The machine needs to be at 100 degrees for normal operations. A main axis error is the machine’s way of letting you know that the sensor is not aligned. To resolve this, select the 100 degree icon on your control panel. If a “No needle” error is displayed, then the needle is not being detected over the working area. To correct this, turn off the machine. Then, locate the degree wheel knob in the back of your machine and manually align it to 100 degrees. Turn the machine back on, and the machine will automatically find a needle position. After everything has finished loading, press the 100 degree icon on the panel once more. If there are no more error messages displayed, the machine is functional.
Common causes of thread breaks:
You should change the needle’s size to control the bending of the needle. The size of the needle depends on the size of the stitch you want to create. Generally, heavy fabrics require large needles, and light fabrics require small needles.
A basic guideline that many professional embroiderers use to determine when to change needles is the three strikes rule. You should replace a needle whenever there has been three consecutive thread breaks on the needle. You should also change a needle if it breaks or is skipping stitches.
Common reasons why needles break:
Begin by clipping the thread from the existing spool and adding a new spool in its place. Then, create a knot with the loose end of the old thread and the loose end of the new thread. Last, grab the thread from the presser foot, and pull the new thread all the way through the thread passage until it reaches the needle.
There is no default setting on the machine at this time. If the problem is on one needle, you can start by pulling the thread and feeling its tension. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. Check the needles that are functioning properly and try to mimic their tension. As you pull, you should be able to feel when problem needle has reached the same tension as the needles that are working well. Once you believe you have acquired a good standard tension, try an “H” or “I” test. During the “I” test, you should follow the one-third rule. Make sure you have one-third of bobbin thread in the middle and one-third of top thread on both sides. Generally, if you have fairly even columns, your tension should be correct.