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Subject: Bobbin issue on Viling Interlude Date: 12/20/13 8:50 AM

My stitching cosistently knots and nests, causing rip out and redo seams whenever I reach about 20% thread left on the bobbin.I use the green plastic bobbins specifically made for Viking Interlude. I asked about this at the store I bought the machine from and was told this was something that just happens on these machines, and they couldn't offer any fix for this malfunction.

Has anyone else experienced this malfunction, and if so, how was it resolved?

Thanks in advance!
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Date: 12/20/13 11:32 AM

I would either trade the machine in for a different model, take it to a different dealer, or contact Husqvarna.

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Date: 12/20/13 3:03 PM

If I had one and that happened to me, I think I would choose to wind my bobbins different than they even tell you to in the machine manual. Just because they don't tell you to even hold the end of the thread tight in your hand while starting to wind the bobbin at all. So maybe the first part that winds there, is not getting wound nice and tight, and smoothly and evenly wound for you, like the rest of it. So I would just go back to the more old fashioned way of actually holding the end of the thread tight that is coming out of a bobbin when first starting to be winding until a little bit of the bobbin was all nicely wound on it's self, then cut it off and keep on winding actually.

Then after the bobbin was wound, I would look at it, and press my fingernail on that wound thread and make sure it was nice and firmly wound and not all loose and loopy.

I would also roll my empty bobbins on a table top, and if they wobbled, I would figure they were out of round and just toss them and get some new ones, as bobbins are very disposable.

Most of the time though, when you get a threads nest on the bottom of your fabric, it's because of no or not enough thread tension for some reason on your top thread instead right then, and that is actually the thread nest you see on the bottom of the your fabric instead. So where ever you have a thread nest and loose loopies, and the thread that is doing that, is on the opposite thread path most times instead.

If you want to see if that is you, just put red thread in the top of the machine and blue thread in the bottom of it, and sew until you get a threads nest, and then look and see what color that thread actually is.

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Date: 12/20/13 8:03 PM

It is not normal at all with any machine.

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Date: 12/20/13 10:25 PM

I have a Viking which has the same system as your Interlude. Because of the way the Viking bobbin is, you need to really wind the thing correctly, and load it in correctly with the H visible on top of the bobbin. I always change out a bobbin before it is empty just to avoid any tangles when the end of the thread comes, but that is well after the point you say your troubles begin.

Now - don't take this wrong, but go get that manual and walk yourself through a bobbin winding again. I always wind them through the metal foot - never the other way, and that method has been foolproof for me after learning how to do it. I find I have had to refer to my manuals years after buying a machine - sometimes it's a refresher I need!Let us know how this all goes!
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Date: 12/21/13 8:45 PM

Will do, after the holidays, Thanks all!

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Date: 12/22/13 12:23 PM

:) Waiting to see what happens, and I hope for the best!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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