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  1. The mounting hardware is specific for the APQS table mainly the P/S, Motor, and hydraulic pump. I am not sure if the leg mounting hardware is for APQS only. If you have a square legged table there is some unique mounting hardware. John
  2. It is in the Lee's Summit area and is available to test drive by appointment. This is a great system. It is in show room condition with no modifications. It has been used very little. John
  3. Bekah: Just give me a call at the Studio and I will help you. i am still offering the sale prices. I am stocking the GB MR needles and the Organ needles are proving very popular. I have plenty of both brands in stock. John
  4. Check your Hopping Foot height. This normally sounds like a tapping rather then popping. JM
  5. "SEE NEW POST FOR DETAILS" This machine is in showroom condition with very little use. This machine has a 14 foot table. Motor drive fabric take up. Hartley base expander and some books and extras. The reason for selling is client wants to concentrate on piecing and other sewing activities. Owner will pay for factory set up at your studio within a reasonable distance. Price is $15,500 Located in Lee’s Summit, MO Contact: Country Lane Quilting for information. 816-350-2002
  6. I have a limited number of the Hartley Fences in stock and am offering a special until they are sold. Free $100 of, needles, bobbins, bobbin cases (your choice) with your purchase of the Hartley Fence. As an added bonus I will pay the shipping. If you have any questions call, email or u2u me. John
  7. Monika: Give me a call and I will exchange the MR's for you if you like. John
  8. AC is used everywhere in the world. DC can not be transmitted long distances. This was tried by Edison. Different countries use different voltages and frequencies also different plugs and sockets. I believe Brazil uses the same voltage and frequency as the US. I received an email from this seller. This has been going on for a while but I have not seen a US dealer mentioned or S/N mentioned. This poster has been given this opportunity and has chosen not to share. This tells a lot to me. John
  9. This is a common problem with this light. The contacts on the end socket get distorted. You might find it easier to remove the light bar, turn it over and examine the contacts, you can align them with a screwdriver and needle nose pliers. When it is upside down you have a good view of the sockets. This is just like overhead lights only smaller. John
  10. We have a client who would like to sell her 2008 Millennium. It has the 14 foot table, power take up, Hartley Base Expander, some templates, and several books. This machine has only produced 10 quilts and is like new. Professional setup and delivery is available within driving distance of Lee’s Summit, MO. This machine is located in Lee’s Summit MO. Contact Country Lane Quilting for more information. Price is $15,500.
  11. This is a give away bargain price; if anyone wants a base expander don’t miss this buy. John
  12. If your Hartley base expander is not stable it is not properly installed. We have used the Hartley for years and sold many of them. I would think you would want to remove any base plate when not in use (the Hartley only takes a few seconds). Why put more unused weight and drag on you machine when it is not in use? I have seen the other base plates and they appear to be fine also (the owners are pleased). So the bottom line is like many items, there are many good ones available and it is mostly a matter of preference. John
  13. We maintain a stock of several thousand MR needles and will be stocking the Organ needles (on order). I also have several thousand steel bobbins and have aluminum bobbins backordered from my supplier; I have plenty of bobbin cases. I have most any Hartley product in stock for immediate shipment including the Hartley Fence. We stand behind anything we sell to be compatible with your machine. If you are unhappy I will either refund your purchase price or replace the item (your choice). We use these parts in our own studio and we have two 2008 Millenniums, one with a CQ. I carry most APQS p
  14. I put a couple of drops of oil on the ridged part that you can see in the opening on the top of the hook. I do not recommend removing the screws from the plate. Only remove the left front and loosen the right read. Then put the front screw through the thick and thin washer so they will not get lost. I have made many service calls and the washers are missing or not properly matched. If I remember correctly the thick one is .022 inch and the thin one is .011 inch. When stacked together this is .033 inches. This gives you the proper clearance for the thread cutter and sets the hopping foot
  15. You should be able to get anything you need from your dealer. John
  16. A rattling in the hook assy area almost always indicates you need to oil the hook assy. Have you rotated the throat plate out of the way and oiled from the top? John
  17. Thanks for the input on the Organ needles. Organ is one of the largest needle manufactures and many DSM are delivered with Organ needles. There might be a bit of confusion, the reason they leave a smaller hole is that do not have that big hump on the front of the needle. When APQS switched to the MR needles (This comes from Mark Caraher) they wanted the deep scarf (easier to time and less skipped stitches) at this time stitch regulators were in the future and quilters especially newbies tended to over drive their machine and flex the needle into the hook and break it. The MR has that big h
  18. Angie: Despite being a Senior I do remember you and Bill. John
  19. Thanks for the kind words. Sandra enjoy and let me know what you think. John
  20. If you will look at the bottom of your axle you will find that the screws that hold them to the machine are in a countersink hole. You have to countersink the top of the axle to accept the soft mounts. I bought a special tool to countersink the holes correctly. I will install the soft mounts on your axle for $75 including the soft mounts plus return postage and insurance if you want it. John
  21. Thanks for the kind words Norma. Look between your axles and the machine if you see a blue "washer" this is the soft mount system. If you axle has been moved it will be under he Thread Cutter. It is very easy to move the axles and I have guided several people through the process. To put the soft mounts on the older axles is a bit more difficult. I don't remember what upgraded axles cost but probably more than the upgrade especially if you have the black wheels. I have had more black wheels go bad than I ever had with the brown ones. I don't think there is a reason, this is just what hap
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