest taking the old one with you to match up or at least make note of the amperage and the length of the old one, also it must be a slow blow or time delay type. Nigel
  6. Where you are located and contact info might help. Good luck with the sale and enjoy your retirement. Nigel
  7. Thanks for stating your position Mark. I know APQS is not afraid of being compared to the competition but I don’t see anything that makes me think this anything more than a competitor advertising on your forum. Nigel
  8. Peach click on Daniel’s screen name and you will see a way to send a message. That will go straight to his email. Works for most online forums. Nigel
  9. Maybe tell prospective buyers where you are and contact info might help you sell your machine. Nigel
  10. Dawn, Try turning your pig tail guides upside down and rethread. It is common to get a groove worn Into them and the top thread will shred. If you turn them upside down and your shredding stops that is probably the problem. When we had our machines we would change the guides about every nine months. Nigel
  11. In my mind no don’t scrap it parts are readily available and I don’t think the new ones really sew much better. Do you know the manufacturer of the stitch regulator and the computer? The most common aftermarket one was Intellistitch and Intelliquilter. If that is the case there is lots of support available. Let us know what you have or post a picture and we can probably send you in the right direction. My old Ultimate 1 is still going strong daily in someone else’s business, not bad for a twenty five year old piece of equipment. Nigel
  12. Linda Do I assume correctly you are talking about the carriage wheels? If so, the preferred way would be to remove the take up and leveler bars and roll the head off the back of the carriage set it down on some blocks to protect the wheels. To remove the bars loosen the knob underneath the fabric advance motor and slide it off, loosen the Allen screw in the cog that remains on the take up bar and slide it off the remove the Allen bolt at the left end of the take up bar (should only be hand tight) and pull the bar out to the left with two people (it’s awkward by yourself) and place on floor now remove second bar. I don’t remember if any wires other than the encoder have to be disconnected but that only takes a few seconds. It took me longer to type this than it would taken me to remove the head. Or if you are just talking about levelling the table have someone hold the head while the adjustments are being made. I’m like Sue and have many times levelled the table with the head on. Nigel
  13. Did you try the email in the ad? She hasn’t been on here in six months. Nigel
  14. Lora Are you talking about the aluminum axle being loose on the bottom of the head? From memory they are held on with two Phillips screws each and I think you can access them by laying on your back under the machine. Nigel
  15. Thanks for the info. Obviously clean the wheels first but I bet you have already done that. Since you say it is the same in all directions it is unlikely both encoders are out of adjustment. I would look at motor brushes next. Here is the video for that. https://www.apqs.com/motor-brush-maintenance-video/ If that doesn’t help load a practice piece and confirm the machine moves well in manual mode. Then you will probably need to contact the factory and have them walk you through some diagnostics. They are very good at fixing machines over the phone. Nigel
  16. Which model? How old? I assume you are talking about stitch regulated. What do you have the spi set at? Same issue moving left right and front back? Nigel
  17. Did you read the post above yours?
  18. We never had the Bliss but we would use an elastic band across the stylus handle and the mount. That would hold downward tension on the Circle Lord stylus and eliminate the stylus jumping out of the boards. Nigel
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