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#1 Posted : Friday, January 03, 2014 7:54:49 PM(UTC)
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Hi There To Everyone Here in Cricut-Land!Smile

For the past week or two, my Cricut Expression keeps having problems with corners, specifically interior corners. I'm adding a collage photo of a sheet I just cut. There are items as small as 1" square to 6". It seems to have little issue with the curved or straight edges, but when it comes to interior corners, it seems to lose it's concentration!

I've had this issue before, but I usually just swap out blades. But that's becoming a rather expensive fix, especially with the fact that the blades are supposed to last for more than 100 cuts. At the most, I've used this blade half-dozen times. All I ever cut is card stock or thinner. I've experimented with settings: blade depth, pressure and speed, makes no difference. I've used different mats... still no difference. The images on the photo are from different cartridges, so that's not the issue.

Anything that I may not be thinking of that could possibly help?? I love the concept of my Cricut, but I must say, I wish I could just sit down with a project just one time, and have my machine work like it should with no problems. So far, that seems like a dream!

Any suggestions that any one has would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth

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#2 Posted : Friday, January 03, 2014 9:19:11 PM(UTC)
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Normally when I have cuts that look like your sample it is due to the speed being to fast or the pressure too high....sometimes it has been the blade. Unfortunately, if you have tried changing all of the above then I am at a loss as to what the issue could be---unless it is the paper itself. Hopefully someone else on this message board will have some suggestions for you.
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JoyceG on 2/3/2014(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 03, 2014 9:27:41 PM(UTC)
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Check if there are any paper bits, etc., up in the blade.
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#4 Posted : Friday, January 03, 2014 9:34:16 PM(UTC)
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Take out your blade housing unit. After you check for bits of paper stuck in the housing with the blade, reinsert the blade. Turn the dial so the arrow is on 4. Insert the blade housing unit and make sure the 4/arrow is facing you. Look in your owner's manual {or online} for photos of how to install the blade housing unit. That may help.

And/or, make sure your paper is stuck firmly to the mat. . .all over. I use a brayer and roll it all over my paper/mat to make sure it held tightly to the mat.

You can always try the reset procedure. I have it on my blog under Cricut Help.
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JoyceG on 2/3/2014(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 11:55:20 AM(UTC)
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has the issue been resolved? Curious as this happens to me on occasion.
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