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Thread: Anyone have the Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen?

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    Anyone have the Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen?

    I have waited so long for this machine!
    It makes a clatter/clanking sound. Is this normal for this machine.
    No response from dealer but it's only been a couple of days.
    He installed and set it up Thurs. afternoon.


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    Don't have one, but found these videos that show someone sewing on one. Maybe you can compare to your machine:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh3Xy...ure=plpp_video
    Above link doesn't start the actual sewing until about 3 minutes in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyalw...eature=related

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    Prism99, thanks for the links. Doesn't sound like mine. It clatters. I don't want to keep trying for fear of doing damage. If the dealer doesn't call me back Mon. I will contact Handiquilter. I don't think they want a bad rep.


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    I have one and she runs well. Did you take out the bobbin and reset it? Is the needle properly in place? Does the machine sit flat in the table? I honestly can't think why it would make a clanking sound. I am still in the learning stage and am often reminded of what it was like to learn to drive a stick-shift. Hope you get an answer soon.

    Edit: I just realized that there are built-in diagnostics. Have you checked them all?
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    did it (clatter/clank) when the dealer set it up? something is not set correct-
    you don't have to wait till monday to call handi-quilter-they have a wonderful service/tech support team and have helped me long-distance many times over the years with tension issues and all kinds of technical issues. it is probably something fairly simple.
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    duhh
    No I didn't check the bobbin. I didn't change anything but maybe something came loose, will check that and diagnostics. I will do that before I contact Handiquilter. Thanks


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    It was the bobbin. No mor clacking
    But I went to diagnostics and it screeched instead of beeping.


    ·What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds.

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