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Safety feature activated?

I recently cleaned out my bobbin case and know when i try to embroidery it makes a funny noise and says safety feature activated. What does this mean? Please help!

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  • Godsgirl Nov 20, 2007

    I seem to have tripped my safety feature too and can't turn it off. Please help!!

  • lstoldt Dec 02, 2007

    I fixed mine. I put in a new needle and realigned the bobbin case. When i put the bobbin case back in originally i didnt get it right.

    It runs like a dream know.

  • lcconner Dec 26, 2007

    New machine, but it keeps saying the safety lock is on. Seems the needle bar is in wrong placement as it hits the throat plate. Have tried turning off/on sewing machine, embroidery, several different stitiches but nothing seems to reset it so that it is in the correct position.



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If you can return the machine and get your money back. this machine is nothing but TROUBLE and will continue to have problems.

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