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My pfaff passport bobbin is winding from the bottom up is that normal?
And it seems loose
the8dunlaps
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Date: 6/4/14 10:40 PM

My pfaff passport 2.0 seems like it's winding the bobbin from the bottom and not even. It ends up even in the end but then seems loose and it's skipping stitches. I'm at my wit send!! Any ideas? Thanks!!

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Date: 6/4/14 10:52 PM

And now it's just doing a birds nest.

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Date: 6/4/14 11:02 PM

Have you tried using a different bobbin?

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Date: 6/5/14 0:45 AM

Have you triple checked the manual and made sure you're following the thread path to the bobbin winder exactly? Even though I wind bobbins correctly all the time, one night I was sewing quite late and was tired. That was enough to throw me off in threading my PCP- I got a wonky bobbin. I went painstakingly through the manual and a light bulb went off. Every bobbin since then is perfect.

If you can't get this right yourself and quickly? I'd get the dealer's help. Bobbin winding is a basic that's essential to your sewing function; it has to be right.

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Date: 6/5/14 8:07 AM

I had a Passport and it is especially difficult to wind the bobbin. It takes a smaller bobbin than a regular size Pfaff even though a regular size bobbin fits.

I had a lot of trouble with missed stitches and stitches that were not as straight and tight as a regular Pfaff.

I finally traded that darling little machine in. Even thought I liked many of its features, that bobbin business was a deal breaker for me.

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Date: 6/5/14 11:09 AM

That's it I bet! I just bought a generic bag of pfaff bobbins at my dealers and I wonder if they are causing trouble. Hmmmm
It's definitely in right. Threaded right. Thanks!!
It's not bird nesting now but it's funky.

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Date: 6/5/14 11:34 AM

I can't check the bobbin winding now as my Pfaff passport is packed away but did you wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin winder tension disc? Although, it doesn't say in the manual, I hold on to the thread after threading it through the bobbin hole inside to outside till it's wound around the start a few times. Then I snip the thread close to the bobbin hole and carry on winding it at moderate speed.

I was getting a few skipped stitches when I was using this tricky material but after changing to a brand new Schmetz needle it seems ok. So for this Pfaff machine, Schmetz it is then. My Janome is not as fussy .

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Date: 6/5/14 12:24 PM

Also winding at the slowest possible speed is better for bobbins in general.

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Date: 6/5/14 1:23 PM

I have the Passport. Mine was doing a pyramid and never wound to the top. For some threads, I wrap it twice around the bobbin tension disc and that really help keep the winding even. Sometimes I help by lifting the thread up and down as it winds to even it out on the bobbin.

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Date: 6/6/14 12:15 PM

I see what you mean about the bobbin winding loosely. I just tried it now and experimented with winding it slowly and increasing the speed. At the lowest speed, it does go up to the top and bottom of the bobbin evenly but it winds more loosely. I found even so, it stitches ok - no skipped stitches. Then I wound it a high speed setting and this one was the best at the thread being wound tightly and even from top to bottom. At a speed a little above the slowest, I started to get the pyramid effect before it evens out again.
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