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Bernina 170e Top thread catching around bobbin and knotting

My 170e will embroider fine and all of a sudden the top thread bunches around bobbin casing and knots up on fabric and in top plate needle hole. Nothing specific seems to cause it. Just randomly happens. Sure can put an end to a nice project. Also if the machine is fixable any ideas where I can find the older software? I have Artlink v3 and CPS v4 and have to run on windows 98. I wondered about Artista. I am limited on putting together designs and especially fonts.

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  • Jan is Feb 06, 2008

    Still hoping for a solution of the thread binding and knotting. I have cleaned between the tension plates, I checked the tension, and threaded with needle in stop position. It seems like the tension gets tighter and tighter until it holds the needle from going farther. I can tell when it happens because of the sound. The bobbin sounds loose and noisy.

  • Jan is Feb 06, 2008

    OK I thought so, but hoped for an easier solution. Anyone else have anything to add? I would like to have some knowledge when I contact a service center.
    Thanks
    Jawic

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Just give it a try by lubricating the edges of the bobbin case ,,,due to friction the thread wont be able to come out from the bobbin with ease,,,,..
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Hi,

Try this out:

When you thread the machine...to ensure it is right in the top tension. Thread as far as the take-up lever and stop.
Set the presser foot down. Turn the top tension dial to zero, and then to 3 or 5. While turn the dial, pull the thread some to see if it tightens up as teh dial is increased in numbers.

After the thread comes out of the tension discs, it should then go through the check spring, then up to the take-lever.
The needle is correct, and thread from the inside out, meaning right to left.

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  • Priya darshan Feb 06, 2008

    When you remove your bobbin case, bobbin, and two extra pieces, the
    piece that is left in the machine has a spring around it. Check to see
    if the spring is broken as this causes noise in bobbin


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Hi there

embroiding machines like this one nowadays have limited troubleshooting and issues that is fixed. however, the only way for you to really know the exact cause why you are having random errors with your machine is to bring it to a service center and have them diagnose this for you before they could make a probable solution to the problem.

Again, it does frustrates whenever you are in a middle of a project and suddenly the machine goes haywire.

Glad to read that you are taking good care of your machine. i quick way to determine though aswhat youve said, is the sound. you will know that theres an error with the sound it makes. Practically thinking boils down to a faulty cogwheel somewhere inside the machine.

So, my only suggestion is for you to have your embroidering machine serviced in a service center for the technician to actually have a look at your machine.

thanks for reading and hope this helps.

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hers the dl link ok butthey dont make it for win98 just vista and xp ok thx nick

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