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Thread: Need help with sewing machine

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    Country Quilter's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Well, that would fall under the category of "foreign matter" in the bobbin area then would it?! LOL I just knew it would be something simple! It usually is! LOL Glad you figured out the problem and can get back to your sewing now!

    We are in the process of cleaning and oiling some of the older machines we have here to see if we can get anything running ... its kind of a fun project! DH is doing all the cleaning and oiling and then brings them to me to sew and adjust, sew and adjust! LOL

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    I'm glad you found your problem. I was going to tell you I had a heck of a time a couple of years ago with my tension. Come to find out, I had the bobbin in backwards....O those bobbins! Who'd think such a small thing could cause so many varied and unusual problems!

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    This happened to me on my new Brother Embrodiery Machine.
    Open the machine as if you are going to change the light bulb.
    I found thread wrapped around a post near the "hook" as you called it.
    Pull that off and look for any other pieces..........I even blew the area out with compressed air. closed the area back up gently and screwed back in place. This did the trick and have no idea how it happened in the first place. I keep a can of compressed air in my sewing area and ever so often give the bobbin area of all my machine's a little blast, along with my computer keyboard.

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    Last year, I upgraded machines and went from the horse and buggy era to the space age. It's sooo true how sensitive these newer machines are! This one will stop at the hint of a problem and holler "STOPPED FOR SAFETY REASONS" in huge letters on her little LED screen. I'm thankful she doesn't have a computerized voice or she'd be repeating "Operator Error" whenever something was either impossible or done wrong on my part. The good people at the sewing center warned me nicely about this. Something about whatever will go wrong with my sewing from now on will trace back to a glitch between the back of my chair and the front of the machine.... :roll:

    I'm still learning. The machine's almost got me broken in!

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    Jan 2007
    Northfield, MN
    I couldn't live without my two (2) Brother sewing machines!! I love the ease of threading, the wealth of stitches, and the price has been more than reasonable. I have an ES2000 and then bought a C6000.

    I checked my book on thread breaking... check the tension!!! you might have set the tension way above 3 or 4 just in threading it. You might have a needle in the machine that is too small... There might be a tangle under the bobbin in the bobbin case...

    I hope I helped.


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    Super Member mar32428's Avatar
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    Winter PArk, Florida
    Hi Butterfly, I think you are talking about the tension hook. If it's breaking thread, it probably had a snag on it somewhere and requires a repairman to fix it.

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    Senior Member Karenmay's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    South Yorkshire UK
    I think my machine has got some bits missing!! Patrice says you need a thingamajobber and some hoopdehoops........AND I DONT HAVE EITHER!!!
    I'm gonna write to the manufacturer and complain (mumble mumble...selling me a machine with bits missing...)! :lol: :lol:


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