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Thread: Have you had this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherryl1 View Post
    I don't know if I can explain this.Do you have the bobbin in with the thread comming off in the right direction?On my machines it should unwind clockwise.Is that true on your machine?It makes a huge difference.My old singers would still sew if it was wrong,but not for a real long time.When it starts acting up,flip the bobbin over and see if that makes a difference.
    My bobbin was inserted correctly; my problem was that I didn't know there was a tiny hook hiding inside, and because I wasn't putting tension on the thread as I curved around toward the cutter, it wasn't catching on that hook. She said to hold down the bobbin and pull the thread a bit, and that seems to have cured the whole issue (at least in the hour I've gotten to sew since then). It even seems to have solved what I thought was an upper tension problem, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Richmond View Post
    I got a pretty decent picture of the CORRECT way this should look, and hope I can upload it. This machine has a drop-in bobbin with a very primitive (simple) laying down of the tail. My issue seems to be when the needle & top thread come down to grab it, do they grab it right. (The Tech. at the store did say this was related to the top tension, so maybe I will have to spend the $ to get that fixed.) I was always taught to have both threads "up" before starting to sew, so I pull the wheel toward me to draw the bobbin thread up, before beginning.
    I have that same bobbin on my Brother SQ-9000, which is 2 years old. You do NOT have to draw it up before sewing. Just wrap that thread around that loop on the left and cut it off. When you start sewing it will automatically come up and sew beautifully. Maybe the problem is that you are trying to pull it up, as I use to have to do on my old Singer 503.
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    I have the same machine. Lots of times I put the thread thru the slot several times before it would catch. But I've had several years of good sewing with the Brother cs600i. I did find that if I sew very fast, the upper thread slipped out of the take-up bar and everything would ball up underneath. When I made sure the thread was back in the slot of the take-up bar, it worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Richmond View Post
    Several months ago I bought an inexpensive Brother machine to replace my dying old Pfaff. It took me a while to like the new one at all, but it turned out the upper tension inside the machine is off, so compensating for that helped. The only problem I cannot seem to get over is the bobbin take-up.

    A technician at my LQS showed me what the bobbin area should look like, how the thread end should cross over the inserted bobbin and then come up thru the plate. (Please forgive if these are not the right words.) When I need to insert a new bobbin I often have to take it back out and try over and over again, sometimes a dozen times, before it [the thread end] stays in the right place long enough to sew. And then it sometimes slips "out" in the middle of a seam, at which point it begins that looping nonsense on the underside.

    Long, long story to this point, but the question is: Have you had this problem, and have you found a "cure"?
    I'm sewing on a cheap Brother and I have noticed that it takes a little more effort to make the bobbin case SNAP into place, but other than that--------no problem
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