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    Junior Member Sande's Avatar
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    Help with bottom thread problem

    Can anyone help me resolve the problem I'm having with my bottom thread on my Brother ULT2003D Disney Sewing and Embroidery Machine? I use this machine for quilting with my walking foot and the stitches on top and bottom are fine. But when I try to do a simple 1/4" stitch I get this skipping problem. It doesn't happen all the time but it's happening now and I can't figure out how to stop it. I changed the needle, cleaned the bobbin area and have the tension adjusted properly (or so I think!).

    If anyone has had this problem and knows how to correct it, please let me know.

    Forever thankful,

    Sande from Jersey
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    Bottom thread means prob on top. I own this machine, and I'm guessing it is not going thru the tensions correctly because maybe you have some fuzz/thread bits wrapped in the bronze bearing. Or it might be a burr on the blk plastic bobbin case. Take it out and run your finger around. I've learned how to do most of my repairs by following instructions in the manual posted on line..
    http://www.annsultfixit.com/ultfixit.html And Ann will help you via email also, if she can.

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    I have a Brother but not your model. I have found I need to keep the tension on 3 to keep the stitches correct.

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    I got a error message, this link worked: http://www.annsultfixit.com/UltFixit.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    Bottom thread means prob on top. I own this machine, and I'm guessing it is not going thru the tensions correctly because maybe you have some fuzz/thread bits wrapped in the bronze bearing. Or it might be a burr on the blk plastic bobbin case. Take it out and run your finger around. I've learned how to do most of my repairs by following instructions in the manual posted on line..
    http://www.annsultfixit.com/ultfixit.html And Ann will help you via email also, if she can.
    Wow! Where have you been all my life? This is an amazing website that you gave me! Love it! Thank you so much!

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    Thank you sew very much for the link. I have the Pacesetter ULT 2003D Disney edition.....but the info can be used for my machine too. Beckie

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    You are so welcome. When my ULT/03D froze and nothing could be moved, I found the repair site. I contacted to thank her for the info, but couldn't clear the bronze bearing . She answered back with more instruction and several mails later I had to seek help from my dealer. Just FYI, I watched over his shoulder as he dived into the machine---"while I waited". I couldn't wait to pass some new info along to Ann--that she wasn't aware of. It will have to be something drastic that sends me 100 mi for repair again. And btw, I also have the 2002ULT-D that has been upgraded to 2003. I asked my dealer if he could install a USB port & he said 'no'. That would make a perfect machine..in MO. They are real workhorses, and I LOVE the sewing feature. I emb on the older one, and sew on my newer one, which I bought brand new off the floor. So it is still "virgin"...almost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sande View Post
    Can anyone help me resolve the problem I'm having with my bottom thread on my Brother ULT2003D Disney Sewing and Embroidery Machine? I use this machine for quilting with my walking foot and the stitches on top and bottom are fine. But when I try to do a simple 1/4" stitch I get this skipping problem. It doesn't happen all the time but it's happening now and I can't figure out how to stop it. I changed the needle, cleaned the bobbin area and have the tension adjusted properly (or so I think!).

    If anyone has had this problem and knows how to correct it, please let me know.

    Forever thankful,

    Sande from Jersey
    That could still be a needle problem if the size of your needle and the size of your thread aren't properly matched and the type of needle matched to the type of fabric you're working on.

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    Check your needle plate to be sure it isn't cracked near the feed dog openings.

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