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From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 08-31-2006, 11:41 PM (1 of 6)
I have a machine that sews beautifuly, until, the bobbin jumps out of the slit on the bobbin case. I t does this only when I am sewing somthing for someone else it seems. I am getting tired of taking it out. It makes a loud click when it does it. Does anyone know what is wrong? It is over an hour drive to get it fixxed and I dont want to give up my machine for weeks. Can anyone help? Please.
Thank you
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

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User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: keljo60
Date: 09-01-2006, 09:30 AM (2 of 6)
I'm going to assume you've cleaned the dust/lint out recently? If not, try that. Also be sure that your bobbin is wide (top to bottom) enough. My machine will take the plastic or the metal bobbins (standard size), but I noticed that the plastic ones are thinner and the metal ones work smoother. Hope this helps!

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User: keljo60
Member since: 07-30-2006
Total posts: 154
From: plrlegal
Date: 09-01-2006, 11:12 AM (3 of 6)
Lizzy do you have the bobbin winding off in the right direction for your machine and do you have the bobbin case threaded properly. Every machine has a specific way the bobbin thread has to wind off the bobbin (i.e., clockwise or counter-clockwise). If your bobbin thread is not winding off in the right direction for your machine, when you stop the machine, there will be a back lash of the bobbin thread which causes the nesting/tangling of the bobbin thread causing it to pull up out of the bobbin case.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Magot
Date: 09-01-2006, 11:30 AM (4 of 6)
I also found that the "one size fits all " bobbins don't - buy the ones that are correct for you machine and everything goes a lot smoother.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Tom Land
Date: 09-02-2006, 11:33 PM (5 of 6)
My first thought was that of Patsy's. Assuming the correct genuine bobbin check Patsy's suggestion. Having the bobbin in upside down can allow the thread to come out of the bobbincase tension. It is very unlikely a repairman can correct your problem as it is almost certainly an operater error.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Jeke
Date: 09-03-2006, 11:43 AM (6 of 6)
I'm thinking that maybe you shouldn't be sewing for other people :)
User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
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