Machine Maintenance

May 26, 2014
Needle up-down adjustment on fluorescent light machines [VIDEO]
As your APQS machine breaks in over time you may need to adjust the needle positioning speed. Watch the video below to learn how.
May 26, 2014
Millennium thread cutter adjustments [VIDEO]
Is your thread cutter not cutting thread like it used to? Keeping this area clean will help with this issue. Check out this video to learn more about how to make thread cutter adjustments on your Millennium machine.
May 25, 2014
Repacking your gearbox [VIDEO]
In this video, we will show you how to repack your gearbox. This is a procedure that we only do when you hear the gearbox is getting noisy.
May 25, 2014
How to remove your APQS machine from the table [VIDEO]
In this video we will show you how to remove your machine head from the table. The first step is to loosen the mounting that's drectly underneath the motor...
May 25, 2014
How to check oil wicks on your APQS machine [VIDEO]
Checking the oil wicks on APQS longarm quilting machines is a very easy process and should be done every day before quilting. Watch this video to learn how.
May 25, 2014
Motor brush maintenance [VIDEO]
Every once and a while it's a good idea to check the motor brushes in your quilting machine. To access the motor, loosen the screws on both sides of the machine. Watch the video to get step-by-step instructions...
May 25, 2014
Hook collar adjustment [VIDEO]
In this video you'll learn how to make a hook collar adjustment. As the hook collar rotates it rubs on a bushing that's coming through the front end of the gearbox. Over time, air space can get behind that collar which then allows your hook assembly to move front to back.
May 25, 2014
Introduction to timing on your APQS longarm quilting machine and recommended tools [VIDEO]
While APQS quilting machines rarely require timing, if a needle jam occurs you may need to give some TLC to your hook assembly and re-set it. This introduction will help you locate the best tools for the task, making the timing process simple and straight forward. Be sure to watch the entire timing series on the APQS Quilting Channel, along with other great videos to build your knowledge and expertise.
May 25, 2014
Bobbin case maintenance [VIDEO]
Clean and maintain your APQS quilting machine bobbin case regularly for optimum performance. Learn how to remove lint and properly insert the bobbin brake spring.
June 27, 2012
Service tip: Built-in circuit breaker protection
Quilters call our service department and comment that their machine is "dead" and won't turn on!