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From: prmwhite
Date: 02-04-2007, 08:25 PM (1 of 3)
I've read the threads regarding EuroPro machines so I am soliciting your help! When I first used my machine it was wonderful! Then, when working on a shepard's costume for my grandson, the bobin ran out of thread. I rewound the bobin and placed it back in the machine. Now everytime I try to sew, it jams and gives an error message. I have tried another bobin with the same error. They told me to ship it off for repair. I find it very hard to believe that there is not a repair shop in the big city of Chicago. Has anyone experienced this problem with the bobin? Pls advise. I have had to go back to stitching by hand.
User: prmwhite
Member since: 10-26-2006
Total posts: 1
From: paroper
Date: 02-04-2007, 08:45 PM (2 of 3)
If you have even a fraction of thread sticking out of your bobbin, it could be getting caught in the hook system. Check for any little pieces, ends, etc in the bobbin and make sure it is in the right direction. Also, make sure that you put the bobbin thread under the spring in the bobbin case. Before you return your bobbin case to the machine, remove the presser plate and clean there very well with a could have just a fragment from a thread jam stuck somewhere. Then, lift your foot and rethread your machine from the spool down. More often than not these problems are in the threading of the machine, not the bobbin itself.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: Tom Land
Date: 02-07-2007, 02:39 AM (3 of 3)
Even if you find a shop that will work on the Europro it will be unable to get parts unless the parts are interchangable with another brand. This is why a lot of shops won't fool with them. Also few shops will work on a machine purchased over the internet or catalog which most Europros are. Europro is hoping you will decide to just dispose of it and order a new one rather than pay $40 - $70 shipping plus a repair bill. You might See if Target will ship it for you since they now carry Europro.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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