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Thread breaking the two small wheels that press against a shaft and control the thread coming from the spool are jammed by pieces of thread wrapped in behind them....question is, how to clear them?

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  • bcce Nov 11, 2008

    I am too having the thread breaking problem and it seems to be coming from somewhere inside. I have done all the troubleshooting techniques that you would normally do, and I have taken the cover off where the light is but it is shreading my thread after sewing about half of design, this occurs with good thread, new needle and all the right other things. It is in the shop now but this will be the second time and not sure if it will be fixed yet until I get it back. It seems to be a tension problem but tensions are right so I think it must be in the wheels inside, possible threads stuck somewhere inside. How do I correct this thread breaking problem.
    Thanks for any help! I am so flustered.


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On top of each of the wheels is a circlip. Remove the clips carefully (they will spring off) Remove the rubber wheels, remove thread lint etc. Replace wheels and clips. It the wheels appear to have developed a groove where the thread runs rplace the wheels. They can be purchased from an authorized Babylock dealer.

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