Is there any way possible to reduce the speed of a 226? I know you can feather the motor in and out, but I dont want to do that all the time. Has anyone ever changed the lower pulley or upper pully to reduce the RPM's at the head?
I know it is designed to go at at incredible pace, but just learning and getting into the trade, its sometimes frustrating that it "runs away" with such ease.
I recently have had the very same problem. I went to Ace Hardware and bought a pulley about the size of the drive shaft and put that on the motor. This reduced the speed nicely. Also, another thing that helped quite a bit is loosening the belt. I had it tight at first but when I loosened it, it is much easier to control the take off speed. Use your hand to slow the wheel as you start.
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The Lotus should have the integrated foot controller and power cord in one. Some of these had a switch on the foot controller which reduced the power to half speed. That's the only way to adjust the speed other than the foot on the pedal. The later models Air Electronic have a slide speed control on the front face of the machine which made life easier.
1. Tighten the top tension.
2. You've got to slow down moving your fabric around. This allows the machine enough time to make a stitch properly. If you are willing you can increase the speed of the motor without slowing your fabric movement. This allows more time for the stitch to be properly made.
I haven't sewn on this model in about 10 years, so I am rusty. I don't recall a slide or switch to set the range of stitch speeds, so one of the things you need to do is learn to feather the pedal instead of just stomping it. You can often figure out how to block the pedal travel with a couple thicknesses of cardboard cut to shape, or a piece of pencil eraser to mechanically block the highest pedal pressure, but usually it's just better to learn to control the pedal. Finally, the best free motion quilting is often done with high speed stitching but moderately slow fabric movement.
Welcome to the wonderful world of industrial type machines. It sounds like your machine has a clutch motor... which is designed for full on production work. Look on the motor itself for a speed setting switch it might be marked something like 1425 - 1750. or H or L. That's it... you get to sew fast or faster.
Now... If you want to sew more like a home machine. Buy a smart servo motor from Cobra Steve (google his name) Tell him Sylvia sent you and that you want one with the needle position-er if possible. Be sure to tell him the application and what you are sewing. He modifies his smart servos so they can run just like a home machine. (no one else does this)
I don't know the costs of just servo motors but I'm sure Steve will give you a fair deal.
It is possible that the bobbin was wound too fast and the plastic has overheated and expanded. There's nothing for it but to pull all the thread off and then try again - gently - to remove the bobbin. If it still won't come off, get some pliers and very very carefully remove the bobbin by breaking it piece by piece. Take care not to let any of the pieces fall inside the machine. Once you have freed even part of one side it will most likely come off without the need to completely break it up. Whenever you wind a bobbin, reduce the speed of the motor by three clicks. It does not say this in the manual, but it is a wise precaution.
I had the same problem and I found a smaller pulley for the motor. It slowed it down considerably. I found the pulley at a heavy equipment parts shop. You'll have to do some serchung but people will point you in the right direction.
THE FOOT PEDLE IS NOTHING BUT A REASTAT. A REASTAT IS A WIRE WRAPPED AROUND A CONDUCTOR THE WINDINGS START OUT FAR APART AND GET CLOSER TOGETHER THE FARTHER YOU PUSH THE PEDLE DOWN . THE FAR APART WIRES ARE THE SLOW SPEED THE CLOSER ONES ARE FASTER SPEED
THESE WIRES WILL WEAR OUT OVER TIME OR CORRODE OVER TIME AND CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. TRY SOME ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER AND SPRAY THE FOOT PEDLE INSIDE ANY WHERE YOU CAN AND LET DRY. MOST CONTACT CLEANERS ARE NONE CONDUCTIVE AND DRY IN MINUTES