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Thread gets caught in the screw behind the thread take-up lever

I have a Marie Osmond EM1 Emotions Embroidery Machine. Manufactured by Bernina and they say it is similar to the White 4400. Anyway, it is a basic embroidery machine with a computer connect.
My top thread keeps shredding around the take-up lever. I have taken this machine apart several times, taken out the bobbin and rethreaded about 100 times. On my last take, I noticed that there was thread all wrapped up around a screw that moves in a circular motion along with the thread take-up lever. The thread must be jumping past the tension disks (yes, the thread is in the tension disks and the tension is on 5.) Anyway. What would make the thread slack jump back far enough so that it can get caught on that screw/part.

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  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    Took it to my gal at the sewing store and she looked at it. She reset the needle bar so it is timed better with the bobbin hook. Still shreds. She also looked at the spring hook and said it was reacting fine. I did forget to mention before that I had the machine threaded (I use a separate thread stand about 10 inches away from the machine so my thread doesn't get all twisted. . .) anyway. Either one of my cats or my kids must have knocked it down because when I came back, the thread stand was on the floor and thread was entangled across everything (probally a cat!) Maybe that knocked things out of wack since it was threaded in the machine and the presser foot was down.

    Please I hope you can offer some assistance!

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    As a matter of fact. . . I did buy the wrong pre-wound bobbins and I had to rewind it onto the bobbins I was using. I have forever been using the prewound bobbins and this is the first time I used my machine to wind a bobbin. It didn't look that even when it was winding. Do you really think that is all it is????

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    Yes that is my machine. The tension disks seem to be tensioning just fine. And the spring seems to be working also. thank you

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    Please help!!

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    Yes, the sensor goes off with a Code "13" which means thread break. It is usually shredded from the needle to the up take lever. I have been using this stand for a long time. Really basic. Just a holder (vertical) for the spool and a long guide hook up high. That is all. Thank you for your suggestions. It is great to know that you guys are out there for us.

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    I will check into those, thanks.

  • reneakoski Sep 25, 2008

    The screw is and was super tight!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    So machine won't run. How can I take off fly wheel to clean out thread?

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Examine it carefully to see if any parts were bent when the cat decided to get playful with the other device.

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Dear,

it might be possible that screw pulled away due to the vibration as it became loose and after working the machinary it did like this.
so try after tighting it properly.

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  • SALMAN NASEER Sep 26, 2008

    dear,
    there is a possibility of the bobbin as mensioned by u. but i think you have to check it by the technician near u or go to the speicfic shop, if possible go to its service centre.

    regards,

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Is this your Model here

  • tension disks ( the coil/spring ) needs to be replaced
  • Thread gets caught in the screw behind the thread  - 13025ff.jpg

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

    Yes if that is what your problem may be I would go back with the orginal bobbin

    My grandmother use this Model but it is a little older.

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

    Thread break sensor alerts you to thread breaks and stops the machine  Was this sensor
    going off at all??

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

    You mentioned that you use a separate thread stand about 10 inches from the machine.

    I know that my grandmothers had that same problem but her machine did not recommend that
    she used the bobbin table.. I think she always used it but she had problems because of it.
    Maybe you should find out if there is and adapter or some other sort of table that is the correct
    distance from the machine and the thread tension needs to correct. (Not to tight)

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

     This is what you are suppose to use and the is tension adjustments.
    Here are the close up and you can see that this will help.


    Well I sure Hope that  my suggestions helped you.
    If they were helpful Please leave a rating for me

    Thank you
    Jayson

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

    Well If there is anything else that I can help you with I will sure do my best.
    I can a least say that I have been around these machines and I know that
    there are a thrill to work with but they are very delicate piece of machinery.

    Here is website (link) that I think you will enjoy

    sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=27951

    Thank You  Bye
    Jayson

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008


    Well it looks like like you are still having problems...



    • It sounds like your bobbin winding mechanism could be loose.


    • Check the condition of the spool pin " see if there is any thing that may cause it not to
    keep the thread aligned.



    • Check the guide.. that goes to the threading mechanism see if that spring is not compressed.

    Jayson


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    Jayson Brollini Sep 25, 2008

    make sure that your tension Ballard is not too tight!

    (if you are still not having any luck)
    I am going to give you a phone Number to a sewing machine Expert
    817-447-3522 Perfect Fit Alterations

    Ask for Neal! (over 35 years in sewing)
    He is extremely nice


    Thank You and if this advise helps


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A loosely wounded bobbin may cause this.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Sep 25, 2008

    a loosely threaded bobbin may cause this.

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