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Old October 5th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having problems turning two of my four heads on. At first it would take two or three flips to get them to engage, but it's been getting slowly worse and worse. It takes a long time to engage that first time and then it gets a little bit better throughout the day, but I still have to flip that switch at least three or four times. It has no problems turning off and sometimes it turns on with just one flip of the switch, but most of the time it takes a couple tries. Does anyone have any ideas as to why it's doing this and how I can fix it?
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Old October 10th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always forget which ones the BEVY's are ... I have ZQ's

Do you have flat heads or turret (round) heads?

Just to make sure I am understanding your issue ... once the heads are on, do they stay on, or are you having an issue with them randomly engaging and disengaging? Do the switches feel loose to the touch? Also, I find that sometimes those toggle switches are really sensitive, its often times easy to "double click" them if you will, if you flip them too roughly.

I had to replace one a while back, somehow one got broken off. They are fairly cheap (under $10 each) however on the ZQ's you have to pull the entire upper half of the head off the machine. Its really not as bad as it sounds though, but if you are not comfortable tackling such a task you should call a tech.

I'm not sure how the BEVY's are to replace.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine are flat. The problem is they're not engaging when I first turn them on and it usually takes a few flips before they will engage. After that first time though they seem to do better turning on with the first flip. So the heads do stay on once engaged, it just takes a couple flips of the switch to get them to engage in the first place. The sound they make when I flip the switch and it doesn't engage sounds like the action inside is getting blocked. I've watched behind the front panel while flipping the switch and nothing moves the first couple times. I can't tell where in that action it's getting screwed up.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's a "cancel" solenoid on the right hand side of the sewing head. To identify, move the needles to #15. Using head #1 as a reference, look on the right side behind the needle bar assembly toward the upper portion but below the tension assembly. The solenoid has a gold or silver "body" about 1" in height and 3/4" in width. When to turn the head "off", the jump solenoid lever (black) with move forward and back every time you operate the switch. You'll see a black lever moving forward and back. When the solenoid is working properly, the solenoid plunger will move up and down. When the blue switch is turned off, the lever will move forward and the plunger pin will pop up and keep the lever in a forward (non-operating) position. The plunger can get "stuck". The plunger has a spring around it. If the pin is in an "up" position, simply push the plunger pin down (you canpush it down w/a screwdriver. If it's in a use a "down" position, you can use a screwdriver to push the plunger up. If you have some aerosol contact cleaner, you can spray the plunger and cycle the on/off switch several times to loosen the plunger. Do not oil this mechanism...it has to be dry. You can also put some rubbing alcohol on the plunger and it will most likely accomplish the same thing. There is usually nothing wrong with the mechanism other than this. Keep these clean and they should work fine.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It worked! I found the solenoid lever and plunger just like you said and when I turned on the problem head the plunger didn't drop therefore not allowing the solenoid to move forward. After pushing the plunger down I was able to turn it on and off again. I sprayed the plunger with compressed air like you said to do and it's been working fine ever since. Thank you so much!
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