Re: machine so hot the white plastic in the bottom of the bobbin case melted!
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As expensive as these machines are, I guess I want to ask, why is it very easy to get a burr on the hook race? How do we check? Is it always a needle strike, and subsequent needle break that causes it? I get frustrated when I know I've threaded the machine properly, and am sewing along, and the thread somehow, randomly, pops out of the take up lever, and I get that clunky, grinding noise, and thread mess...even if it is just a few stitches...and then have to wonder, did I do that damage so many have written about? And how can I prevent the thread from popping out? Could this be caused by a burr? I've been sewing for 40+ years without this happening, so can't imagine I'm suddenly doing something wrong!?
Do topstitch needles normally sound more clunky than a sharp? I hear a definite difference when I have a topstitch needle in, (like it might be hitting something, but the point feels fine, and stitch quality is good )so was wondering if that was normal.
Thanks! I don't want to be nervous while I'm sewing, afraid I'm going to damage something. I've already ruined the plastic 1/4 inch foot forgetting it doesn't have a 9 mm wide opening on it... at least with my Bernina, and it's all metal feet, I just would break a needle, not the foot!
I need to get my machine in for a sensor check (getting a straight stitching needle plate is set. Please make sure the proper presser foot is attached...when I have my straight stitch foot on the dual feed. Message comes up, and machine stops after 15 seconds of sewing...continuously. ) so I guess I'll have it checked for burrs, too, just in case! Barbara Jean
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