Progressively over the past few days my cricut has begun skipping as it cuts. I replaced the blade and not it won't cut at all. I also have tried using one of my ink cartriges it does not work either. It seems as though the arm is not going ua and down.
My wife's Cricut recently developed the same problem. I work on computers and mechanical stuff, and figured it couldn't hurt to open the machine for a look. What was happening was that the solenoid (like an electromagnet) that pulls the blade down into the paper has stopped working. I don't know if the solenoid itself has gone bad, or if one of the two wires leading to it has fatigued and broken. Whatever the case, my wife called ProvoCraft, and the rep told her it wasn't repairable and she'd have to buy a new one. Personally, I'd like to try and fix it first...
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If your Cricut machine is not cutting all the way through your material, or is only scoring the material, choose a machine below for specific troubleshooting tips. Fortunately this issue can usually be resolved with basic troubleshooting.
Remove the blade housing, then remove the blade and ensure that there are not any bits of paper stuck to the blade or lodged inside the blade housing. Ensure that you replace the blade housing correctly into the machine. Once clean, test your cuts again. If the blade and housing are already free from debris, or cleaning it did not help, proceed to 3.
Try an arm buoyancy test: gently press down on the black arms that surround the blade housing and then release them. Do they bounce right back up, or do they stick or rub in any way? If they stick or rub, please contact Customer Care through one of the options below for further assistance. If they bounce right back up when released, proceed to 4.
Increase the machine pressure settings and try your cuts again. If this does not change the cut result, proceed to 5.
Increase blade depth by turning the dial at the top of the blade housing. If this does not change the cut result, proceed to 6.
Perform a Hard Reset on the machine. If this does not help, proceed to 7.
you have something under the mat or the mat is bent. If you are using Expression which I assume you are if it is cutting on the right then make sure you haven't got your mat kinked. It should line up with the side on the left and the little bar on the base of the machine on the right. Try putting it in portrait made and doing some cuts to see if the same things happen. Flo
My housing was not going up or down. Every time i wanted to make a cut it dragged and cut shapes in half. So when I took it apart I pushed it up and down myself and noticed that it was very difficult. So where you see the coils, I lightly sprayed WD40 (my cricut is out of warranty, I would not advise to take apart if you are still under a warranty). I lightly sprayed until it was easy to move up and down. When your done be sure to wipe any access WD40 that dripped to the bottom. This fixed mine and thank goodness because I was close to pulling out my hair! Hope this helps someone else!
After having the Cricut for many years, I finally figured out how to cut the intricate cuts. Use multi cut 2, speed on med (3) and pressure on 4. I also keep my blade at 4. It takes a lot longer to cut but it cuts out good!
I need more information. Are you using Cricut Design Studio or cutting just from the cricut itself. If you're cutting from Design Studio then you need to make sure your letter is within the space of the mat. If there is some hanging off the edge or past the cut line then it will skip over it and not cut it.
I was reading lots of forums and tech support pages on how to get my Cricut back online. I went to the store and got the Deep Cutting Blade & Housing and I got two replacement blades for the original housing that came with the Cricut. I also bought a pack of new mats. I replaced the original blade with a new one, used a new mat, and tweaked the depth and speed of my cuts and my little Cricut is whirling again!