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When I use my machine, it winds the bobbin too much at the bottom. Where it almost looks like a hersey's kiss. I have called brother many times, to no avil. And i also belong to yahoo group for sewing machines like mine and no help.

Sometimes it winds the thread under the bobbin too and is very hard to get out. But not inside the machine.

My machine was bought in 2000, but has not been used til this yr, I have not sewn one item on it yet. I purchased it at walmart, and its been discontined there, so no help there either.

What if this is just a lemon? Where can I go then?

I have been sewing for many years, my other machines are white 8910, 17 yrs old works perfect, my singer featherwieght, no problem, and other singers in the past.

Is Brother just a dud?


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    alicia enos Jun 09, 2008

    ok where or what is the "guide"

    i was told never to allow magnets near a computerized sewing machine, same as you would keep them away from a pc?

    i was already told to use my finger to guide the thread, but i think for a new machine, i shouldnt have to be doing this every time i wish to thread a new bobbin.

    My 17 yr old white i never have to , but it threads on the lower right of my machine.

  • alicia  enos
    alicia enos Jun 09, 2008

    ill try that now and get back with you all, thanks.


  • alicia  enos
    alicia enos Jun 09, 2008

    ok we just looked at my machine and i do know where you are talking about now, just saying "guide" threw me, lol.

    thread guide i knew. and i have tried adjusting it before , but i will try again later when i get offline for a while,

    its just there is no way i can use my finger to guide the thread up and down to get a evenness like others have suggested due to me having carpal really severe up to my shoulders and i have fibromyalgia.

    but i really do appreciate the help.

    i know this should be a simple thing, but i have talked to lots of other people who own a brother machine and they are having the same problem, and this has bothered me so much my finacee even bought that $30 side winder, and it was a bigger joke and went back. Others didnt like it either. As I belong to a brother yahoo group for sewing.




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Try to lift the guide before the bobbin winder, by 2-3 millimeters.
If you can't lift the guide, then put something between the two, (a magnet perhaps) just to lift the thread a little bit upwards during winding.

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    Antonis Lasettas Jun 09, 2008

    The thread guide is held in position usualy, with a screw.

    Undo the screw, and lift the guide by 2-3-mm.

    If you can't adjust the guide, the only solution, is to lift the thread, between the guide and bobbin winder, by puting something under the thread.



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