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When threading the bobbin the manual says to thread the bobbin through point a and then to thread it through point b until you hear a click - there is no waqy to thread the bobbin through point b - trying to just breaks the thread. I started with an embroidery thread and then went to a heavier thread - but no way to get the thread through point b - could there be a defect in my machine?

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  • apcbink Jun 02, 2008

    I don't feel that I should have to pay anything to make my new machine work. I keep getting the E1 message. There is no way to make the b threading guide to "click". It is not just me - my husband tried too - there is no way to get the thread through B

  • apcbink Jun 02, 2008

    Please let me know if there is a problem with my machine - should I return it?

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. While threading the top part you’ll need to pull the thread back and forth in the top thread guide and check the tail in front is not curly. If still the issue persists, then it means that the machine has a bad thread sensor on it and needs to be replaced. In this case you can return the machine and get a new one instead to take the gain of the warrantee.


Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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Do you have a manual for it? It sounds to me like the top thread is too loose and as it is pulled down and around the rotary hook there is no tension on it to pull it back up through the fabric and form a stitch which is then causing it to jam. Then once youve gots bits of thread in there, its just jamming and jamming. Cleaning out the bobbin holder as you described is good, you may need to do it again and ensure all bits of thread are out of it.

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