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Thread: Anyone have a TL18LS ?

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    I was working along and Lizzie was stitching beautifully then suddenly the stitch regular stopped working when moving left to right or right to left. or the X

    The Y is working great! I have checked for dust, the O rings look ok, the wires look fine.

    Any ideas?

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    unplug everything, wait 10 minutes and replug in....

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    OK, unplugged. Keep your fingers crossed!

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    did it work again?
    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    OK, unplugged. Keep your fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    did it work again?
    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    OK, unplugged. Keep your fingers crossed!
    Its only been 5 min LOL

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    Wow, it did work!

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    Yay!!! I'm telling you, the folks on this board are BRILLIANT!!

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    okay. here's another lizzie question: i'm using valdani 40 weight variegated poly on top and 60 weight cotton on the bottom. i'm getting uneven tension. that is, good one row and bad the next. i've used the same combo before and it behaved. so....any ideas?

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    I think she wanted a rest lol.
    You have been working so hard! How many have you finished off so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    okay. here's another lizzie question: i'm using valdani 40 weight variegated poly on top and 60 weight cotton on the bottom. i'm getting uneven tension. that is, good one row and bad the next. i've used the same combo before and it behaved. so....any ideas?
    Not sure but following the instructions on this word doc has solved alot of my tension problems.

    Where are you in Jersey? I owned a business on HWY22 in Greenbrook for 23 years. Lived in Metuchen, Dunellen and then finally Martinsville.

    Long Arm Tension doc

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    bamamama - I also used to live in Jersey! I lived in Bound Brook for a bit as well as Whitehouse - I grew up in Califon. We moved to Califon from Howell right before I started 7th grade. My parents & older sister still live in Califon - although my folks live for half the year in St Thomas, USVI. My younger sister is in Basking Ridge, right along Main Street.

    Small world!!

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    bamamama/yarn or fabric

    i live in metuchen. before that, montclair.

    bama, tell me: pigtail! i have never threaded the pigtail in my entire life. in the instructions there is no mention of the pigtail. am i correct in assuming that the pigtail is the small curly wire spring coming out of the bobbin case? i don't even know how to thread the pigtail. btw, that link is obsolete.

    i have it kind of working by having the top thread tight enough to be pulling the bottom thread up. there are no more loose threads on the bottom, BUT i know that the top thread is too tight. it keeps breaking and the tight part seems to be at the point where the thread goes around the tension discs. up until that point the thread is a good tension. after that, it's too tight.
    even when i loosen the disc all the way, it still runs tight. i just can't figure this one out. i changed spools of thread (same type) and rethreaded different ways and changed spool holders.
    it SEEMS to be somewhere between the tension disc and the take-up lever. i am going so slowly i feel like i'm going in reverse. when i finish this, i'll have to go back to the top to re-do a lot of it. it's all straight line echo stitching, which i never did before. curved stitching is so much easier with fewer stops and starts. i do notice that the professional quilters do beautiful feathers and other curves but i don't see too much straight line echo (i do see channel) and i think i know why. not that my work with curves will improve if the tension improves.

    can you think of any reason that the problem should be where i think it is? if charisma or someone would like to add to this conversation i would love to hear from them.

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