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Might have "top thread breaking" answer!

Might have "top thread breaking" answer!

Old 12-18-2010, 11:53 AM
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I have a Pfaff Grandquilter 18.8. It's a longarm. Got a book on longarming and learned a LOT. One thing was that if your top thread is breaking, besides the usual thoughts (is it threaded right, is the needle bad) she said you need to oil the bobbin area. Not just the thing the bobbin goes in, but the area where the bobbin and it's case go. (gosh I wish I could remember what that's called). Anyway, today I go out to practice some freestyling and the dang top thread started breaking. I tried everything that we've discussed....finally, almost ready to tear the machine apart (literally), I remembered what she said and I oiled both bobbin areas. WOW!!! I played and played and played and the top thread did NOT break again!!!!!! I thought maybe this would help others....it sure helped me! :mrgreen:
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:32 PM
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Thats fantastic, I shall make use of that idea when my thread breaks again.. Thank you
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:37 PM
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My Brother 900D is the same...as soon as something starts going wrong with the stitching, or the thread starts breaking...it needs oil.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:28 PM
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I would have never thought of that!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:31 PM
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I think it's called the bobbin race.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:41 PM
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Will keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:58 PM
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Something mine does when I've been a bit heavy on the foot pedal is the thread wraps around the spool pin when I stop and then when I start again it will break if I don't notice that has happened and unwrap it.
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