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Thread: Stressed over machine problems! Help!

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    If you go to Superior threads web site they talk about this in their education section and have a video. They also recommend cleaning the bobbin case where the thread runs through with a fine pin. Apparently even a small amount of lint in this area can lead to tension problems, and thus thread breakage.

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    My machine is in the shop getting fixed; and my spare one did the same. I ran the thread toward the back of the tension discs, and now don't have any problems. When I run the thread through the front of the tension discs, I have problems similar to yours.
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions! I seem to have got it running sweet as new. I let her take a nap for about an hour and replaced the bobbin. I had just picked up some new bobbins, so that may have been the problem. I always clean the bobbin area every time I change the bobbin. My other needles may be good after all, so I will try them out on some practice quilting after I finish the things I am working on right now. I want to thank everyone for the suggestions.

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    I would do what deb says shut it off let it set a few minutes then start fresh with the threading and inserting the bobbin.

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    I am so glad your machine is working now. Happy quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franc36 View Post
    I am so glad your machine is working now. Happy quilting!
    Ditto. I hope the frustrations are behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    Sounds like tension issue to me. It's so frustrating when you can't figure out what the problem is. I've had that happen a few times and been ready to throw the sewing machine!
    I was having that problem & it turned out to be tension & I had to adjust the top tension tigher & nothing has been wrong since.

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    Don't forget to put a drop of oil down in the bobbin area. Check your book, it should show you where it goes, and be sure your feed dogs are down.

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