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Two problems : 1. I have a Designer 1. When e

Two problems : 1. I have a Designer 1. When e mbroidering, the bobbin thread loops on the back of the design...not too pretty.
2. when the bobbin is out or the bobbin thread break, I do not get an "alarm" or indicator. The ma chine just keeps on going until I notice so mething is wrong.

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Ok,...both problems are probably related to the same componet, your upper thread tension assembly. It has a sensor which sends the message when the thread is broken. It also would be the culprit for looping. There is not much you can do except look for lint or loose threads in the threading paths around the upper thread tension assembly and remove it if you see some. You could try setting the upper tension to larger number to see if it will help but sooner or later it will need to see a tech.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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