30 of 45So I found an extra cord that came with my machine when I got it and although the wires are different, they did the trick. They plug into a different part of the machine, but they still plug into the encoders and my machine is back up and running again. How lucky am I to have those extra wires? I did order a new set of wires and now I'm set for the next accident.
I was asked why I had to change out the tracks and the original tracks had become so pitted. This is the second time I've changed the tracks on the carriage and the first time for the frame since I got the machine 19 months ago. When I called and talked to the Grace company, I asked them if this was normal. The lady said that if the frame isn't perfectly level, it can cause grinding and pitting of the tracks. Since I have my machine on carpet, there is no way to have it perfectly level. I'm thinking that maybe if I had it on a metal or wood frame on top of the carpet, I might have a better chance of having it level, but even then I'm not sure. When the machine moves across the track it compresses the carpet and makes the frame uneven and then has to work harder to go across the track and I guess causes some rubbing on different parts of the track. I try to remember to wipe down the track in between each quilt because the dust on the track can cause pitting too. The quilting is so smooth now. It was getting so wobbly that the lines weren't straight and the circles weren't round.
I'm so happy to be quilting again! Especially with my time off.