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My table is level, my table is square, my carriage is level, my cords are not dragging, my 4 black wheels are clean, my carriage is clean. I have no strings stuck in the four, black wheels I have checked my head encoder, taken it a part and put it back together again, correctly, I believe.   

 

Left and right she is fine.....I have Bliss, she is like butter.  But up and down (vertical)...she drags.  

 

Could it be that this 2010 Millie that I just purchased is that much heavier than my 2000 Millie?  Am I just weak????    Grin

 

I did not try it out before I installed my new Quilt Path.  Once I had the Quilt Path all hooked up, I noticed the drag.   I REMOVED EVERYTHING having to do with the quilt path, I still have vertical drag.  So it is NOT the weight of the Quilt Path hardware and computer.

 

I have read  everything I could get my hands on in these forums that have to do with the Head encoder wheel, M&M wheels, cleaning my carriage and all wheels, etc. I watched one video about wheels.  I really could not find anything more I could do with this drag problem.   Am I missing something?   

 

I know I should call Amy, and I will as a last resort.  I know she is busy so if I am able to get some tips from all of you, it might help.

 

Thanking you all in advance.....Janice in northern Minnesota 

 

 

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Janice, it sounds like you've checked everything we would all check. Please don't worry about bothering Amy - or any of the other fine folks in APQS Service - that's why they're there! Send an email to service@apqs.com, outlining everything you listed above and they'll get you fixed up. Do you have any APQS Reps close to you, just in case this needs some hands-on checking?

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No, my QP clamps are not engaged....but thank you for suggesting that.  I am fairly mechanically enclined, so this is driving me crazy that I just am unable to figure this out.  But, as I said, it could just be the difference between my two machines.   I am so temped to put cooking oil on my wheels.........Grin............I am just kidding, honest!    Grin

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I found a small burr inside one of the wheels.  I filed it down a bit.  I am hoping this will help.  I am putting my Quilt Path back on my machine, and will see how it goes.  Thank you for the help.  If it is still a lot of drag, I will call Amy next week.

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  • 1 year later...
I worked so hard at trying to fix the problem.  One thing I did was to make sure my cords were not dragging, or rubbing on ANYTHING.....which is almost impossible.  I did however string an overhead wire, and attached my electrical cord to that....keeping the cord up off of the floor.  That helped.   Then I made sure that my wheels were ALWAYS cleaned.  I clean them everyday when I quilt.  And, if I quilt for long hours, I wipe them down more.  I took any extra weight off of the machine.  I have Quilt Path on my machine.....and I remove it, and anything related to it when I quilt freehand.  Also, make sure your wheels are not rubbing on the carriage......  I know I went through all of Amy's videos, the manual, everything I could get my hands on to read about to help the problem.  Amy is a Goddess of information!!!!!!

I hope I helped in some small way.......Janice in Northern Minnesota, near the Canadian Border

 

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