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I have a 440QE Bernina and when I begin stitching, the thread on the top is discolored yellow for about 15 inches. This did not use to be the case. I faithfully keep my machine oiled.

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How much oil are you applying to the machine? Should only be one drop on the shuttle/hook area. If oil is discoloring the thread, then it is picking it up somewhere that it shouldn't. You might try wiping out any excess oil and keeping it clean.

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1. Clean it! I've seen machines that haven't been properly cleaned for years. If there is lint, dust or dirt in the bobbin area especially, the looper won't work correctly and the stitch won't form. Be sure to take out the bobbin when you do this.
2. Oil it. Follow your manufacturer's instructions for this. If you don't have a book, contact Bernina and get one.
3. Change the needle and check the tensioning disks to be sure that no lint, old thread, etc. has got caught in it.
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