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Babylock Evolve
New to me, threaded up, it will not sew, motor runs.
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Date: 4/9/13 10:42 AM

What am I doing wrong? When I press the pedal the motor runs but nothing moves. The lock is to the right.
Gah lee I shouldn't have bought this used from individual !

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Date: 4/9/13 11:21 AM

Do you have the manual? That happened to me when mine was new and there was some setting that wasn't right. If I recall, it took me a little while to figure it out.

My serger and manuals are not accessible at the moment or I would try to take a look.

At worst, you might take it to a BL dealer and ask someone to take a look.

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Date: 4/9/13 11:39 AM

If it is like my Imagine serger, you might have the looper threading tubes engaged. Push the white button next to the lever to disengage.

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Date: 4/9/13 11:52 AM

Check page 5 of the manual to see if the lock button is engaged.

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Date: 4/9/13 1:50 PM

My evolve had an issue a few years ago where the motor would run, but the wheel was turning very hard and the motor was working very hard when I tried to sew. I took it to my repair guy and he said it was a bearing that was binding up inside. I don't remember exactly but I think they had to take everything apart and apply heat to free it. I think the repair was around $150 because while it didn't require replacement parts it was time consuming to take everything apart. I haven't had any issues with it since.

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Date: 4/9/13 5:10 PM

I have the manual. I think I'm doing everything right. I hate to take it to my dealer since I didn't buy it from him. I shouldn't have said I shouldn't have bought it used. It will get worked out.

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Date: 4/9/13 8:30 PM

On my cover stitch I have to engage the looper air threading and if I do not disengage it after i have threaded, it will not sew. MAKE SURE you have PROPERLY disengaged the looper threading mechanism!!!

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Date: 4/10/13 9:48 AM

Call the dealer,they don't mind if you hadn't dought from them. It's better to find out what may be causing the problem thanlet it sit in disuse.

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Date: 4/10/13 7:36 PM

It's calling for rain tomorrow. Perfect day to play. My plan is to try out the coverhem features. Maybe I can solve my own problem. Friday is the day we go the dealer. I feel bad though :-/ I can't help it. IF I could have evn come close in dealer pricing I would have bought from him.

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Date: 4/11/13 3:09 AM

Well you can always say you got used it from a friend or family member or not mention that it was purchased.

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