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Innovis NV1250

Lowena

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 11:51:34 AM »
 :S :o
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Wychall

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2020, 17:53:22 PM »
So did they see me coming? I stitched out one design, all good. I read the manual and was impressed by what the sewing function could do so went to give it a try. It was skipping stitches. I don't think that function had been used for quite a while. Suddenly the machine made an awful noise so I quickly stopped it. Top thread well knotted around the bobbin. Cut it free and decided to try again. By now the bobbin was running low so I set to to rewind it. No go, the bobbin winder was jammed with thread around the shaft. Oh, what joy!
So, a quick dismantle to remove the jam, then a thorough clean throughout and reassemble. Still skipping stitches but it looked like there had been a needle strike on the hook of the bobbin case so I am awaiting a replacement. There should be a spare with the machine (one for embroidery and one for sewing) but that was missing so I guess this has happened before.
I'm sure I will enjoy it once it starts working properly.

Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Nuttywife59

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 23:34:31 PM »
I started with a 1250 which my daughter now uses as I upgraded it only takes a tiny nick in the bobbin case for them to not stitch properly. I've got to replace the bobbin case on my XV as I must have damaged it when I broke a needle before Christmas.  GUR sewing did have bobbin cases on offer when I looked the other day.  Your a lot braver than me taking all the covers off your machine.

Wychall

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2020, 09:07:04 AM »
I thought I may as well give it a full service whilst it was down as the stitch counter suggests it has never been done over 4 million stitches. I have two bobbin cases on order from GUR, with a further chinky take away on prime from Amazon due today. Hopefully the missed stitches will be a thing of the past.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Iminei

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2020, 09:54:05 AM »
Blimey .... thats one scary photo !!!!!!

A bit like when Andrew (in Bicentennial man) saw his face without the skin on!!!!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Wychall

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2020, 21:10:44 PM »
My Brother now has his skin back on. The needle drop point was 0.5mm to the left and the needle bar was 1mm too low. These would both have resulted in the hook timing being out, hence the missed stitches. Furthermore, the previous owner had put a piece of stabiliser under the inner bobbin race for some reason, and this was fouling the needle. Perhaps that was the cause of the lockups and motor drive belt jumping. So now the sewing stitches were good but embroidery kept causing the upper thread to snap. Not trusting the cheap thread that the machine came with I substituted some Gutteman sewing thread. The design then whizzed through with no problems. The cheapy threads were replaced with Madeira Rayon 40 and all is well. This is all with the original inner bobbin race so I haven't needed the 3 new ones that I bought. Just goes to show why these machines need to be serviced regularly. Not so forgiving as the black Singers.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.

Ellabella

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2020, 21:15:24 PM »
That must be a great relief, its a good job you have the ability and confidence to sort these things out.

Iminei

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2020, 01:55:24 AM »
Absolutely! Be careful Wychall you may well become TSP's EM repair man!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Wychall

Re: Innovis NV1250
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2020, 12:57:31 PM »
This time last week I hadn't even seen an embroidery machine in the flesh. It's been a pretty steep learning curve.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones Spool treadle and CS treadle.