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Cannot come out of "Bobbin Winding selected" mode

I had not used my machine for some time now.
Now the machine stays in "bobbin winding selected" mode. When I run the machine with with switch moved to "Bobbin" image side it works propertly only bobbin spins. If I move switch to the needle image side both bobbin and needle moves. On display it contines to say "Bobbin winding selected"!!
The previous setting was for zig-zag!! I am stuck with this setting. Please help


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  • goodshepherd Feb 26, 2008

    Hi BB,
    I found a manual over the net. It did not help.

    I did exactly that "Open the machine and play around".
    To my own surprise I figured that the bobbin which should have moved to non winding state had not moved and something was holding it up. I don't know what was holding it up. What was I gonna loose anyway? Right, I gave it a hard push in every direction I could, like trying to open a number lock combination. It worked!!!! Well every thing works fine, almost everything.
    All I lost after this sheer muscle power is almost nothing, everytime I change the switch from bobbin to needle I will have to slide the bobbin holder manually to unwinding position. Hey! I can do that without having to open the casing.



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If this were a Janome, it would indicate that a sensor for the bobbin winder needs adjusting, so the safest way forward is to seek the advice of your local Brother dealer, or contact Brother in your home country for details of nearest agent.

Sorry to say,........sometimes these things really do need to be seen to by trained technicians with access to diagnostic equipment and workshop manuals, they cannot be done via email, and if you just open the machine and play around it will end up at a workshop anyway.

Apologies to be the bearer of such news....every day I give thanks that I am not a veterinarian.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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    Hassy Feb 26, 2008

    Well congratulations, I think you got lucky........I would never advise anyone to force anything, sewing machine or world superpower........hope you have not broken a spring that may come back to haunt.

    So far as manuals are concerned, there are several for each machine,

    the Instructions or User Guide for the owner to learn the stitch capabilities and how to use their new machine,

    a Parts List with an exploded view of each nut, bolt and armature etc,

    and then the one that is for Service Technicians, the Workshop or Service Manual, a wealth of tech info on tolerances and settings .......... it was the latter to which I referred, sorry if this caused confusion.



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