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Brother Pacesetter 8500 touchscreen doesn't work

The touchscreen comes up with a picture of 2 threads to make the LED display lighter or darker. You're supposed to adjust this, turn off the machine and restart to go to the regular Disney sewing screen. The machine is not responding to any touches and when I restart it, just comes up with the same LED screen. Tis has happened before but has righted itself after a few turnoffs. Help!!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Put the thread through one of the holes. Then put the bobbin on the spindle. Pull about 3 or 4 inches out of the hole and hold on to it. Start winding the bobbin. After about ten turns, or when the winding thread is secure, you can stop the machine and cut off this 3 or 4 inch tail. To insure that the thread winds up and down the bobbin and not off the top or bottom, there is probably a metal bobbin tension disk that the thread must pass around before it goes to the bobbin. It is probably on the left of the machine and may or may not be part of a thread guide. The thread must pass around this disk on its way to the bobbin in order to put tension on the thread so it will wind properly. If you can't find the disk, which is a small metal button or screw with some type of somewhat moveable spring cap, you can just get the thread to pass through your thumb and forefinger. Hold your hand 6 or 8 inches to the left of the bobbin and pass the thread between your thumb and forefinger so that it makes the thread go in a direct straight line to the bobbin. Pinch the thread only enough to keep it taught but not tight and let it flow through your finger to the bobbin. The thread should go up and down evenly on the bobbin. If not, move your hand up or down to position it so the thread will wind up and down smoothly. It will not be necessary to move your hand once you find the correct position needed for winding.

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother Sewing Machine model:CS8150 bobbin thread problems

The top of the machine is not threaded correctly. First raise the presserfot then rethread the machine. Bottom looping is usually caused by a lack of top tension. There could allso be a bur on the hook.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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when i try to pick up the bobbin thread it does not pick it up at all i even try threading it all back over many times can yuo help me please

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Thread from bobin doesn`t leave smooth sewing on bottom of fabric

hi make sure pressure foot is raised before you start to thread machine ortherwise thread will not slide between tension discs this will cause bunching underside of fabric ...good idea to replace needle good luck
mary h

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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