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Thread: thread caught in bobbin

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    When the bobbin ran out of thread I took it out of my Pfaff and I was brushing the bobbin area clean. I noticed a piece of thread caught between the two outer parts of the bobbin race (is that what it's called?).
    When I turn the wheel these two metal rings go around....the thread is caught between them and I can't get it loose.
    I tried to find a way to take it apart like I used to do when I had my old cheapie machine. But I can't find any screws to it, and it won't just pull off.
    Does anyone know how to get this thread loose? I'm in the middle of alot of Xmas presents. I don't want to take it into be serviced right now. It's sewing OK BTW.
    Thanks

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    try getting hold of it with tweezers then barely make the machine start. This works with my machine. It isn't a phaff tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammiepamie
    try getting hold of it with tweezers then barely make the machine start. This works with my machine. It isn't a phaff tho.

    That's a good idea. Hold it with tweezers or surgical hemostat and turn the hand wheel slowly.

    Jan in VA

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    Yes, I've had luck turning the wheel back and forth fairly quickly while pulling. Good luck!

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    [quote=AlwaysQuilting]When the bobbin ran out of thread I took it out of my Pfaff and I was brushing the bobbin area clean. I noticed a piece of thread caught between the two outer parts of the bobbin race (is that what it's called?).
    When I turn the wheel these two metal rings go around....the thread is caught between them and I can't get it loose.
    I tried to find a way to take it apart like I used to do when I had my old cheapie machine. But I can't find any screws to it, and it won't just pull off.
    Does anyone know how to get this thread loose? I'm in the middle of alot of Xmas presents. I don't want to take it into be serviced right now. It's sewing OK BTW.
    Check your manual, I have a Pfaff and got mine out, but don't remember just how. The scary part was getting it back in!

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I've spent a 1/2 hour with tweezers and turning the wheel by hand but it's still stuck in there.
    I guess since it's not affecting the sewing I'll just leave it alone till I get done with my Xmas gifts then take it in for servicing.
    thanks anyway.
    How did the thread get in there anyway???

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