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Misalignment when embroidering with husqvarna designer 1

All of a sudden in the middle of an embroidery my machine is starting to move over about a 1/4 inch and finish the rest of the embroidery misaligned. This consistiantly is happening at the same spot on each individual design and usually occusr on the second color. Any suggeston as how to re-calibrate the machine (not the touch screen.. that is fine)?
thank you very much! I am in the middle of a huge wholesale order and vrey stressed for time!

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Sorry that I did not see this sooner.
It sounds like you should have your embroidery unit serviced. Sometimes they will accumulate lint on the slide rods and it inhibits the movement of the mechanism as if you were to bump into it while it is trying to move.
Quite often, this will happen repeatedly in the same point in the design and make people think that there may be something wrong with the design. But, usually it is just that the embroidery unit can't move freely.

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