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Designer One "broken thread"

Can't figure out why the machine stops, giving me the message that the upper thread is broken. It isn't broken, nor misfed. I did discover that many times it was because the upper spool of thread was too free spinning. Using the spool holder more firmly helped. However, after sewing for several hours without problem last night, today I can't sew more than a couple inches without getting the thread broken message, same stitch, thread and fabric. This has been on-going, despite being at the shop twice. Help!

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  • Kathy1226 Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problen and have tried everything from shutting off the machine, to re-threading both top and bobbin and it still does it. I would never buy another Husqvarna sewing machine. Too many problems.



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If the upper thread spool is spinning allowing slack to the inlet of the tension assy and the machine gives a broken thread indication shortly afterward, the pre-tension assy needs to be adjusted. If the machine has the original "snap in" tension assy that was in the first generation of Designer 1, have it replaced with the modern "lay in" tension assy. Slack at the spool should never cause a broken thread indication as long at the thread is in the pre-tension assy.
Sulky thread will work as well in a Designer 1 as any other embroidery thread as long as it is properly adjusted.
One thing that you can look for, when the machine is sewing, watch the thread as it passes out of the left hand side of the tension disks. It should exit the disks at the 9 o'clock position. If it starts to drift up to the 10 or 11 position and then you get a broken thread warning, the pre tension must be increased.

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It took a while but I finally found the solution to the "beeping" message that my thread broke when it really didn't. I was using Sulky thread! After spending two hours with a great Designer 1 repair person on a simple design, we determined it was the Sulky. We tried a simple design using Robison-Anton (no problems), Madeira (no problems) but as soon as we put Sulky in, it couldn't sew more than three stitches. I'm tossing all of my Sulky and never buying it again.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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This usually happens on my Des1 if the upper thread has not caught the bobbin thread at the first stitch. Make sure you have enough bobbin available (sometimes the cutters cut it too short) to be caught, and that you hold down the upper thread with your finger for the first one or two stitches. Most times this happens, though, it is from faulty upper thread threading - hate to admit it, having been a sewist for many, many years but sometimes we are just too careless with stuff we do a kazillion times a day.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Prior to sewing on a new project, check the upper tension. sounds like something is automatically releasing the tension so that it reads 'no tension' . also, the lower tension could be contributing to the problem, so it should be checked also. if the upper tension is totally released after the machine is turned off, the tech needs to know this. same thing goes for the lower tension ( bobbin tension). good luck

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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