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Thread: My machine will only work using the big cones

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    My machine will only work using the big cones

    For two years, my sewing machine was a nightmare. The thread kept breaking or the sewing machine said the thread was broken, even when it wasn't. I couldn't sew but for a couple of minutes at a time before this happened. It was horrible. I hated my new machine. Then I bought a cone of Gutermann thread and I haven't had a problem since. No more thread breakage. I just bought some Prescencia thread and it works fine also. So, my machine loves the cones. I bought a really nice cone holder that has a cover with a hole on the top and a metal stick standing on top with a loop to put the thread through before you thread your machine. So, why would a machine like a cone over regular thread? Any ideas?
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    Question: did you try a regular spool of thread in the cone holder? Maybe it just likes to be fed that way. And do you happen to be using an L500?
    Bernie

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    Bernie, you took the words right out of my mouth. As I read the problem, that was my first thought. My machine has both an upright feed and a sideways feed. It all depends on how the thread is wound on the spool
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    It's an upright spool holder on my sewing machine, so just like the cone holder. And no, it's not an L500. It's a Bernina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    It's an upright spool holder on my sewing machine, so just like the cone holder. And no, it's not an L500. It's a Bernina.
    The reason I asked is that my machine (L500) would give that same erroneous message.
    Bernie

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