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Topic: eeeekkk sewing too fast on something too thick please help! >_<  (Read 588 times)
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mrkaykay
« on: February 24, 2011 12:23:30 PM »

hi well i got my machine a month ago and its been lovely sewing straight out of the box no problems easy to thread and not too loud does everything i want

but today i was asked to fix my brothers fave jeans as hes worn a hole right along the thick inside seam was going to be a simple stitch it shut thing but i couldnt be botherd so had my machine going super fast n BAM needle bend and jams and such. i open up the metal plate thing and have discoverd this







and when looking at the bobbin case this is the damage visable






do you more knowledgeable  people reckon the damage to the bobbin case is causing it not to sit still in the machine or am i missing something even more terrible

please help if you can any suggestions would be good

kayleigh
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011 12:38:56 PM »

Is your machine a Brother? My bobbin case looks identical and I've had this problem several times.

Here's a few things that have worked for me...

- bought a new bobbin case - mine was more damaged than yours and it cost about $40 for that tiny little piece of plastic!

- filed down any rough edges to prevent them from scracthing or catching anything. I used my manicure nail files Smiley.

- there is a little metal trigger kind of piece that hits the bump on your bobbin case and prevents it from turning all the way around - you can see it in your third picture. I've had good luck tightening that down and the replacing the bobbin case.

- be sure to use bobbins made for your machine. I found that I had this issue more when I was using generic bobbins.

Good luck!! I know it's a very annoying issue.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011 12:48:36 PM »

thanks for your reply
mines a janome but ive looked for (and brought a new) bobbin case (25 pounds 0_0 )and the brother one kept popping up in my searches
by the metal trigger do you mean the springy bar that goes across or the lil bit that stops it oing clockwise??

and how would i tighten that bit >_<

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011 12:56:15 PM »

thanks for your reply
mines a janome but ive looked for (and brought a new) bobbin case (25 pounds 0_0 )and the brother one kept popping up in my searches
by the metal trigger do you mean the springy bar that goes across or the lil bit that stops it oing clockwise??

and how would i tighten that bit >_<


Hmm - it looks identical to mine! Yes, the springy bar thing is exactly what I'm talking about Smiley. Mine is attached with a screw that allows me to position and then tighten it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011 01:03:01 PM »

hmmmm i cant see any screw its attached with >_<
but if i hole it down even just a millimeter and turn the machine on it does indeed stop the bobbin case flying around and jamming.
where abouts is your screw located?

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011 01:16:13 PM »



My screw is right on top - easy to find.

Do you have a sewing machine shop nearby? They might be willing to look at it without charging you.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011 01:30:59 PM »

0_0 that screw 0_0

i tried that one earlier and dismissed it because it was stupidly tight just tried it again and it loosened the springy bar
tightened it back up and omgosh it works  Grin Grin Grin Grin

you are my new favorite person soooo happy

though i have just brought a new bobbin holder and this one works >_< lol (yay expensive spares)

thank you soooo much
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011 01:33:26 PM »

YAY!!! Glad it worked Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011 10:21:40 PM »

Hello, I know what you are faceing. I did the same thing and had to get a new case. Was tewnty dollars. Once you hit the needle there you have to replace it. There is little markes, and it wont work wright. Sorry
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