by joann7657 14 May 2012

My embroidery machine is sick.

I think I am going to have to put her in the shop. It is time anyway but the bobbin thread keeps coming through my designs. I find that the thread is getting caught on the way down to the needle. Don't know how to explain. It is getting caught in the path that you thread it. I have tried loosing the tension, don't know how much to loose it. It only happens when embroidering. Can I continue to sew on it or shall I put it aside til I get it serviced?Thank God for having more than one sewing machine.


by 2newbie 14 May 2012

couple of suggestions maybe you have already these. Change needle and maybe try a different stabilizer. this was a problem I had this solved it for me. Just a suggestion.

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joann7657 by joann7657 14 May 2012

I changed everything. Thank you

by cfidl 14 May 2012

Taking the top cover off should not be difficult. Also running dental floss through the path may also help getting any lint out. Good Luck Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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joann7657 by joann7657 14 May 2012

I will try the floss. I would be running through the thread guides, right? That's where the problem is.

by berny 14 May 2012

some times the bobbin gets a nick etc and this can happen, try new bobbin and watch the thread wind on,if this will not work,to the man it must go

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joann7657 by joann7657 14 May 2012

Thanks, tried re-threading bobbins, changing bobbin, changing threads, all that.

by shirlener88 14 May 2012

It does sound like you have some tiny thread caught up in the upper tension - best to get it service unless you are game for taking your machine about and using a fine tooth comb to get it out - those service people have much better eyes and use of their hands than I do. Good luck.

You can always try to use your machine - but you might have alot of broken threads and stop and starts - just to warn you before you start.

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joann7657 by joann7657 14 May 2012

that was my thought too. Broken threads. I looked at it, as far as I could see. I was afraid to take anything apart because it is a computer. Thank you for your input.