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Machine jammed and pulled bobbin up out of it's case

While embroidering a design, bobbin thread came through to the top of the design. Then, the needle jammed and pulled the bobbin up out of the bobbin case. When I finally got the hoop off, there was a bird's nest underneath the fabric. Please help? When I try to call Singer, I get a msg that their # is unavailable at this time.

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Since the machine jamed, I would suggest changing the needle incase it got bent or damaged
the reason for the birds nest under the fabric, the thread came off the thread take up lever, if it does it again you can try a piece of tape over it so the thread won't come off of the thread take up lever again
I use to have trouble with mine doing that.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Singer CE250 Futura problems with timing and bird nesting

Needle could be loose or bended or use another size. Put the needle all the way out and the insert a new one inside making sure is the right way in (flat part hasto be looking oposite of you).

another thing is that the Tension could be too tight.

Last, Rethread the machine with another thread to make sure is good.

Hope it helps

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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generalmente se introduce algo de material o restos de hilo, entre los platillos de tension y no permiten apretar el hilo, por lo que pasa suelto. Al pasar sin suficiente tension ,el hilo de abajo,que tiene mas tension lo arrastra y lo amontona bajo la tela.-
Se debe sacar tensor completo y limpiar, al momento de esto, se debe revisar el muelle de tension( resorte) que es una pieza de desgaste

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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