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Thread: Why why why does my machine act like a brat?

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    Senior Member vicki75's Avatar
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    I would just like to know why long arm machines are temperamental just like toddlers??? And why is it that after I promised to never make "him" have to use a particular thread ever again the thread stopped breaking? Seriously, it didn't break even one more time. I think my machine is possessed! I think he might actually be a she and maybe it's her time of the month. Some days everything works like a charm and some days I want to jump up and down and throw a fit! Today was one of the jump up and down and throw a fit days...can you tell?

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    Time for a chocolate break!

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    would a chocolate martini count?

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    Anything chocolate is good for stress relief.

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    It's usually my tracks that are dusty or my wheels that have something caught in them that causes me problems, though it seems like a thread or tension issue most of the time. Clean everything with a barely damp alcohol pad and see if things are better. That's the first thing I try now when mine starts acting up and it usually solves the problem. It's the same with my Domestic machine...usually dust bunnies caught in the bobbin area.

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    hopefully you can get it corrected quickly...ours is going to the shop on friday...we have to drive 2 hours to get there...good thing is we have an appointment and he will fix it while we wait....but its gonna be costly...OUCH!!!

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    Warm bath, candles, best dark chocolate you can find and relaxing music or some lovely red wine. Tomorrow will be a much better day :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    would a chocolate martini count?
    oh YEAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    would a chocolate martini count?
    oh YEAH
    Oh my goodness...they are YUMMY! My favorite drink ever! But I am a chocaholic! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    It's usually my tracks that are dusty or my wheels that have something caught in them that causes me problems, though it seems like a thread or tension issue most of the time. Clean everything with a barely damp alcohol pad and see if things are better. That's the first thing I try now when mine starts acting up and it usually solves the problem. It's the same with my Domestic machine...usually dust bunnies caught in the bobbin area.
    Hmm...maybe the alcohol relaxes the machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    Today was one of the jump up and down and throw a fit days...can you tell?
    For you or the machine? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Oh, it's not only the longarms, my dear.... just go and read some of my posts about my new Singer if you want to see "bratty" defined LOL!!

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    My sewing machines are the same way! Like they get together and decide to revolt!

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    I just can't believe that after I said "I promise if you just finish this top without breaking every 5 minutes, you'll never have to use this thread again!" the thread actually stopped breaking! I've never seen anything like it. I knew from the very beginning today was not going to go well. I should've just walked away and worked on something else. Live & learn...

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    May you have a better tomorrow.

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    Some times I think it is my attitude at the time. In a hurry and not nice.

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    because they can, especially when you have a big project

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