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Brother SE400 Bobbin Issue
Thread wound underneath the bobbin spool on top of machine.
keithge
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Date: 12/8/12 12:42 PM

Is there an easy way to remove thread that has accidentally wound around the bobbin winder which is underneath the bobbin spool on top of the machine?

We did not see that the thread came off the tension area although the thread appeared to be winding around the bobbin. It started to look uneven around the bobbin so we stopped the machine. This is when we noticed that some of the thread wound underneath. Need to remove. Hope there is a solution I can do at home without taking it to a dealer.

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Date: 12/8/12 12:44 PM

Seam ripper and tweezers.

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Date: 12/8/12 2:57 PM

That happened to me one time . I used the seam ripper and scissors and it worked perfectly.

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Date: 12/8/12 2:59 PM

Oh. and tweezers too just like PattiAnn suggested.

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Date: 12/8/12 5:31 PM

I actually would not be using seam ripper or sissor or cutting it at all if I could help it. I would be using tweezers and slowly trying to unwind it and tease it out of there, all in one piece if I could. Just since I think you would be more likely to get it all that way, and have no loose short ends or other pieces fall down even more, further into the inside of the machine.

If nothing worked, then you can remove some/most screws in the two piece clam shell construction of the machine, and only split that part on the right side there, a little bit, and try to wedge something like a pencil in there on the split seam, right where the bobbin winder is and underneath it, to give you a little more room and just acess, to pull all the rest of it out, from underneath that bobbin winder, without actually taking the whole thing apart. It's no fun to do that though, but I have done that before, as do know someone else that managed to get it all wound up underneath there. It took me at least an hour to do that though.

I think there are a couple of issues going on when something like that happens. One is my thoughts are that you just got to pay attention when winding a bobbin on anything. Also that it probably does not happen half way though a bobbin at all, but probably right from the very start instead. Also that having a big plastic circle under bobbin like that, does not always keep that stuff from happening at all, but just makes it less likely maybe for someone to notice if it starts to happen, I'm not sure. But the person whom I know that did that, my guess is when they put the empty bobbin on the machine to even wind it, when they put the end of the thread into the hole of the bobbin and to start winding that way, they actually had put that part of the bobbin, face down, onto the bobbin wider. I think that is a really bad idea to do on any machine, anyplace. Just because when you start to wind, thread is not in optimal winding place then at all.

Much better to when winding a bobbin on anything, and putting tail end though hole in a bobbin to start out, make sure to put the bobbin on the bobbin winder so thread tail hole in bobbin with thread going through it, is on top side facing you instead, and hold onto that tail end when starting to wind, then stop and cut it off, then finish up winding a bobbin instead. Just my thoughts.
-- Edited on 12/8/12 5:35 PM --

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Date: 12/8/12 7:25 PM

BTDT.

I wouldn't seam ripper it, either.

It took forever (boring task), but I unwound the mess I made.

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