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Husqvarna Viking #1plus bobbin problem

Some threads got jammed in my machine and after I cut them and cleaned them out I had a problem with the bobbin tension. The bottom of my work looks better than the top. It seems like the bobbin thread is being pulled to the top. I have noticed the thread pulls out of the case very loosely so I tightened the screw on the bobbin case It made no difference. I checked it for threads or fuzz but found none. Any advice? I am having the same difficulty when embroidering. The bobbin thread is completely pulling through to the top of my design it looks awful. Sewing it works just fine. ThanksIn making embroidered napkins the first several were just perfect. On the 4th one the bobbin thread appeared to be pulled through to the front of the design. I've tried changing stablizer, needle, cleaning bobbin case, changing bobbins and still the problem exists. I know it isn't the design as it worked perfectly the first few times. Haven't tried invisible bobbin thread but that is the next step. Does anyone else have any other suggestions? They would be appreciated.

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  • kjean1 Feb 04, 2009

    I have purchased pre-wound husquvarna bobbins, cleaned the bobbin case thoroughly, changed needles, tried using various types and weights of stabilizers to no avail. The first three times I used the pattern the embroidery was flawless, since then the bobbin thread has shown through. Is there some setting or other machine function that is causing this?

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You will need to override the (AUTOMATIC SELF ADJUSTING TENSION) in settings menu.

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Welcome To Fixya! I have changed stabalizers and the type of bobbin thread i am using (invisible poly) and it seemd to have solved the problem. Note: wind invisible thread very slowly and carefully it is like fishing line. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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This sounds like the bobbin thread tension adjuster is broken and will need fixed

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A burr in your presser foot’s needle hole may be cutting your thread.


Lint or dirt between your tension disks may be keeping your tension from working properly.
Clean out any you find.

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To start reset your machine settings, so to ensure it is not a setting problem. Check if you have the problem only with a specific settings and needle type/size.

Ensure that you are winding the bobbin slowly enough so to allow less stretch to the thread

If you have done all the rest, then try using invisible or monofilament thread.




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