Straight sewing but only a few stitches before stopping
Needle in furthest left position, sewing perfectly, then beepiing and red flashing lights of 00( at this point sewing must be stopped to eliminate noise and lights) then can be resumed again but after a few stitches repeats error and then eventually flashes 88. Have to shut machine down.
The stiches are perfect. The material is medium to light weight. Needle is not bent.
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Re: Straight sewing but only a few stitches before...
Hi Gaden....It's obvious by your post that you have advanced knowledge in sewing/machines including maintenance, so I feel very confident that your issue can be resolved by updating your software. Please click on the URL below, and download the approriate updates that correspond with your equipment.......Please update your post so I'm aware of your status....good luck my friend
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ManualsLib has the manual for the BabyLock Quest Plus (BLQ2-PL) here: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/537167/Baby-Lock-Quest-Plus-Blq2-Pl.html#product-Quest%20PLUS%20BLQ2-PL . The needle stop position button is the top button above the reverse button. To adjust the needle position for straight stitches, you press the stitch width button on the sewing machine. Pressing the - button will move the needle to the left; pressing the + button moves it to the right. The machine should start with the needle centered. See page 49 of the manual for the pictures of the machine button and the stitches that allow for needle position changes. To avoid damage, you can't move the needle left or right for most zig-zag stitches. The needle will move to the left and right from the center based on the desired stitch width.
I hope this helps. If your sewing machine needle isn't centering the needle correctly when you turn on the machine, it may need to be serviced.
Try to sew with a straight stitch on the furthest left side of the foot. Now, try to sew on the furthest right side. Did you stop sewing on one side or the other? If it did you can be sure it needs to be timed by a repairman.
Check with straight stitch on needle left position. Now, try straight stitch on right needle position. Did you miss some stitches? Just let the repairman know your results and they will know exactly what the problem is.
The stitch Width selection regulates straight-stitch or zig-zag width. Needle position does not determine straight or zig-zag. Needle position just determines whether the needle's home position is center, left, or right. Needle position can be used with straight or zig-zag stitching.
Test: With straight stitch and needle on left side sew.
With straight stitch and needle on right side sew.
Does one of the two sew and the other not sew?
The reason is the timing of the needle and bobbin are not set right. In other words it is in need of timing from a repairman.
Some machines are not designed to sew the straight stitch with the needle in the center position. Some are left or right position to do that and it is simply the way they were designed. Linda at Relics