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#68118 Oct 25, 2010

I have a 200 that has been locking up. I took it to my dealer and the tech said it could be either the motor over heating or perhaps a board. Of course both are out of warranty. He had it for a while and said that it had been behaving fine so I should take it home and see it it happens again. Of course the first time I turned it on it locked up. It was not on for more than 2 minutes after it booted up.

Does anyone have a suggestion if I should 1- replace motor, 2- replace board, 3- replace both. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.

Marlee



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#68119 Oct 25, 2010

Marlee, do you have a UPS (universal power supply)? If all worked well for

you tech, then there is a possibility that there is an issue with your line

voltage.

hth,

Cindy



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#68129 Oct 26, 2010

Yes Cindy I have a UPS and my husband an engineer has something on the power into the house as well.

Marlee> Cindy



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#68131 Oct 26, 2010

Marley,

I just had my motor and several boards replaced on my 200/730e, and I am

hoping it does the trick for my problems. Prior to this work being done, I

noticed the metal bed of the machine was getting really hot when I did a lot

of sewing (embroidery, or BSR stipple quilting), and when I turned the

balance wheel on the right toward me to align the needle to the hoop grid

for embroidery, it appeared to feel harder to turn. These were the warning

signs in my case that pointed my tech to look at the motor. The motor

brushes are not replaceable like all of my vintage sewing machine motors, so

once they were worn down, the motor is trash. In my case, the brushes were

pretty worn down, but the bearings on the motor were shot. Now one thought

came to mind as I wrote this. Perhaps the motor overheating had a

detrimental effect on the pc board?



I did not have the same symptoms you were having. I kept having issues with

my machine sewing really fast in place during embroidery especially, and no

matter what adjustments, hoop alignment, or boards they replaced, it

continued to do this. I do use a UPS, so the electric was not the issue. I

am not sure how to advise you on the board problem, and it is expensive!

The motor was cheap in contrast - under $100.00



Jenni



From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marlee

I have a 200 that has been locking up. I took it to my dealer and the tech

said it could be either the motor over heating or perhaps a board. Of course

both are out of warranty. He had it for a while and said that it had been

behaving fine so I should take it home and see it it happens again. Of

course the first time I turned it on it locked up. It was not on for more

than 2 minutes after it booted up.

Does anyone have a suggestion if I should 1- replace motor, 2- replace

board, 3- replace both. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.

Marlee






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