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Yes, I have a solution for this problem. Your screen needs to be recalibrated and you can do it yourself. Don't you wish they would just tell you this stuff instead of charging you an arm and a leg? Here's what to do: Before turning on the machine, press the start/stop button, the reverse button, and the needle position button all at once with one hand (one finger on each button). Hold them down and turn on the machine. What will come up is a recalibration screen. You will see the numbers 1-5 with a little plus sign beside them. Find a small blunt object (I used the tip of a mechanical pencil with the lead in instead of out) and while holding the start/stop button, touch the plus sign beside 1-5 in numerical order. Then, turn the machine off and on again in the normal way. This should recalibrate the screen. Pass it along, people! This is something no one should have to pay for!

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Oct 08, 2019

We just bought the machine and have the manual. I can copy and send to you. We are searching for embriodery design cards. Know of any?

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Sep 18, 2019

I have a manual for the ESe2. If you still need it let me know

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Sep 09, 2019

My BabyLock Esante Ese working perfect, the screen bring all messages an the resolution is perfect, only when I toych the screen, don't response, I try to calibrate, but don't work for me, any help please?

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

sorry no we do not have any Manual's here. search for one on Google LUCK

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Oct 15, 2018

you may need to convert files to bit map (bmp)
if bmp doesn't work you can find lots of free downloadable programes that will allow you to convert your jpeg/gif files into other forms. Play with the convertions and you should find one that can be read by your machine. All software you would require should have come with your machine.

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Apr 23, 2017

Since the needle broke, it could have knocked your machine out of time--requiring service.

FIRST, try this: Remove the upper thread from the machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Frequently, when the thread "jumps" out of the thread path (or wraps around a guide or the spool), the thread will stitch about an inch and then break. If you watch the upper thread when you are stitching, do you see the thread tightening, tightening, tightening and then Snap?

As far as the bobbin installation, you would need to consult your owner's manual.

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Apr 16, 2017

You might want to try this solution first, although maybe your dealer has already tried it. With your machine off, hold the start/stop button, the reverse button and the needle position button down with one hand. While holding them, turn the machine on. What will come up is a screen to recalibrate your LCD. You won't need the first screen, so press the thread cutting button one time. The next screen changes the brightness level. The reverse button on your machine makes it darker, and the needle position button makes it lighter. I stumbled upon this by accident one day while recalibrating. I'd like to know if this works for you, although by now, maybe you have bought a new screen...

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

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Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

one drop on the needle bar after every 8 hours of sewing, and anywhere metal rubs on metal. But this will only get you so far. the shafts will also need to be oiled and this should be done by a technician as it requires complete disassembly of the machine.

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Dec 04, 2016

A lot of newer computerized machines do not require oiling. Oiling improperly could damage the machine. You should probably contact a Baby Lock technician before attempting to oil your machine.


Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jul 20, 2016

Take it back in. This is in the Service Mode on the Machine. It's not hard, just very technical. If a wrong selection is made you can mess up other major settings on your machine. That could be more costly that the trip back to the shop. Next time, tape a post it on the machine front to the repair tech. It'll help remind her/him!

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jun 01, 2016

https://www.facebook.com/babylocksewing/posts/10151146561914585 (be sure to read the accompanying comment)

Baby Lock Manuals (pg 166 of the manual)


Baby Lock Esante | Answered on May 24, 2016

Is this a newer machine like this:? what is the model# please?
the latest software download can be found here:

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jan 05, 2016

The Babylock Esante ESE1 and ESE2 hoops are not compatible with the Esante ESI1 or ESI2 hoops. The Babylock ESI1/2 used the same hoops as the Brother PC7000 and PC7500. The ESE1/2 use the hoops that are compatible with the Brother PC6500 and PE700 series embroidery machines.

I wish that I had better news for you. This site has hoops for sale for both the ESI1 and the ESE1: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/871 . If you need hoops for either machine, use the compatibility data on each machine type to help you find more vendors that may have the embroidery hoops.

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Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jul 31, 2015

I have not yet seen babylock release a driver for windows 8 and the BLN. The dealer likely has a computer with an older operating system.

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jun 15, 2015

I,m not sure but I believe that Brother PE Design will work. You will need a computer in order to use it. This program will change all of the embroidery programs to the card that you use. It also gives you an ability to create your own artistic embroidery. It is a very good investment. Many sewing machine businesses carry this and you could probably order it from the internet.

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

then the feed dogs need to be checked to see if they need replaced or adjusted

Baby Lock Esante | Answered on Jun 03, 2015

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