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Baby lock EMP6 problem. Machine works great then suddenly bobbin thread starts puling through the design. I have ajusted the tension on the thread, removed all of the thread, cleaned all of the tension knobs, re threaded and ran a small portion of the design worked fine for a bit. Then started doing it over again. I have turned off the machine (this has worked in the past) and reloaded the design and started over. This time didn't work. I am nearly certain it has to do with the bobbin. As a few stitches into the design I am able to pull on the bobbin thread and it still pulles freely. I am using prewound bobbins, and have tried changing the bobbin as well. HELP I am in a time crunch to get this design on this shirt.

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  • dancetaxix2 Feb 09, 2009

    I figured out the issue. I took out the bobbin case. Unscrewed the screw blasted the case with air then readjusted the screw. Total process took about an hour and a half to get it just right but I fixed it!

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Have you tried changing out the bobbin case? you may have a small burr or scratch. A new one cost about 20$ I think. I have had to replace mine before and it is always good to have a new one on hand.

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