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I know this is a super old post, but I cannot find the manual for this BL5180 I just bought. I'd like to know how to service/oil it. Does anyone have a scanned manual, pretty please? :)

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Mar 16, 2021


it's possible that there is something wrong with the needle bar or the screen, it would be good to have the machine checked.

Baby Lock Ellure • Answered on Nov 15, 2020


I would start with looking to see if the needle bar is loose and is not moving as a result. If all of the movement in that area is ok then remove the top of the machine and check if the horizontal gear and top vertical gear are suppose to mesh together may be apart somehow. Check if they're moving at all. These are for sure areas that I would check for before going any further.

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Oct 16, 2020


Do you mean the BabyLock Protege Serger? Apparently the BabyLock BL402 (Protege) was also sold as the Riccar 739DE. Manuals Lib has the Riccar manual here: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/545656/Riccar-739de-Serger.html . You will need to complete a Captcha if you want to download the manual as a PDF. I hope this helps. You can also find YouTube videos on using several BabyLock sergers. These may help you set up the serger. Cindy Wells

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Aug 14, 2020


We just bought the machine and have the manual. I can copy and send to you. We are searching for embriodery design cards. Know of any?

Baby Lock Esante • Answered on Jul 07, 2020


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. Cindy Wells

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Jul 03, 2020


As a test, try sewing a similar zigzag stich without the button hole foot using the appropriate foot required and same or similar fabrics. Use a different colored top thread to be sure whether its top thread or bobbin thread that is nesting

Likely you'll find it's a tension issue.

Comment below for further assistance.

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Apr 28, 2020


Sewing Machine: Needle won't move A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. If the needle won't move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/symptom/sewing-machine-repair/1234596/needle-won-t-move/smac1011147 How to Fix Brother Sewing Machine Error Code E6 Q: What does E6 error message mean? A: The motor locked up because thread is tangled Q: How to fix E6 error message? A: Do the following:
  • The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the upper thread and any loose threads. Raise the pressure foot, raise the needle to its highest position and rethread the machine.
  • Remove the bobbin and bobbin case to clean any lint or loose threads. Install the bobbin case so that the projection on it aligns with the spring. Then install the bobbin into the bobbin case.
  • The needle could be bent. Replace the needle making sure the flat side is facing the back.

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Apr 21, 2020


There is a complete version 4 up for auction on ebay, last time I looked high bid was $200

Baby Lock Esante • Answered on Apr 16, 2020


What does the error message say? Also, what foot are you trying to use?

Baby Lock Sewing... • Answered on Apr 13, 2020

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