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My Futura ce-250 has started beeping error code 88 & continuiosly flashing all lights every time the needle reaches its highest position. It will not sew or embroid. The manual suggests the code & lights are 'machine malfunction'. Has anyone had this problem? I'm wondering if it's a broken sensor of some sort? how did you fix it? Thanks....

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I had that same problem and it was due to the thread being too tight. Put the thread net on your thread and it should be ok.

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SOURCE: Thread break warning when thraed is fine

Try switching to a higher quality thread, and blowing out the upper assemblies with canned air. (Making sure the machine is turned off before you do so.) Many problems are associated with low-quality thread, (Coats and Clark is the worst offender in this category.) Set your tension to about 4.5 and then try sewing again.
If this doesn't help, you may have a bad sensor, which would require service.


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Dear Magarita, The safety device is activated when thread gets entangled around the bobbin case. First check by removing the plastic see-through plate. If necessary remove the 2 scews on the metal needle plate and remove the bobbin case completely. Put it back and test by turning the handwheel. It should turn freely.

Hope this solves your problem.

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SOURCE: The needle constantly breaks while embroidering.

My foot does this with different thickness of fabrics, it will make the foot land in different, areas, sometimes making the needle hit the foot. Always check needle position before you start embroidering. once your hoop is ready, check the clearance. I often have to use a small roll of non slip material under the foot handle, the one used to bring the foot down. And I use this to adjust the needle postition so it will always land in the middle of the embroidery foot. There is also a way to adjust the height of the needle arm but that's too complicated to get into here and I've never personally tried it.

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