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Bobbin problems! I have a Babylock ESE2, it is approx. 4 years old. I have a problem within the bobbin case area. As soon as I start my machine to embroidery, I can hear the thread catching on something, then of course the upper thread breaks. I have replaced the boobin case/shuttle-this did not remedy the problem. I don't see any thread caught anywhere. What can be the problem??? Help!!! Thanks in advance, C.Littleton

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MAKE SURE you are using the correct SIZE bobbin. Some of the older plastic bobbins don't swap around in the newer machines & just because they LOOK the same doesn't mean they are. If you are absolutely POSITIVE you are using the right size bobbin (mark it w/ a permanent marker if you have to, to keep track of it), check & double check you are putting the bobbin in the case in the right direction & make sure there aren't any loose threads anywhere in the area where the bobbin sits... be sure all little dust bunnies are removed. I know it sounds redundant but get your book out & be POSITIVE you are threading thru all the thread paths in the right direction. My Babylock is supremely **** when it comes to putting the shuttle back in after I've cleaned the bobbin area & if I don't get it back exactly where it supposed to go, it won't sew right. I always have to get my book back & check it out again step by step. I have it do crazy stuff just because there was a little tail hanging out where the bobbin started to wind that I didn't cut off close enough.

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This sounds like a bent or burred needle. Embroidery takes a toll on the needle and typically, they will only last for about 8 hours of use in straight stitch machine. Put a fresh needle in and see if this fixes the problem.

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