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The bobbin binds up underneath plate and stops

The bobbin binds up and i have to cut the material in order to get it out

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    same issue, but i have a scandinavia 200. i think it might have something to do with thread tension, but not sure. help!

  • marcat43 Jan 07, 2009

    i FOUND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG THE BAR THAT MOVES OVER WITH THE CUTTER BLADE TO CUT THREAD IS BROKEN THANKS FOR THE INPUT .........MARCAT43

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Hello, I have a Designer 1 and an SE.
You did not say what you are doing when this happens.

When this happens to me, it is usually because the feed dogs are unable to advance the fabric. If I am mending and using the zigzag and get a lump in the mend, the fabric hangs and if I keep sewing, I will get a huge nest.

I have found that listening to the machine can tell you when something is not right and you can stop it before you get a huge nest.

Here is what I would do-
1. Un thread the machine and re thread. Make sure you are in the take up hook. The silver metal hook that goes up and down and advances the thread.
2. Check that the bobbin is not wound too much. This can be adjusted by turning the white button adjacent to the bobbin winder.




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