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I keep getting an "thread is empty" sign when it isn't.

I have a husqvarna 955E and after a few stitches an E will flash and the machine will stop sewing. This is the sign that the thread is empty and it's not. I have re- threaded the machine several times, changed the needle, changed the bobbin, turned the machine off and let it reset and unplugged it. nothing helps. I would appreciate any help I can get.

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  • No2more Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same machine and have received the same message.. The E is an error message, not thread is empty. Something is causing the error message and it could be the tension of the thread. You have checked the most common reasons, now check to see if it is bunching up underneath or if you are using the proper thread.. Are you using the proper needle? Is your bobbin threaded properly? Normally those will solve the problem.



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Sounds like the thread out sensor needs to obe adjusted. It is around the takeup lever. What the bottom area between the tension and take up lever to see where the spring pulls up slightly when the thread becomes taunt. Probably close to the tension adjustment dial. The spring needs to be adjusted--probably down slightly. I would recommend taking it to authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for repair. This is not something that can be done by the owner typically. Check Husqvarna Viking website for dealer closest too you.

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