I've made some new bobbin last night. When i tried to used my machine this morning to do some embroidery project, as soon as i start, i get the following error: "bobbin winder is in operation mode".
I tried closing the software, turning off the machine, rebooting my computer, thread another bobbin, the bobbin winder is at the left position, nothing work, as soon as i try starting the embroidery project, i does a few stitches, then starts beeping with the same error message, bobbin winder is in operation.
Ive done that already, didnt change anything.
My husband figured it out... It turns out that the metal pin used to keep the bobbin in place while its spinning was stuck and wasnt out completly, making the machine think there was a bobbin on the winder even if there wasnt.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
Re: Bobbin winder is in operation mode
Try to change the bobbin winder position from left to the right and back again, probably it hasn't moved exactly to the proper position.
Check the version of the software and machine firmware under menu Help->About Futura. If you do not have the latest ones, you can update them through Live Update in the same submenu.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Until you can get your bobbin winder repaired, I'd suggest picking up a bobbin winder at your local fabric store. The last time I noticed, they cost about $30. Many sewists prefer to use this little accessory inside of wearing out the bobbin winder on their sewing machine. Also, if you more than one thread cone, you can rewind bobbins without unthreading your sewing machine.
truthfully I think their something wrong with the computer in the machine because the bobbin locked up. sometimes when a sewing machine jams it can make the machine jump time. but the needle moved positions, some part of the machine is changed during the jam up, even tho you reset it. embroidery machine are expensive, my suggestion is to have the machine checked
If you try to wind the bobbin with the embroidery unit on, you need to send a design to the machine before trying to wind the bobbin. If the embroidery unit is off, you should wind the bobbins without any problems
What are you doing when this happens, embroidery or sewing? Also are you creating a nest, or does the bobbin not move freely?
Check to see that the bobbin is not over wound. The thread should not touch the sides of the bobbin case. This can happen if the bobbin adjustment, the white dial adjacent to the bobbin winder, has been turned and the bobbin winder kicks off too late.
To clarify, take the thread from the spool, through that little clip, loop it around the little metal button piece at the top (should have a diagram on top of the machine), then through one of the tiny holes in the upper side of a bobbin. Place the bobbin on the vertical bobbin winder pin/rod on top of the machine then be sure to snap that pin/rod all the way to the right to engage motor. Then try. Most of the time people forget to push the bobbin winder pin/rod to the right which leaves the machine in sewing mode rather than in bobbin winding mode. Easy mistake. ;)
You should always use proper Bobbin Thread for embroidery - not a bobbin wound from regular dressmaking thread. You are right, the special bobbin thread is thinner so that the embroidery thread will be pulled to the underside and you get a nice shiny embroidery on top with no bobbin showing through. Wind yourself 6 or more bobbins at a time of bobbin thread to always have some on hand, or buy the pre-wound L size ones. All embroidery machines - no matter what brand - recommend using bobbin thread for embroidery. It is readily available at all sewing stores, probably even Spotlight would carry some. If you get stuck for a supply, try overlocker thread.