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Brother PE 400 D threading bobbin problems

First my machine started saying "check if upper or lower thread is broke" even though it wasn't and we took the bobbin section apart and now it will not thread the bobbin through

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Bobbin thread is coming up side while designing

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Re: Brother PE 400 D threading bobbin problems

Im going to help you as much as i can,,,,try using a bobbin that is already threaded and make sure bobbin is in bobbin case correctly, make sure machine is threaded to instructions in book,,,if this is all done exactly u should not have a problem unless something is jammed

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Thread breaking, not even threaded in needle anymore, thread gets caught on spool sometimes

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1.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
Or the needle could be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5
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Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
1.always start with a empty bobbin
Never wind one color over the other
2.choose thread that is identical in color & type as the one to be used for upper threading
3.wind the bobbin evenly across & in layers
4.don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
5.bent bobbin--replace
6.lint built up in the bobbin case--frequent cleanings will eliminate this problem, the more often you use the sewing machine the more often it needs to be cleaned
7.thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case, check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly, & that you are using the right kind of bobbin

for the top & bobbin thread keep thread tails of 3 to 6 inches long pulled behind the needle before you start sewing

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Lower thread keeps jamming even though bobbin case is clean and tension on thread has been adjusted.

Here are some things to try.

* Re-thread your machine

* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you

Also, before you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
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