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Thread: An interesting prob with my machine...it might help you!

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    I just got a used Bernina 180 and I understand that this Bernina takes different bobbins than all other Bernina's. Go figure. :roll:

    Dee, thanks for sharing this with everyone. I have a Platinum 760 also and will definitely keep that in mind. :thumbup:

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    Never though of that before , thanks for the tip :thumbup:

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    I have a Viking and it takes the green bobbins that are a little bigger than standard. It dosnt like smaller bobbins but sometimes they work anyway. I had bought some prewound that I wanted to use up.

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    I had not originally realized that the plastic bobbins were not exactly the same size as the metal ones and that the ones with lots of holes were different as well as the ones that are really flat.

    Can sure mess up the quality of your stitch if you don't use the one meant for your machine, as I learned the hard way!

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    I think it is just a way to make more money!
    like a car and oil and air filters- they all take a different one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    I think it is just a way to make more money!
    like a car and oil and air filters- they all take a different one!
    And how about those DADGUM debit/credit card things at the checkout counter??? Not a ONE is the same!!!!:shock:

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    years ago, many moons I treated my self to a Viking that was pretty and had lots of stitches. At that time that was my creteria. So about a week or so after I had it, and it was a weekend, I decided to load a couple of bobbins to have them already filled, locked and loaded... so to speak. Well the very first one just zipped right along faster then the speed of light. Wow, I thought, this is going to be a piece of cake. WRONG... I could not get the bobbin off. Even manually unwinding it somewhat, that sucker was not coming off. Well I am franic.. called around to several Viking dealerships, but on this side of the line, Eastern time, everything was closed so I started calling over to the set of time frames and I finally reached this wonderful man who listened to me. When I finished my pity party he said.."was your bobbin winding rather quickly?" and I said yes and I just so pleased at it's performance. "Well, he said, what you have done and many others have done it is.. plastic can be tempermental. And that if you wind that plastic bobbin way to fast it will actually cause the plastic bobbin to contract or get squeezed as tight as it can get on the little rod that it's spinning on. So he then told me that I would have to unwind the entire bobbin until I could get it off and then look at it next to a new one. And sure enough you could see where the plastic has literally molded itself out of it's original shape. My Pfaff uses plastic and I set my speed under half when ever I am winding the bobbins. Just a comment.
    hugs, Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestarmom
    years ago, many moons I treated my self to a Viking that was pretty and had lots of stitches. At that time that was my creteria. So about a week or so after I had it, and it was a weekend, I decided to load a couple of bobbins to have them already filled, locked and loaded... so to speak. Well the very first one just zipped right along faster then the speed of light. Wow, I thought, this is going to be a piece of cake. WRONG... I could not get the bobbin off. Even manually unwinding it somewhat, that sucker was not coming off. Well I am franic.. called around to several Viking dealerships, but on this side of the line, Eastern time, everything was closed so I started calling over to the set of time frames and I finally reached this wonderful man who listened to me. When I finished my pity party he said.."was your bobbin winding rather quickly?" and I said yes and I just so pleased at it's performance. "Well, he said, what you have done and many others have done it is.. plastic can be tempermental. And that if you wind that plastic bobbin way to fast it will actually cause the plastic bobbin to contract or get squeezed as tight as it can get on the little rod that it's spinning on. So he then told me that I would have to unwind the entire bobbin until I could get it off and then look at it next to a new one. And sure enough you could see where the plastic has literally molded itself out of it's original shape. My Pfaff uses plastic and I set my speed under half when ever I am winding the bobbins. Just a comment.
    hugs, Blue
    Wow, Blue...That's something I hadn't heard of but makes PERFECT sense!! And yes, I probably did it at top speed!!! thanks for the info!

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    I so hope it was. Believe I am not at the level that so many others are, but when it comes to messing something up without trying, my name is at the top of the list.

    I am serious, I cut my speed back to under 50% when I am winding the plastic bobbins for my Pfaff....

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    Wow, I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the info.

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