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Miriam

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I've been trying in vain to use a Davis with horrific results.
The bottom is tying itself in knots. The thread is going into the shuttle where you start after putting in the bobbin. I think it is catching on there and going into the shuttle rather than make a stitch. Pic 1
Pic 2 when it is pulled on it is making a knot. This has to be something I've done wrong. Any suggestions?
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I see the end of bobbin sticking out the end of the shuttle could be the picture. Put the bobbin end the shuttle with the thread coming off the bottom of the bobbin not the top. Re-thread and try this. It looks the shuttle is not thread correctly. What machine is this you are working on. VF??? Also make sure the bobbin is not long and moves freely in the shuttle.
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You are seeing the carrier not the bobbin. The shuttle does not stay seated in the holder - it doesn't go down and stay down. Bobbin moves fine. I think it is threaded ok. This is a Davis VF. I tried a couple different bobbins.

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Besides the carrier adjustment the end of carrier could be bent in a causing the shuttle to not to seat correctly. The shuttle should fit a little loose in the carrier.
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The shuttle just doesn't seat. I'm betting it is bent. I pulled the other Davis out and it works great - I sent the problem Davis back home before checking to see if the shuttle works on this one. The bobbin does so I know it isn't the bobbin or how I threaded it. It upsets my Dad when I play with the old ones so I sent it home. I'm glad for the other machine. Some day I'll have to compare the two carriers.
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Glad you got one working for you now. You can check the other one out when you have more time. Happy sewing...
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Hi Miriam, not specific to your machine, but something that bit me on an IF recently, knots and cut threads.  Make sure your shuttle and carrier are completely smooth.  I had just the tiniest bit of gunk build up on my hook and bobbin carrier, not rust just a bit of solidified goo and it wrought havoc on my stitches until I went though every other possibility, broke out some #0000 steel wool and gave the hook assembly a gentle but thorough buffing.  It stitches like a dream now.
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I'm living over at my elderly parent's place for now so I can't really disturb things too much but I'll get back with it some time. I'm pretty sure it is a bent carrier. I am doing the same stuff on the other Davis and it is fine. Your info is good, David.
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