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From: Kat251247
Date: 02-21-2006, 09:18 AM (1 of 6)
I am new to machine-sewing and have encountered a problem with my Brother CS-80. It's making a terrible clicking sound when I try to sew and when the needle does get through the material it creates a tangled mess on the bobbin-side of the fabric. The machine does not indicate an error, though. I've tried using different types of thread, rethreading, turning the machine on/off, changing the needle. Can you help me? Thank you so much for your time.
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User: Kat251247
Member since: 02-21-2006
Total posts: 2
From: stitchmaniac
Date: 02-22-2006, 02:46 AM (2 of 6)
It sounds like it is not threaded properly. It is very easy to miss one of the tension discs and then you get a birds nest in the bobbin area. Unthread it, take out the bobbin and clean the area of any thread bits or lint. Did you break a needle? Make certain, if you did, that you found all the pieces of the needle...i.e. the tip. Put the bobbin back, making certain the bobbin is in the shuttle correctly (coming off the bobbin in the correct direction). Now rethread the top. Make sure there are no burs on the needle. If you are still having problems after cleaning, checking and rethreading, call your dealer. It is possible, but not probable, that your timing is off. Usually, especially if you are new to sewing, that is is "operator" error.
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Member since: 11-05-2002
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From: DorothyL
Date: 02-22-2006, 07:37 AM (3 of 6)
Be sure the presser foot is up when you rethread.
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From: stitchmaniac
Date: 02-22-2006, 02:04 PM (4 of 6)
Thank you Dorthy, I forgot to state that!
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From: Ria
Date: 02-26-2006, 08:27 AM (5 of 6)
Hi, I have the same machine. I have sewn layers with it. Quilted with it. I never had that problem. I do take the plates off and clean it very often and I am shocked at the fuzz that accumulates. Don't know if this adds to the problem but like the others said be sure it is properly threaded. The only thing I don't like on this machine is the automatic threader. Other than that it is a workhorse for me. Let us know how you do.... :dave: Ria

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User: Ria
Member since: 02-13-2005
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 02-26-2006, 02:29 PM (6 of 6)
Sometimes a tick or a click might just mean that the needle is not inserted properly or it has possibly slipped a little. I suggest to make sure that your needle is all the way up in the bar. As for tangled threads or bird nests, as already posted recheck your threading..both upper and lower. If everything is set to go and you are still getting poor stitching, I suggest to change your tension and see if that helps.
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