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I have a quantum cxl. It will sew normal stiches but it will not sew the decorative stiches

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    at first my quantum cxl was sewing straight stitch perfect, when i went to set it up to use the decorative stitch now my needle will not move under any circumstances. please advise me of what to do.

  • infinity01 Dec 29, 2008

    I too am having the same problem. My machine worked fine up until I tried to use the decorative stitch option. It didn't work and then when I tried to go back to regular straight stitching my needle will not move any more???

  • stannsrector Feb 16, 2009

    who can help.

    Quantum CXL working fine on normal stitches, but not on decorative stitches. . . . narrow decorative patterns may work . . but not the larger or more fancy ones. . . .

  • florencenowi Mar 07, 2009

    Ihave a quantum machine and the decrative stitiches won't work and my needle wouldn't move at all.

  • stannsrector Mar 10, 2009

    saaaaame problem. . . please, if anyone can respond with a "fix" -- let us know!



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The needle shaft sticks to the curved arm and won't come down because a piece of plastic, about an eighth of an inch thick had broken from age. It prevented the shaft from staying up on the needle arm. Open the cover, try to stitch decorative stitch and see what I mean. Purchase a package of 4-10 by 1/2 nut and bolt pack. Screw the nut all the way onto the bolt. Using needle-nosed plyers, Carefully bend the curved arm slightly, and place bolt into the hole on the top of the needle shaft. Nut will keep it in place. Lowering the needle shaft using wheel, carefully bend arm back in place. Try decorative stitch. It should work. It does for me.

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I looked at the little cards that came with mine (plastic see thru cards) after choosing the design pattern and putting on the correct foot (T). It said to lower needle into starting spot (bottom left corner of design) then push start. I played with mine a bit to get it to work. I also noticed that if I carefully gave the needle arm a very slight push down on the screw that you tighten to hold in the needle, it seemed to give it a little jump start. My machine is the Professional XL-150 which I do NOT have the manual for ., but everything refers me to the CXL model as the same.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Quantum cxl model 315402 nothing but problems.

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