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8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

Postby JudithA » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi folks,
I posted last under the tension update topic. However, my problem is not tension. Thus the new topic.
Recap: I am sewing merrily along and get a birds nest/thread jam under the throat plate. I remove all thread I can see and rethread, and within a few stitches it happens all over again, and again, and again, and again. Then it magically starts sewing like a dream for awhile. It happens a LOT with metallics. It also happens with the wider stitches. I get a lot of thread caught in the thread cutter (the assembly at the left under the throat plate, with the little metal triangle at the tip).
I talked to my dealer and asked him to show me how to use the hook cleaning tool in the new accessory box. He hasn't received instructions on that yet. He is going to technician's training in 3 weeks and will find out then how to use it.
He showed me how to clean the thread cutter. You go into Set-Up and select the tool icon in the middle of the 2nd row of icons. On my 830, you see three numbers, 1, 2 and 3 at the left. #2 is pre-selected, with cleaning instruction text. When I touch #1 or #3, you can move the thread cutter out to the right, to remove caught threads easier.
Also, he told me that some of his customers with thread problems have had the "horseshoe spring" in the bobbin assembly become disengaged. The "horseshoe spring" sits under the bobbin. It is a pear-shaped gray metal thing. It is designed to prevent the bobbin from keeping on spinning (and releasing thread) when you are sewing at high speeds and stop suddenly. If it comes out of one of those brackets (disengaged) you get thread jams. He said it is held in place with 4 little brackets (at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock). You can take it out easily, but you have to put it back in right. The fat part of the pear needs to point to 3 o'clock, and the narrow end of the pear shape needs to point to the 9 o'clock side. You have to make sure it is held in place under those brackets. Also, you need to make sure when you replace it that the spring part is out toward the bobbin - not toward the back of the bobbin case.

I will let you know how this works. I HOPE to be happily sewing on my 830 with no thread problems, in peace and quiet tonight while DH and son are watching the Superbowl!

Judy
Lynchburg, VA
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Re: 8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

Postby Mamas » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:07 pm

Sounds like your tec is well informed but I don't mess with my 830 except to clean it. I know it's a pain to lug that big machine into the shop but I would mess up something if I tried to fix it myself. I have had several adjustments made on mine machine and now it works like a dream. I will admit, until I had things changed and corrected I was very unhappy after paying the price for the machine. I know it can be fixed and your mechanic will bring up your problem at the workshop. Hope all goes well. Marilyn
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Re: 8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

Postby JudithA » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Mamas wrote:Sounds like your tec is well informed but I don't mess with my 830 except to clean it. I know it's a pain to lug that big machine into the shop but I would mess up something if I tried to fix it myself. I have had several adjustments made on mine machine and now it works like a dream. I will admit, until I had things changed and corrected I was very unhappy after paying the price for the machine. I know it can be fixed and your mechanic will bring up your problem at the workshop. Hope all goes well. Marilyn


You endourage me. Thanks!!!
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Re: 8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

Postby bunny9 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:39 am

Judy
You are brave! This is what was happening to me all the time too. I will say that since I had it in for a tension tune up it is behaving much better. I also am very careful it is engaged in the bobbin hook on the left side. I feel for you though. Been there.
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Re: 8-series birds nest in bobbin/throat plate area

Postby jojojo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:26 pm

I had the same problem but was easily remedied by making sure all the loose thread is out of the bobbin area. Those boogers can hide!
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