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Thread: Feed Dogs bc they are hungry? Fed up with feed dogs. fighting with younger brother. He even bit me

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    If they made things like they used to back when, we wouldn't have these problems.
    The unfortunate thing is, the big box stores want to buy in bulk for the lowest price possible, too bad the machine makers don't understand that when difficulties happen it can turn many away from sewing. :( Let's hope the dealer will give you a few pointers and nothing is seriously wrong. Just one of those moments. ((()))

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    Yes, my bobbin stops when it is full also. That seemed to be the problem that day unless it really wasn't the problem and it just happened to start working after I changed it> haha..Okay that was heading for confusion. Now, the only problem I am having is my Jack Russell, Milo, trying to "hunt" for spools of thread that I somehow overlooked when I dropped them and chewing on them. GRR...He had one and I realized what he had and took it away, then he seemed to have a "stash" haha..sounds funny, I know and he took that one and ran and I had to go chase his butt down, just now. Now, he is in here hunting for more. THankfully, there are NO more on his level. LOL.

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    I had a nest of thread caught down around the bobbin case and, after I cleaned it out, it kept tangling when I tried to sew. I finally took it to have it repaired and was told that the hook needed adjusted. It works great now.

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    Miranda,
    My old "good Singer" used to do that before I lost it in a house fire. That would tell me that I'd sewn to many garments and that it needed adjustments by a professional. I had a man that I could take it to and get it back the next day. Unfortunately he's no longer with us, but he told me when the machine makers went to the plastic parts that was when we lost the longevity of our machines. Seems true to me since I had to replace my 20 year old Golden Touch and Sew. I loved that machine, I could make over a 100 garments, repairs, or quilt tops and baby quilts before I'd have to take that baby in. sighhh

    I would save that you have a big problem with the drop in bobbin if you can't pull it when sewing. You may have a thread caught in the "carry" area or you may have one caught in the bobbin case itself. Have you maybe turned the bobbin tension screw on the case itself without knowing it?

    Time for a sewing machine repairman. How much have you used it? How many garments? quilts? Sorry I don't have any better suggestions...

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    I started using the thing in January of this year. Approximately 7 months. I haven't done that much on it. I would say it has less than 25 hours on it. Probably less than 15. I only stared on my first rag quilt. made a purse, finished a dress, made the 3 mini-minis for SIL...did some embroidery on it...less than a few hours on that part....made a few other SMALL things...


    Talked to a woman at Brother. She acted like I knew nothing. Maybe I don't , but she was snooty. Tried to tell me the machine wasn't under warranty, and that I'd had it since 2003! That was the old LS-1520...NO WAY! grrr... I had to argue with her about when I got my machine!

    Found out I have to drive to Dunbar which is below Charleston. Charleston is an hour away from here...forget it if I have to go back to pick it up.
    OR I can send it to TN and be responsible for all the shipping charges even though it is under warranty.

    I'm headed to WM today. I have it in its box. I just don't have the styrofoam stuff that goes around it. Let's see if they will give me a fight bc I'm about ready for one.

    BTW...all the gates are shut this morning. The baby will prob. poop between the first and second gate or something. I Never even got my cup of coffee down...it's sitting cold somewhere. I do have a crock pot of brown beans on, so supper is taken care of, mostly.

    I will let you all know what happens in a day or two. after I get out of jail. :twisted:

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    Miranda, have you tried chanting? seance? sledge hammer? Don't go that far! Try totally unthreading it top and bottom, clean all down in there (vacuum is best, canned air second best) oil as directed then try rethreading. I'm sure this is a silly question but you are using good thread right? No cheap stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Miranda, have you tried chanting? seance? sledge hammer? Don't go that far! Try totally unthreading it top and bottom, clean all down in there (vacuum is best, canned air second best) oil as directed then try rethreading. I'm sure this is a silly question but you are using good thread right? No cheap stuff?
    Can't OIL it...says do not oil bobbin shuttle..no holes anywhere...the only thing the manual says about oiling is do not oil bobbin shuttle.
    I can't even remember WHAT thread I was using now. I am pretty sure it was a poly/blend. I'm definately going 100% cotton, BUT I don't know what to do bc all the embroidery thread is poly or rayon or whatever. Maybe just use it for embroidery and go all cotton on sewing/quilting.
    "canned air" sounds great, but I'm ready for a can o' whoop-a$$ right now. As for the vacuum, it sucks.

    Even if all the stuff is OK internally, it bugs me that it hasn't been taking its gas! (foot pedal isn't working right).

    Maybe if i gripe enough it will help?

    UPDATE: I'm back from WM. They told me no. I've had it for over 90 days. They won't take it back. I said I wasn't takin no for an answer. She didn't even say it with sympathy or a smile or wasn't even nice. That's ok, I'll try it again without the receipt. I feel deflated. :( :(
    Machine is still in the car. I don't want to bring it back inside right now. I'm still mad at it.

    I'm gonna call the repair man that lives in Summersville (45 mins)...where I just was to WM. I know brother won't cover him because he doesn't have the right papers on his wall. I don't care. After all the good things I've said about Brother... :evil:

    Everything I get tears up! I hope my NEW CAR doesn't start up like the Durango did. I'm waiting on the Kitchen Aid to lay down since I've got wedding cake coming up in OCT. I think my digital camera is going or the big, expensive CF card, anyway....my washer died a week or so ago...If it doesn't tear up, my son tears it up. He busted one of my big cabinet doors this morning right at the hinges by shoving on it backward! That would cost $90, but I'm not replacing it. I will glue it, and he can buy me a new one when he gets a job! (kidding, but I am only going to glue it some...no need to buy a new one until he gets bigger).
    I let in 2 sheep before I could get the second gate shut back this evening. Had my FIL help me. I knew they'd eat my tomatoes, and they are just getting ripe! I got my tomatoes out early.
    They were patching the road I took to get to the highway....and OF COURSE! the asphault stuff was still nice and wet and flew up all over the car. I tried going slow. I was going 5 mph! to prevent it from flying up allover...I could still hear it pinging. I haven't looked to see how much is on the fenders and stuff.
    Dummy new cashier person at WM tried to make me take out 2 carts after he bagged my stuff and tried to charge me per pound on a bag of on sale bananas. I told him I wasn't paying that for the bananas bc that wasn't the right price he rang up (he was sorry :roll: ) and I wasn't taking two carts, that it was all going in one like I had it (he just stood there with his mouth hanging open).

    well, going to call the sewing machine man. I have to be nice. He's an old man. I hope he still works on them.




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    wow!!! when i bought my machine (not a brother) at wally world i had return rights for a year. i don't know what i have on the singer. i guess i should assume 90 days like you got.

    the problem isn't what kind of thread. it's the machine. hopefully something simple. and i hope the repair guy looks at it for you while you wait.

    sometime soon i think i'm going to invest in a book on sewing machine repair. if i have the skills i'll never need them. that's cosmic law. :lol:

    if you end up in jail, make sure DH tells us where to mail the care packages. :wink:

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    You've got that right on the money Loretta. I live in Wal-mart country and it was never like this when Sam was alive. Actually they still treated their customers really well for a few years after he died, but then it all started going south. I can remember when it was a pleasure to shop there. No more. I hate the place. I know a ton of people who are working for, or have worked for Wal-Mart (stores, home office, return center, warehouses, etc) and I've heard some things that make me leary of buying electronics from their store especially. Like they sell seconds, and often put returns back on the shelves and sell them as "new" when they've been used.

    My dd even went to buy a Christmas tree "on sale" near Christmas Eve once and they were selling it as "new"....there were a couple ornaments still on the tree as well as one or two tiny pieces of tinsel! I laughed so hard I cried. :lol: Needless to say, she didn't buy the "new" tree! :mrgreen:

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    Sounds to me like you should send Brother a bill for all the gas you've had to use to get help with your problem. (It hit $3.85 a gallon here today) And yes...Sam Walton probably does a whole lot of rolling in his resting place over what his endeavors have turned to!! What a disrespect to a decent man!!

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