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needle won't stay down

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This morning I started quilting a table runner, and about 20 minutes in, all of a sudden I couldn't get my needle to stay in the down position. If I push the button, it goes down and then immediately back up again.  I have a 2012 Freedom.  I always start quilting with the needle in the down position.  Any help would be appreciated:)

 

Lori Davis

Empty Nest LAQ

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Get out your manual and find the instructions to adjust your needle up/down. It involves adjusting a screw under the hood and is an easy fix. 

There is also an instructional video under the "product care" header on the home page of this site.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Thanks Linda, I saw that video, but they were talking about the machine continually going up and down, and I wasn't sure if this solution would be the same for mine.  I'll try it!

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It's not a "needle up/down" problem but likely an issue with a board or sensor.  Call or email APQS Service and let them know what's happening.  Your machine should still be under warranty, so as soon as the problem is fully diagnosed, they will get replacement parts out to you.

 

In the meantime, you'll have to use your flywheel to put your needle down. Sorry!! :(


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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Barb, thanks for the advice.  I emailed them, and Dawn is checking to see what parts I need.  She thought it sounded like the needle sensing circuit board is not working correctly.  I appreciate your help!

 

Lori

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You're very welcome, Lori!!  Hope you're back up and running soon.


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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