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Is it possible to disable this function
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Date: 10/2/13 3:49 PM

Does anyone know of a way to disable the empty thread spool function on my Bernina Artista 635? I sometimes like to use a wing needle without thread to make evenly spaced holes for hand embroidery. The empty thread function causes the machine to stop every 15 stitches and I have to re-set it.

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Date: 10/2/13 3:51 PM

Maybe you could put on a spool and run the thread through everything but the final thread holder and the needle. I am thinking the sensor for that might be in that thread path but I have no idea.
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Date: 10/3/13 2:50 AM

Argh, isn't that annoying? My Brother 1500D does the same thing. I wish it would beep once to let me know, but it stops practically every couple of stitches thereafter, so it's hard to even finish off when I'm near the end of the seam. It treats the user like they're too dumb to comprehend what it means when it says it's almost empty.

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Date: 10/3/13 2:51 AM

Or it might be enough just to put a half-wound bobbin in but not load the thread...

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Date: 10/3/13 10:40 AM

If your machine has the option, disable the thread sensor(s). It should have such an option, as most machines that require oiling are meant to be run for a minute afterwards without thread and fabric to distribute the oil.

The option should be located in your Settings.

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Date: 10/3/13 11:01 AM

Page 98 of the owner's manual explains how to turn off the thread sensor.

Display Messages / Monitoring Functions
• the screen «Display Messages and
Monitoring Functions» appears
• following display messages and monitoring
functions can be turned on or off:
• Upper Thread Control


In your Setup Program, there should be an icon of an open eye. Click on it. The Audio screen will appear; click to next page. The Display Messages/Monitoring screen will display.

Click on the green checkmark and the eye will close; your top thread sensor is then disabled.


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Date: 10/3/13 8:26 PM

Thank you to everyone who took the time to post on this. However, the prize goes to LynnRowe who had the answer. Before I posted here, I read my manual, but the index is not very helpful. I also read the pages that I thought might address this. Then I called my Bernina dealer who told me to go to the "Tools" menu (which does not exist on this machine) and if it was listed there, I should be able to disable it.

It is for situations like this that I really appreciate this site.

Have a great day, everyone.

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Date: 10/4/13 1:13 PM

Glad you have that taken care of! I think Lynne memorizes the manuals...I really do....;) AND, I wish all manuals were were indexed. Sigh - most are not.

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Date: 10/4/13 1:49 PM

Avery Durable Index Tabs are very good and helpful. There are ones that are written on with a pen...and ones that are laser or inkjet printed. These are flexible plastic...not the hard ones that require inserts.

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Date: 10/4/13 2:15 PM

In a pinch, I cut up post-it-notes to create DIY tabs in books.

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