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Thread: Any experience with Tinlizzie quilters?

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    I recently purchased an Ansley 26 Long Arm & Hailey Quilting Frame by TinLizzie. I've been having problems with the automatic stitch regulator. The problem surfaced on my brand new machine when I plugged it in for the first time. I ended up having to send it back for exchange for a new one. The replacement worked flawlessly for about 5 quilts over a period of a couple of months and it did the same thing my original one did, which is quit altogether and blow the power supply fuses instantly. As it is still under the first year warranty the seller has offered to either take it back for service or send me a replacement power supply. I'm in Florida and the seller is in California. They tell me I'm the only one who ever had this problem, but I find it difficult to believe I got two machines that failed in exactly the same way. Any one have a similar problem? I'm thinking I should have brought a Gammel.

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    Senior Member ljsunflower's Avatar
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    Yep, you should have bought a Gammill! :)
    If that was the other machine you were looking at, you should have.
    We test drove a Tin Lizzie while at Paducah but ended up buying the Gammill. The TL just seemed cheesy when compared to the other longarms.

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    Member quiltnutt's Avatar
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    Yes you should have bought a Nolting,that's what I have..lol
    I would see if you can get your $ back since it sounds like you have a "Lemon".
    \Power supplies do not burn out unless you have a huge power surge and you are plugged into a back up battery pack.
    I live in S Fl and we have the surges all the time.
    You can get the back up battery at and Office Supply store. This is the one that you plug your cmptr in.
    After this if the power supply blows,the machine should be returned and $ given back. in my opinion.

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    Super Member oatw13's Avatar
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    Is it possible that the electrical breaker you have it plugged into cannot manage the load of the machine, thus causing the machine to short out and blow the power supply?

    If you can't get a refund, I would try the new power supply first. You can probably replace that yourself faster than if you had to send the whole machine for service.

    I hope you get this worked out soon. I would be so frustrated.

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    After the original machine failed, I purchased a high-end surge protector so that should not be a problem. My major concern is, if the power supply is just poorly engineered, once my quilter is out of warranty I will have to pay for replacements. Having them fail every few months is not much of an option.
    What prompted me to buy was a 12 month pay option interest free. Will that effect my chances of a refund?

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