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No Magnets in Back of HQ 18 Avante   General Discussion

Started Feb-22 by judyinohio; 599 views.
In reply toRe: msg 7

From: judyinohio


Well, the HandiQuilter company and I have concluded that my "buzzing" must have been some sort of fluke.

Today I resumed quilting on my dear Lily Aurora and after over two hours of doing pantograph work on a kiddie quilt I have not had a recurrence of any kind of glitch, any kind of "buzzing" or any kind of weird sensation from this machine.

Their engineers were concerned but had no explanation and I had no explanation either.

At least I have a contact to keep in touch with if the problem pops up again.

But I think it was a one-time fluke that could have just as easily happened when I put the key in my Ford Escape or when I opened my refrigerator door .... just something weird that my pacemaker decided to do ... a sort of electronic hiccup.

  • Edited February 24, 2021 3:04 pm  by  judyinohio

Judy that is great news. Hopefully it will not ever happen again!

oh so glad to hear that "diagnosis".  Your pacemaker just  making sure you were paying attention?  


From: YDritch


So the problem was not your electrifying personality after all.


From: judyinohio


 I do shoot sparks from time to time but usually not when I'm alone in the basement with nobody to get angry with!  stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

be carefully, she may have a sizzling retort..  grinning

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Well, that's excellent news that you can quilt again but still concerning,  in a back of the mind sort of way,  because if you don't know what caused it, you can't definitively prevent it.

But, overall ... great news!


From: judyinohio



The local Medtronics guy who is checking out my pacemaker/defibrillator every two months (for the first year) found nothing amiss at my last "tune-up".  The HandiQuilter people say that there is no magnet that could have caused a "buzz". 

I know what I felt those two times in a row so there was definitely something but it has not happened since that one time and so I will tell myself that my device (which I call Freya for the surgical nurse who was by my side during the whole implant procedure) just had a temporary hiccup of some sort. 

I will go back to the heart hospital the second week in March for my six month check-up and I'll tell those people about the "buzzing episode" and see what they make of it.


From: latterberry


Well, that certainly is good news!  I'm sure it was rather scary at the time so hopefully it won't do it any more.