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Bobbin winder troubles

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Help!  I have a new Lucey, it works great with pre-wound bobbins, but you can't currently get the white bobbins pre-wound from Superior so I got some BottomLine to wind my own.  I got the standard "deluxe" bobbin winder.   APQS set it up for me in person, he wound one bobbin and it was wonky so he made an adjustment.  I can NOT get it to wind properly!!!!!  The thread seems to come out of the tensioner discs as soon as the thread starts being pulled through.  Driving me crazy & I've wasted quite a bit of thread now.  Any thoughts?

 

I have 2 photos of a bobbin it wound (overwound imo), and then I did another but didn't take a photo - I stopped it part way in.  I realize the thread isn't through the 2nd hole in the photo but it was when winding & this was my finger troubleshooting to see what was happening.... still can't figure out why/how but it's coming out of the tension discs.

 

Thanks!

Heather

 

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and sorry - these all flipped sideways when I attached them.

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I should have thought of that because that's what I do on my Janome.... it kinda works now - the bobbin wound - I assume tightly - it's at least not a tangly mess.  But the thread still came loose at the top of the tensioner & fell into the spring area but the 2nd loop around stayed put.   So still need something.  grr

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I'm glad your bobbin winder works now - don't get discouraged, when I was a newbie it seemed as if everything that could go wrong - did!  It seemed like I was always on the phone to Amy!  As time goes on you'll be able to figure things out by yourself.  Keep going, Heather!


Leslie

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Thanks Leslie!  I think it's a mark of how much I'm using it already - I had an easy first few weeks & after being out of town for a week I've had a few problems as I change things out etc.  I'm really looking forward to my 2 classes with Dawn - but I'm not scheduled until October for that!!!

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From the picture it's hard to tell, but it looks like the thread is not going through the eye after it goes around the pension disc. Can you verify the thread goes through and eye before and after it goes around the tension disc?


Heidi Patterson

APQS Blissed Millennium with Quilt Path

APQS Sales Rep - Educator - Authorized Service Rep

Boise, Idaho

208-861-5018 (cell)

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