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Old 02-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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Hi, I had a cone of thread sitting on my sewing table. It was sitting on the cone holder. Some how the thread got caught around the fly wheel of my Brother 1500. As I sew the thread was winding off and wraping around the drive shaft. It cracked the plastic hand wheel cover. My dealer has told me that the part can't be replaced unless the whole drive shaft is replaced. So if you use cones be sure not to leave one on the sewing table. Lucky for me the Brother is still working and the thread didn't get into the machine.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:59 PM
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wow, the things we need to pay attention to
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:08 PM
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I did the exact same thing .. some how ..maybe static .. and it wrapped around the underneath of the wheel. It was a repair bill I wish I could have avoided. Now I put my cones a good distance from the machine.
Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:11 PM
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This was a cone that you weren't using in your Brother? It was just sitting there?
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:25 PM
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Yes the cone wasn't in use. I do a lot of sewing repairs so I change out threads often.
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This was a cone that you weren't using in your Brother? It was just sitting there?
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Ooh okay, I'll make sure to keep all my threads someplace else. Yikes!
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Sorry to hear that it happened to you. My cones are away from the table now. Lesson learnt.

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I did the exact same thing .. some how ..maybe static .. and it wrapped around the underneath of the wheel. It was a repair bill I wish I could have avoided. Now I put my cones a good distance from the machine.
Sorry this happened to you.
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I should also mention that the amount of thread that broke the plastic wheel was less that a bobbin full of thread!
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Yikes!! What an awful thing to happen!! I saw something like this happen to someone at a workshop at Sisters several years ago and I have been very careful ever since.
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wow...sorry to hear that. I leave a cone out next to my machine all the time, but it is about 10" away and I always put the end UNDER the cone so I know where it is!
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