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I have a pc-8500 and the top thread breaks constantly. I have taken the side off...and see no thread tangled inside...as well as haven taken off the bobbin plate to make sure there is no thread tangled there either.

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  • digger77 Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. I just bought a PC 8500 used. I can't even sew a straight stitch without the top thread breaking. It and the bobbin are load correctly. I took off the plate and cleaned it thoroughly. I hand turned it with the plate off to see what was happening. it looks like the top thread is being pulled down into the bobbin area and becoming tangled on the shuttle. Is there any solution for this besides taking it to be serviced?

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OK. I was just being kind of an idiot. I replaced the bobbin spool with one that came with it and it's working fine now. Apparently this machine is very picky about the type of bobbin you use.

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Have a brother 8200 upgraded to a 8500. The touch screen seems to move to the right after some use. Is there a way that I can fix this or does it have to go to the shop.

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