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Thread: So mad at my Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter !

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    Junior Member ChristinaHall's Avatar
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    I finally get my new quilter Sunday. It takes me over 6 hours just to but the table together. Yesterday I tried getting all my house work done so I could set up my machine and do some quilting. Well that never happen.

    Today 2 of my girlfriends came out. We leveled the table, adjusted the poles, I figured out how to do the bobbin, thread the machine, hooked up the Cruise control and loaded it up for some practice:-)

    It ran SO SLOW, the threading was like a 1/2 long & it was dragging so bad. I must of moved the bars 50 times thinking I had the height wrong. Nothing I did help at all. I went back over EVERYTHING, the book, the video still nothing.

    At this point I have a knotted mess on my quilt. I then thought maybe I never brought up my bottom thread. I was so mad I could not remember:-) Come to find out my quilt was not the only thing messed up. I had to take everything apart to get the bobbin untangled.

    So I try it again thinking that was the problem. I just didn't take up my bottom thread....WRONG AGAIN!

    I then get the bright idea to unhook the cruise control and WALLO..............It now works but I am to stinking tired to do it now So I am sitting here venting to all of you.

    My back hurts and my neck feels like someone tried to pull it off!

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    That learning curve can really suck sometimes!! Hope your next attempt goes smoothly and you're end result will be absolutely gorgeous....

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    Just breath! :thumbup:

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    I am just waiting on my pain pill I had to take to kick in and I am going to finish that darn thing if it kills me!

    You just have to get back up on the bull.....Anyone have any ice before I go? :mrgreen:

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    If it is taking very large stitches and dragging, the encoder wheels may not be rolling on the frame correctly. Check to make certain you did not tighten the encoder wheels too tightly and that they lay on the tracks as you move the machine. Also, double check the plugs into the encoders to make certain they are in all the way. If this is the 9" MegaQuilter and not the 18.8, the speed slider should be in the middle position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    If it is taking very large stitches and dragging, the encoder wheels may not be rolling on the frame correctly. Check to make certain you did not tighten the encoder wheels too tightly and that they lay on the tracks as you move the machine. Also, double check the plugs into the encoders to make certain they are in all the way. If this is the 9" MegaQuilter and not the 18.8, the speed slider should be in the middle position.
    I didn't even Have the encoder wheels on the rolling frame! I didn't know they went that way. I just hooked them up like they showed in the book. I was wandering how in the world they was going to know how fast or slow I was going!

    BLESS YOUR HEART!!!!!!......You may of just saved me another 6 hours of messing with it:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaHall
    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    If it is taking very large stitches and dragging, the encoder wheels may not be rolling on the frame correctly. Check to make certain you did not tighten the encoder wheels too tightly and that they lay on the tracks as you move the machine. Also, double check the plugs into the encoders to make certain they are in all the way. If this is the 9" MegaQuilter and not the 18.8, the speed slider should be in the middle position.
    I didn't even Have the encoder wheels on the rolling frame! I didn't know they went that way. I just hooked them up like they showed in the book. I was wandering how in the world they was going to know how fast or slow I was going!

    BLESS YOUR HEART!!!!!!......You may of just saved me another 6 hours of messing with it:-)
    Glad I could be of assistance. I hope you're able now to get it all working the right way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Quote Originally Posted by ChristinaHall
    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    If it is taking very large stitches and dragging, the encoder wheels may not be rolling on the frame correctly. Check to make certain you did not tighten the encoder wheels too tightly and that they lay on the tracks as you move the machine. Also, double check the plugs into the encoders to make certain they are in all the way. If this is the 9" MegaQuilter and not the 18.8, the speed slider should be in the middle position.
    I didn't even Have the encoder wheels on the rolling frame! I didn't know they went that way. I just hooked them up like they showed in the book. I was wandering how in the world they was going to know how fast or slow I was going!

    BLESS YOUR HEART!!!!!!......You may of just saved me another 6 hours of messing with it:-)
    Glad I could be of assistance. I hope you're able now to get it all working the right way.
    I THINK I CAN HANDLE IT FROM HERE :oops:

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    Deep breathing helps!!! So sorry for your frustration- hope the worst is behind you now :D:D

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    Thank goodness for the QB's wonderful people who helped you!!

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