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Designer 1 says thread is broke and it isn't

Designer 1 while embroidery machine stops an says thread is broke but it isn't. Sometimes it sews for a while and sometimes it keeps stopping. But it does start right up again. Please help, I have had 2 repair people look at this and say nothing is wrong. I have had this machine since 2001 and never had this happen before. help me please.

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  • mvernick Apr 21, 2009

    I have this problem too. The machine sews 5 stitches and then tells me the spool thread is broken. The only possible way of avoiding this is to sew very FAST. While it has been intermittent in the past, the problem recurs with more frequency today. I would love to get my hands on the official Designer I repair and maintenance manual. Are they available?

  • Kent Sechrest
    Kent Sechrest May 11, 2010

    It is tricky. if you are very comfortable with mechanical things I can tell you what to do

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You may notice that the machine works if you sew very slowly, as most repair technicians do. If it warns you at high speed, make sure to demonstrate this when you take it in.

I don't know how kent581 is going to explain this to you. I do know what is wrong and you will need pictures to get this apart and back together by yourself. If you still have a good relationship with someone that has worked on it for you, have them contact me.
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