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    Posted: 05 May 2018 at 2:07pm
I just got a new fabricator and been playing with it and love it so far but most of the time the thread gets caught in the bobbin area, sometimes I can just pull the thread but most of the time I have to lift the machine to get better access. It happens 85% of the time and I have been trying to figure out what's going on and nothing. I took a picture of it but I don't see how I can download the picture to the forum, sometimes when I remove the scrap piece I'm using to get familiar with the fabricator I see 3 threads but most of the time I see 4 threads. I always star by holding both threads but I can feel just one thread is pulling hard.

How can this be fixed as it's getting really annoying.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Wellcraft - 05 May 2018 at 2:32pm
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Hello Wellcraft, 

This is happening because the take-up arm is not up high enough when the fabric is being released and pulled out. Here is what you should be doing to eliminate this:

 

1. When at the end of sewing rotate the balance wheel by hand until the take up arm (the arm which moves vertically under the silver guard) is at 3/4 height or higher. Do this always by moving the wheel from the top toward you (normal direction the wheel turns under power).

2. Grab the fabric and gently pull it out from under the foot while at the same time rocking the balance wheel back and forth about 1/2" as you pull. This helps to release the thread from the tension assembly and it keeps the lower thread from getting caught on the hook.

3. When the material is about 6 inches from the machine cut the threads as close to the fabric on both side as is feasible.

 

Hope this helps.
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