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    Senior Member Ccorazone's Avatar
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    Longarm motor???

    My longarm won't turn on. I left on for about an hour while I ran an errand, when I got home and started quilting the machine was off. So I tried to turn it on. Come to find out the "on" switch was already on.. The motor was hot to the touch so I thought I would let it cool off and everything would be fine. Still won't turn on. Any ideas why????

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    When you say hot, do you mean warm or burning hot. Did you smell anything when you came in to the house. Is it an older machine. I burned up a motor recently and I have to tell you it was older, it was burning hot and it gave off an odor that wouldn't be missed. Just a thought...

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    Don't know, but the fact that the motor was hot to the touch does not sound good.
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    Might want to check to see if you blew a fuse on the machine. I know where they are on apqs machines, but not on others.

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    I have never had mine get hot. They do have a fuse but seems like it would lose power and not be hot. What type of machine do you have?

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    hot.. I could leave my hand on it so it was not HOT HOT .. No smell. Have not checked for a fuse. But suspect it should have one somewhere.

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    Husvargna/Viking Mega Quilter which is computerized. I took the "lid" off where the power goes in and all I see is small computer circuit boards. Nothing looks damamged but don't guess by looking.

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    The 18 X 8? This is the machine I have, the fuse is located in the black piece where the on and off swith is. First pull the plug, there is a little drawer you can open with a screwdriver. It is right below the plug a drawer will open that is the fuse drawer, look inside there should also be an extra fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    The 18 X 8? This is the machine I have, the fuse is located in the black piece where the on and off swith is. First pull the plug, there is a little drawer you can open with a screwdriver. It is right below the plug a drawer will open that is the fuse drawer, look inside there should also be an extra fuse.
    THANKS I found the fuse.. Swithed them out...BLEW that fuse too!!!!!

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    I asked DH, and his opinion is you need to have a professional repair it. He said there are 2 things that will cause it to blow multiple fuses; 1. a bound-up motor, 2. a shorted-out motor. Either one of those things could make it hot, also.

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    The fuse on the 18x8 machine may blow because of 2 reasons. When starting to quilt do you bring up your bobbin thread each and every time before beginning? This process is very important to keep the bobbin thread for getting stuck in the bobbin case or race. The handwheel will seize and blow the fuse. The fuse you need to replace it with is a 4amp low blow fuse from radio shack. Part # 270-1066. The second reason it will need to see the sewing machine tech at your Dealership. It is internal. Hope it is nothing serious.

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    Check to see if the hand wheel is turning freely. If it is jammed it will blow the fuse. If it is turning freely your problem is probably internal and you will need to have it looked at by a dealer. Hope this helps, good luck!!! Feel
    free to PM me if I can be of any help.

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    I'm calling around tomorrow to see who can work on my quilting machine. I need it ASAP. I have my DWR on the frame and it has been started so I can not finish it. Got two blocks completed before the machine went haywire.. I planned on getting it completed this week.

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    So sorry! Hope you are up and running soon!

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    Good to know they have a fuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    Good to know they have a fuse.
    And circuit boards that have probably burned out. Big $$$$ to get repaired. I have repair person coming to my house.. I'm glad for that. I did not want to have to take it apart, load up a more than heavy machine and drive for an hour to the repair shop. Plus when repair is done reverse the process.

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    Longarm repaired. The motor was bad which caused it to blow fuses and burn out power supply. Fortunately parts were under warranty.

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    Good news, you're back up and running!

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    Yay! I'm glad it was still under warranty. Whew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    Longarm repaired. The motor was bad which caused it to blow fuses and burn out power supply. Fortunately parts were under warranty.
    Very good news!! Very good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee View Post
    Very good news!! Very good!!
    Repairman coming again today. Still having problems. Still haven't finished DWR. It is still on the frame waiting to be quilted. Partitally done.

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