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Plugged in machine and turned it on. The light flickered, but then there was no power. Think it's a short? Thanks

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This will happen if you wind your bobbin at full speed. The thread wraps around the center of the bobbin too tightly and causes it to close tight around the winder. Most times if you take off part of the thread you can get it off. But you can prevent this from happening next time by winding more slowly.

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My Viking Rose bobbin winder wont release my bobbin. This is the second time this has happened with the same bobbin, and I got it off the first time by gently manipulating the bobbin. It was full of thread so I decided to use it and then dispose of the empty bobbin. Well, you can imagine what happened! When it was empty, I, of course, forgot and put it right back on the winder. What do I do?

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