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Hello ladies!
I'm new to your forum, but I have been sewing since I was 18 years old.
I have a babylock decorators choice machine. I got it about 5 years ago. I
love it! I make lots of little projects mostly for gifts. My grandchildren
get lots of little goodies from my machine. I am married and my husband is
disabled, so between working and taking care of him. I just play on my
machine mostly on the weekends.

At the present moment my Babylock is misbehaving. It sounds very chuncky
and is not sewing properly. I took out the bobbin case and it looked like
it had a very tiny nick on the plastic casing, so I took a VERY soft nail
buffer and buffed it. Well that made no difference. I have a feeling that
it needs to be replaced.

To those of you that are more experienced, can you offer any advice on
this? I just can't afford to take it in right now.


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If it has a nick in the bobbin case, it could mean the machine is out of
time.  If the needle is hitting the bobbin case, it could make a nick like
that. If you've tried all the normal cleaning and oiling that you usually
do, it may be time to find a local machine repair shop.  

I know that's not what you wanted to hear, I'm so sorry.  

Ron may be along here in a little while to offer more advice.  He repairs
sewing machines for a living, and is extremely generous with his diagnostic
skills and repair knowledge.


Sharon
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A professional service will go a long way to taking care of the noise. Why
the bobbin case has been damaged is nearly impossible to tell even if one
has it in hand.

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craftygirl wrote:
Thank You! For the Advice! It's so frustrating to have to take my machine
into the shop again this year. This would be 2x this year and at $65 a pop
it's getting expensive and annoying! In the meantime I have borrowed a
Janome from a friend , until I can take mine in. Mine was working fine and
then I turned it on and bango, chunky sound and the needle wants to
bounce. Maybe this is a timing issue? I am hoping this is not going to be
a chronic problem. I just can't afford to take it in more than once a
year.

Julie

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The problem is the plastic bobbin case. All it takes is a tiny amount of
damage and it is useless. Usually this happens due to misthreading
initially, that gets the big loops underneath and it jams up that usually
scars the bobbin case and now a problem.

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Had I ever needed on, this would be a primary reason I would
stick with my (three) 50-year-old Singer 401As.

I will be VERY CAREFUL with the bobbin cases of my  Quantum
XL5000 and XL6000. I have seen those listed on eBay for
meg$$.

Thanks, Ron, great information as always.

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BEI Design wrote:
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Very, Very, VERY careful:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbin-case-singer-xl6000-sewing-machine.aspx

$139.99...gulp!



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craftygirl wrote:
Thanks Ron,
Can I buy that online? Where?
Julie


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craftygirl wrote:
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Not Ron here, but  a quick goolge search located:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbin-case-babylock-brother-xc3153051.aspx


Buy from Ron if he has one though, we like to support out
"local" good guy.  ;-)

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On 10/1/2011 3:01 PM, BEI Design wrote:

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Defiantly get it from Ron. He's very reliable and gives great mail.
service. Send him a private email, he'll give you his price + postage
and get it out as fast as possible. I've bought several things from him
and always been a happy costumer.
Juno

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craftygirl wrote:
So Ron can you email and let me know what these run?
Thanks
Julie



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I did reply to your email this morning.
Also see the link above

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craftygirl wrote:
Got your email Thanks I WILL be ordering this from YOU! That is a very
fair price. I just need some time. I am so glad I found this message board!

Thank You!
Julie


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Thank you Juno.

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Only speaking the truth. You have always treated me well.
Juno

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Yes but my price is less.
   http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/BobbincaseCS6000.html

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I would have provided the link to your site, but I missed
the link to your parts page.
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/partslist.html
Bookmarked for future reference.  :-)

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I have or can get anything any one has and usually more and most often for
less money. Just because something is not listed does not mean I do not have
or can not get, just not enough time in the day to add the millions of parts
available.

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I do understand, I spent a couple of hours adding stuff to
my site yesterday.  I think I spend more time on the
computer than actually sewing.  :-}

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Beverly
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