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Bernina Aurora 430

I have a fairly new Bernina 430 machine with embroidery module. While working on an embroidery project, I had a thread break. Fixed it and rethreaded the machine. Now the machine will complete 45 stitches and then I hear the "broken thread" alarm again and it stops. There's no thread break, though. Does this every 45 stitches. I called the dealer and she said to check a spring on the take-up arm. I did that, but it didn't help. Any ideas? Thanks,

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Re: Bernina Aurora 430

I figured out the solution for this issue. It all has to do with the threading. And I mean literally follow the instructions word for word. Most importantly is the Bobbin thread. make sure to thread the bobbin through the case eyelet.

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