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I have a 12 foot table that I have Bliss and automatic advance on.  The table is an older model.  When I received it, the handle on the far right that released the pressure on the quilt top roller and the backing roller, released easily.  I think it had velcro around the bars where they met up when you clamped them down.  The velcro has come off, and now when I release the handle and try to advance my quilt, they stick and jerk, and I have a difficult time getting them to clamp down. 

 

Is it common for a piece of velcro to be around each bar so that it moves freely and clamps better?   Should I be oiling the clamps, etc?

 

Am I making sense??????????????   Grin

 

Janice in northern Minnesota

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Yes, this is not uncommon. One of my pads had folded back on itself and left some of the adhesive on the roller. I think I used WD 40 to clean off the adhesive and then alcohol to clean up the WD 40. You can get new brake pads from APQS. I also suggest calling customer service. They will know exactly what to do.

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Janice,

I had the same issue with mine when I first got the machine that I have. I took the brake off the machine, used Goo-Gone to remove any of the residual sticky from the where the Velcro had been. Then I used rubbing alcohol to make sure it was clean and reapplied the Velcro. I have not had anymore issues with the Velcro.

You can also tighten the brake lever. You will need an allen wrench, and with the blue handle straight out from the brake, not locked, hold on to the handle and tighten the screw underneath the handle with your allen wrench.

Good luck!

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If you don't have the Velcro right away use a piece of batting until you do.  I had this happen right in the middle of a huge quilt.  It annoyed me so much that I just put the batting in there so the roller would roll and went on with the quilt.  I cleaned and all that stuff later.  The lazy way I guess  :)

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