Have you ever had your blade drag across your design? Or the Cricut suddenly doesn't want to work right? This happens occasionally and here are some ways to fix it:
If your blade is dragging, check that your blade housing has not slipped. You may want to take it out and place it back in, just to make sure. While you've got the blade housing out, clear your blade of any stray paper bits by depressing the blade against a non-scratch surface, taking care not to get cut!
If that doesn't work or something else is going on, here are directions to reset your Cricut machine:
1) First, turn your machine on with no cartridge loaded. Then you are going to roll all your gray dials (the two on the left and the one on the right) down to there lowest setting.
2) Then you will want to grasp the green/gold cylinder blade assembly and use it to pull the entire gray carriage car unit (the one with the Cricut bug on it) along its track to the other side of the machine. Back in the cave where the gray carriage car usually sits there is a red button. Press that button and hold it down for about three seconds. Let go and then move the gray carriage car back into place.
3) This next step will sound a bit odd, but many times it can fix your little "bug". You're going to roll all your dials all the way up and all the way down three times-three times for each dial.
4) Then you are going to hit the "Cut" button and turn the machine off. Let the machine sit for a few minutes (15-20), load a cartridge, turn it on, and try a practice cut.
If this does not solve your problem, call Cricut toll free at 1-877-727-4288 7am to 6pm MST Mon-Fri (make sure you are by your machine) and someone there will walk you through some trouble shooting tips and determine if a replacement machine is needed.
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