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Date: 8/17/13 10:16 PM

When using the air threader on my Babylock, does anyone else have problems with the thread shooting out where it ends up in the little tray like it's supposed to? Something it takes at least six attempts!

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Date: 8/17/13 10:42 PM

what model are you talking about?
I have an imagine and sometimes it takes a couple of times for the thread to catch.

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Date: 8/18/13 0:43 AM

I had the Imagine and it took a couple of tries sometimes.

Then I traded it for the Evolution and it still takes a couple of tries sometimes. I have to pull the thread so it has enough to shoot.

I can be annoying and intimidating. Keep practicing and you'll get it.

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Date: 8/18/13 6:13 AM

Never a problem when I pull down enough thread from the spool.

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Date: 8/18/13 6:45 AM

The only times I have trouble with the jet air threading on my Imagine is when I don't put a long enough thread tail down the port, when I don't have enough slack thread for the air puff to shoot through the port or when I accidentally have the air directed to the wrong looper - all user error, not the machine's fault.

When I first bought my machine I couldn't get the jet air to work at all, called the dealer and was told to try giving a short blast of canned air to the ports just in case a bit of lint was stuck in them. I did that once and it's been fine for years since then.

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Date: 8/18/13 11:50 AM

Likely issues are as others above have said; not leaving a long enough loop of thread between the last tension dial and the threading port, and/or not inserting a long enough tail of thread into the threading port.

For the former, you could try my habit; After clicking the thread through the top tension guide (on the machine) I pull several inches of thread through, then with the thread tail held against the top of the machine with my left hand, I use my right hand pointy finger to push the thread loop down until it touches the bottom of the open machine door. That leaves enough slack thread for it to go through the port and out into the box.

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Date: 8/19/13 10:03 PM

Several days ago I could only thread the lower looper with the air threader. After changing thread several times and trying everything possible for about 20", I finally put the wire needle guide into the thread channel, starting it inside the machine (where the two parts of the tube come together when the threader is engaged) and pushing it all the way through to the exit point. There was a whole chunk of fiber that came out - obviously that was the problem. Now it should be good for a while.

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Date: 8/19/13 10:40 PM

That will cause threading issues for sure, lol! I use the fuzzy pipe cleaners to clean my machine's loopers every now and then.

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