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#37308 Dec 17 7:32 PM

Has anyone experienced their 200e being quirky at times - it sews and

it embroiders and then suddenly stops and you are forced to turn it

off. Let it rest and then go back to it. It's not my machine but my

mom's she recently bought on Ebay -- it was fine but now that she's

making a bunch of FSL and ornaments, it seems to just stop in the

middle of things. I will be out to see her in another week and I

suggested she just bring it into the dealer but she won't be able to

for another week or so. Her 730 is just fine - no problems - can

sew/embroider all day and night without stopping



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#37311 Dec 17 8:17 PM

Sounds like it is just getting hot and shutting down. Do you know what version the software is on the machine and the year the machine was made?

The motor may be getting hot and making the machine shut down because of a print board issue.

The motor could be packed with dust from the brushes and using too much power to over come that issue so it is getting hot. When was it cleaned last?

There is also a possibility that there are wires pinched inside and that could cause the issue too. That issue usually would show up just after a shop visit.

If the machines speed may be out of calibration so it finds itself out of whack so it will stop too. If it freezes during embroidery that could be the issue. Does it go through spells where is seems like it is running on turbo? If it runs passed it.s 900 spm max for just a short while it will heat up and freeze too.. So if you.re listening it sounds like it is really going for its last wild dash and than just stops. If the software is not up to date it may be on the one version that would find itself sewing in place till it stopped. So, is there any more information you can provide? In His ServiceJim Snoke >

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#37326 Dec 17 9:11 PM

Thanks Jim - you are a great help. I don't know much more at this

point since the machine is in New Mexico and I'm in Louisiana. She

said it just sews normal and then suddenly stops in the middle of the

embroidering something. I said it might be overheating although i've

never had that issue with my 200e. Her machine was serviced recently

and adjusted slightly - they didn't touch the software/update because

they wanted to upgrade it all they way through to a 730 with BSR and

mom didn't want to spend $1700 on that upgrade. I seem to think it's

either overheating or it's a software issue. I will call and find

out if the machine is speedy when sewing - like a race car or if it's

pretty normal speed - that might tell us something but not sure yet.

Thanks for your help.

Rick

--- In 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com, Jim Snoke







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#37327 Dec 17 9:38 PM

If it started after the service I would suspect wire pinch. Next would be needing motor calibration. Software should have been upgraded for free to the latest with the only exception being the machine being a 32mb machine.

I can walk you through stuff if you feel you need to give it a look see, but that one is all on you. Let me know.

In His ServiceJim Snoke >



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#37366 Dec 18 3:31 AM

Yes mine is quirky. I bought a 5 yr. old 200 2 weeks ago. I took it in

and had it serviced, software updates etc. It did the same thing

during FSL stitch out. It has broken 3 needles in a row, froze up. My

tech wants to check it out again on Friday. It is very frustrating

because I have heard such wonderful things about the 200. I also have

a 630E. Emily in FL

> Has anyone experienced their 200e being quirky at times - it sews and > it embroiders and then suddenly stops and you are forced to turn it

> off. Let it rest and then go back to it. It's not my machine but my


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