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    Thread cutt

    I have a new brothers dream creator. My problem is some of the time I use the thread cutter it cuts the thread to short and when I begin to sew the next piece the needle is unthreaded. Does anyone know if there is a way to adjust the cut thread length. I love the thread cutter but it is unnerving when you go to start sewing and the machine says thread needle. Someone told me if you do a reverse stitch or lock in place stitch before cutting the thread this wouldn’t happen. Wrong it still happens.

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    I have Brother with auto thread cutter. It would unthread the needle too. The repair guy fixed it, said it was leaving too short a thread length for the top thread so it came threaded. Oh forgot, the Brother repairman said there was no way to change it, wanted to put in a new one. The man who did was a jack of all brands.
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    Mine does that too. I just pull a little thread before I start up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    Mine does that too. I just pull a little thread before I start up again.
    oh, no, no! With the price of these machines...take it to the dealer and have him adjust the cut...it can be done..stamp your feet if you have too! I did, and he did! Btw-no charge to me...or I was going to complain to BBB......

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    Mine does that too, unless the machine stops in the highest position for the needle. If you have it stop in the "needle down" position then crank the wheel to get the needle up just a little, when you start sewing again the needle has to go up first, before it goes down, and that is when it becomes unthreaded. At least on mine, that's what happens.

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    I don't know if this would help your problem but my manual says to use thread cutter when still on the fabric. Maybe, if you go off fabric then cut it cuts the thread too short? Just a thought.
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    Check your preference page. I believe there is a setting for length of thread cut.

    Have you done the latest UPDATE (not upgrade)? The updates are a free download with instructions on the machine web site. the lastest version is 3.02 dated. This problem was discussed last week at my local machine dealer for these machines.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I have Brother with auto thread cutter. It would unthread the needle too. The repair guy fixed it, said it was leaving too short a thread length for the top thread so it came threaded. Oh forgot, the Brother repairman said there was no way to change it, wanted to put in a new one. The man who did was a jack of all brands.
    I don't think that's true it is something that is done because I have it happen once in a while but not all the time so I have to believe it is something I am doing since it doesn't happen regularly
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    My Babylock Jane has a thread cutter. I try to remember to keep the presser foot down and then push the button.

    Of course, sometimes what I am going to sew unthreads the needle, when I get too close to it.
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    I have a Babylock Serenade with thread cutter, and found that happens with certain brands of threads, not at all with other brands. Do some experimenting. With mine, Star thread in the short fat round spool is terrible. When I use Guttermann thread the cutter works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    I have a Babylock Serenade with thread cutter, and found that happens with certain brands of threads, not at all with other brands. Do some experimenting. With mine, Star thread in the short fat round spool is terrible. When I use Guttermann thread the cutter works fine.
    i only use Aurifil.

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    It used to happen with my Babylock Crescendo, but the dealer was able to fix it. It is short enough even now that it sometimes will unthread if I don't have the fabric all the way under the needle, but it is much better that it was right out of the factory.

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    My Dream Machine 2 is doing the same thing. Especially with embroidery. Of course, I haven't done much sewing with it. Having too much fun with the embroidery. In my preferences, it has thread cutting only for foot control.

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    I have a Dream Machine too and mine too does that periodically whether with sewing or embroidery. I've looked for an adjustment to no avail.

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    Mine is the Brother 1500, all mechanical. The Brother tech was no help at all. Said he didn't know anything about non computer machines as he couldn't run a diagnostic on it. Sad though he couldn't understand the basic functions of the machine and is repairing them. Where do these guys get certified?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    Mine does that too. I just pull a little thread before I start up again.
    Mine only does that if I do not let go and let the machine cut the thread before trying to pull it out, or I forget to leave the presser foot down until it is done cutting. When the sounds all stop, touch the “cut thread” button, and wait, then lift the presser foot and remove. Be patient and see if that helps?
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    My Juki does the same thing, no matter what it cuts about an inch from the bobbin, not enough to pull up. I called the dealer and they said they could adjust it.
    BJ

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    My bernina has a cutter on the side that can use and when I have the needle in the down position it does that to me also. Then I have to rethread.
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