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The thread on my ellisimo gold keeps shredding

The upper thread shreds when i have only embroidered a few 100 stitches

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Try changing the needle
and also check for burrs on the needle plate and in the bobbin
area

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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I just posted this under another Brother machine...mine is a se 350 but, might be the same problem!! Hi....I also kept getting the check and rethread upper thread message, I'd sew about 15 stitches and it'd stop. Here's what I did. On the left of the machine, in the back there is a screw....loosen that screw, take cover off, then lift straigt up and out on the cover that has the 3 on it in your threading seqence. Next, I started inspecting and cleaning the thread route from top to bottom. Lo and behold....I get to the place where you come down the front of the machine and turn to go back up and I spot a little slice/cut in the plastic piece so, when I was threading the machine I guess I was pulling it to far to the left causing it to wear a little slice/cut in that piece....so, I finished cutting it off with a utility knife, used an emery board to smooth it down, put the covers back on and it works GREAT!!!! Who would've ever thought that it'd be so easy and save me a bunch of money!!! I sure hope this helps someone.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

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Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Designer 1: upper thread shredding while embroidering

I too, have the same problem withmy Designer 1. I just bought ISACORD brand polyester embroidery thread to hopefully solve this problem, but I believe it must be a tension problem. I have a "date" with the repair lady on Friday (11/22/08) and if it gets repaired I will re-post what the problem was. Still love the machine WHEN IT SEWS!!

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: needle up down moves the embroider

It's okay - it's supposed to do that! The Needle Down button has a different function when you are in Embroidery mode i.e. you have the emb. unit attached.
It moves the emb. arm forward for two reasons: so you can cut top-side jump stitches more easily between colour changes (you touch the button again and the emb. arm returns to under the needle so you can finish the design); and secondly so you can "park" the embroidery unit when you are finished. You can then turn the machine off, remove the emb. unit and replace it in the carry case. If you DON'T do this, the emb. arm is not in the right position to fit into the moulded carry case properly.

The Broken Thread message usually means that it has started the colour, but the thread has been pulled down underneath instead of making nice locked stitches. Hold onto the thread end until the machine has stopped and beeped for you to cut the thread. This usually solves that problem. Sometimes the thread gets pulled out of your hand so just back up the stitches a few and start over, holding the thread more tightly. Don't tug on the thread - just keep a firm grip.

Designer 1s often cut the bobbin thread too short so that it can't make those nice locked stitches when it starts. You need to take off the hoop, open up the bobbin cover and use your stylus, the tip of a pair of scissors, tweezers (whatever is to hand) to pull the bobbin thread out a little. Instead of cutting it on the bobbin thread cutter, just let it hang outside by 1/8" or so. That way you can be sure there is enough bobbin thread available for the stitch to lock. Don't use the scissors button on the machine after every colour change. Sure, it makes for a tidier back of the embroidery with less work for you afterwards, but if it means you are taking the hoop and bobbin cover off after every colour change then it is not worth it in time-saving.
If your machine is doing this - cutting the bobbin thread too short - mention it to your tech. when you machine goes in for its next service. He may be able to tweak the bobbin cutter so it does not cut so close.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Constant thread breakage.

Well it sounds like you're using a decent thread, that can often be the issue. Just wondering if your top thread is too tight? Might be worth fiddling with the tension to see.

Another thought could be look at the trouble shooting guide in your manual as most have one, but my gut instinct would be the tension.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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Install brand new needle(s). Make sure the needle eye is the appropriate size for the thread you are using. Check that the needle is the correct type for the fabric & thread, ie coarse (abrasive) fabric would benefit from the protection of a top stitch needle which has a larger scarf.

Sometimes the thread is being held back in the thread path causing the needle to wear and shred the thread. Check that the upper tension is correct. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread. Make sure the upper thread follows the correct path and that it is not threaded incorrectly or looped around the spool pin or a thread guide.

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First, install a brand new needle. Verify that it is the correct needle and needle eye size for the thread and fabric you are sewing. (Change needles frequently. Needles are the most inexpensive sewing accessory and most the most common repair for a malfunctioning sewing machine.)

What you are experiencing sounds like the thread is shredding at the needle eye and eventually breaking. Sometimes, a top stitch needle will work better because the groove in the back of the needle shields the thread better as the needle pierces the fabric multiple times. A piece of thread can pierce the fabric over a dozen times before it forms a stitch, so friction and rough fabric will take its toll.

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Remove the thread from your machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread from the beginning. The raised presser foot releases the tension disk so the thread will seat properly.

Check that the upper tension is set somewhere around the midway point. This is a factory standard although most machines may require some adjustments. Test the stitch on your fabric. The tension is ideal when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. If the bobbin thread shows on top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. If the upper thread shows on the underside of the fabric, the upper tension is too loose.

If the thread is still shredding, then there's a likelihood there is a burr or nick somewhere on the needleplate or in the bobbin/hook area. If you wrap your index finger with fine fabric (like old hosiery) and rub you finger around, you may find the burr. If it is small, you can lightly smooth it with a fine emery board. If it is a large one, you may need to replace the part.

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