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Bobbin Thread cutter no longer works

I took the bobbin case out of my machine to clean the lint out.. I think I dislodged the cutter blade in the process as there was a small blade lose in the bottom of the case. The machine no longer pulls the thread to the back of the fabric or cuts it off.
What have I done wrong?
Wendy

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  • maribe123 Sep 07, 2008

    The same think happened to me, so I really hope someone can help!

  • Annika080 Oct 13, 2008

    Well, I was sewing like crazy and broke the needle and the same thing happened to me. I have no idea how it looked before the disaster so I really need some help in this matter.

    Regards
    Annika


  • kbailey590 Oct 25, 2008

    Any help with this yet? I also am having the same problem

  • wendyowden Oct 27, 2008

    This is how I fixed it.... it wasn't beyond the wit of woman - but I was very slow to get it as I was worried about how much it would cost to get it wrong! I am sure this is fraught with danger and these are very expensive machines - just keep them clean with the little brush they provide!



    a) the cutter blade I had found was a spare - it is housed in the front edge of the bobbin case - just to the left of the little hook/thread guide that you pass the thread through when setting a fresh bobbin. There are a couple of little slots - the blade slots in safely 'till you need it. When it is all back in place it is hidden inside the machine parallel to the front edge.. you wouldn't even know it was there!



    b) before I found that I wasted a lot of time on an unnecessary and nearly expensive detour.

    DON'T do this......

    I took off the plastic cover to the left of the bobbin case. This is where the thread cutter sits. I took the cutter out, cleaned it and set it back again... incorrectly.

    It took me many attempts to get the thread cutter reseated properly (in the process I lost a tiny circlip from the back of the mechanism which I should never have touched.. a new one would have been £50 with delivery), fortunately, with patience and an industrial magnet I found it and, eventually, I got it all back together.

    If you have done this... Don't touch the little gears or the circlip - they are not the problem!



    The blade sits in the blade holder (sticking out far enough to break the thread when drawn across it)

    The blade holder rides in the little rail on your side of the cutter arm

    The leg of the blade holder sits within the little square ridge thereby restricting its movement

    The two pins from the gear mechanism sit in the little slots on the top of the cutter arm and push it across towards the bobbin case.



    If you have been as daft as I was - and taken it apart - I can send a photo... but if you don't take the cover off and mess about with it - it won't go wrong!

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I have a designer SE, I ran across this site and found it very helpful. This person is a retired machine repair person and has a wealth of knowlege. <http://www.sewmuch4retirement.com/tips.html> from what I understand the blade needs to be cleaned as part of the Maintenance, it also can be replaced.

Take a look at this site, perhaps it will help

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If you have changed the needle and rethreaded the machine, then take apart your bobbin and make certain there are no small pieces of thread or lint in it.

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