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Thread: Have you ever seen a bobbin do this?

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    I was sewing along with my Brother 6000i and suddenly everything froze up with a clunking sound. When I finally got the bobbin out, this is what it looked like. Have you ever had this happen before? What could have caused it????
    Linda

    I didn't cut the threads, this is the way it came out of the machine...
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    Wow, no have never had that happen. What a mess. Looks like something in you bobbin casing area cut the theads but can't think what would have done it.
    Hope you figure it out.

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    wow is right. at least you were able to get the bobbin out of the machine. maybe a tip of a needle broke off in there sometime and is cutting the thread?

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    I agree. Check for something sharp. Also feel where you place the bobbin to make sure there is not a burr on anything.

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    happened to me once, think the thread was not wound on the bobbin correctly, like not tight enough.....

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    i've had the freeze up and clunk, but not the cut threads.

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    Wow, what a pain, is your machine sewing okay now with a different bobbin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    happened to me once, think the thread was not wound on the bobbin correctly, like not tight enough.....
    yes i had that happen once or twice. I also think it was caused by the bobbin not filling correctly. mine wasn't quite that bad but enough to cause a problem. i was able to remove the cut threads then rewind the rest onto another bobbin and it was fine.

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    Unfortunately my answer is an embarrassing yes. It happened when I didn't wind my bobbin properly - according to my repair man, after the $65 check was accepted, the loose rounds on the bobbin got caught up and the result was uglier than yours.

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    Like bakermom my first thought was a poorly wound bobbin.

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    Yes, on my previous mahine. I agree that it had something to do with not winding the bobbin properly. I have purchased the bobbin winder machine and wound just a couple but it did not do a good job like my machine and I had trouble with skipping stiches. It may be just the way I use it but I will be listing it on Ebay to solve the problem.

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    timing off maybe? and the needle was hitting it just enough to cause that? Thats odd..hopefully your machine isn't damaged. =)

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    My old machine did that to me before. That thing was possessed I swear. I think it was a combination of a few things. Tension, timing and the demon living inside it needed a snack.

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    I have had it get all wadded up but never cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    happened to me once, think the thread was not wound on the bobbin correctly, like not tight enough.....
    Similar problem bobbin not wound tight enough.

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    I have had issues with bobbins on the Brother but not to that degree. I always forgot to set the motor speed to the high setting for bobbin winding.

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    Yes, just the other day. Bobbin not wound correctly. Next one worked fine. Now to try to get the thread off the mis-wound bobbin.

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    I've had that happen before. Something obviously inside did do the cutting. It's definitely cut. I think I realized that I had the bobbin backwards or that it was improperly wound, I can't remember which.(Oh, or wound too full - that might have been it. I no longer wind them until they stop. (I also use brothers).

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    Yep, I have a Brother 6000. Very fussy when the bobbin case has some dirt/lint in it. The auto cutter will stick out and that can be the result. Clean it often and that prevents the bobbin mess.

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    Yes - it happened to me. I took my machine to a little quilt shop down the road from me and was told that my bobbin was the wrong size. I needed a "mushroom top" bobbin. Haven't had any trouble since. It was weird.

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    I would say it was put in the wrong way

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I have had issues with bobbins on the Brother but not to that degree. I always forgot to set the motor speed to the high setting for bobbin winding.
    Thank you, MadQuilter and everyone who responded. I looked at what was left on my bobbin and it was not wound tightly. Weird, because I had used over half the bobbin before this happened. My machine was set on medium speed, so maybe I forgot and wound it on that speed. I rewound it on high speed, and so far it is doing fine. I'm so glad it didn't damage the machine!
    Thanks for everyone's help! You guys are the greatest!
    Linda

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    Yep my brother did it a few weeks ago. Have no idea what the problem was, I'm just glad its not doing it anymore!

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    Mine did that a couple of times so I got out the manual and discovered I was placing the bobbin in the machine backwards!!! It's a wonder it was sewing at all...

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    Yeah! Glad you found the problem.

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