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Spotty embroidery The "center panel" of the stitching path is loose.  As the machine sews it moves back and forth with a tapping noise and any satin/embdy stitch is not made completely because the needle will not go down into the cloth, especially on the left side. Any suggestions appreciated.  Thanks.

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  • subeth Aug 26, 2008

    yes. It seems a screw had worked loose. Thanks.

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Ensure that the panel is properly fixed to the machine, check that it is not ajust a bad threading problem.

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There are really only two things that can cause bottom (note: remember that problems with the bottom thread, almost always comes from the top and not the bobbin. Bobbins rarely need tension adjustments). These two things are:
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