What To Do When Things Go Wrong While Stitching

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Sometimes unexpected things happen while you're embroidering a file. Here's what do to to fix the problem and get the Barudan stitching again.


Thread Problems

If stitching stops and you see this error message, then either a thread has broken or you have run out of bobbin thread.

Thread Break Message Screen

If the upper thread has broken, find the end of the thread and pull to release more. You may have to reach under the metal bar and pull the screw that releases the Thread Keep in order to pull the thread. Rethread from the break, and then double check to be sure that the path of the thread is still correct all the way from the felt bar to the eye of the needle. (For help, see How to Thread the Barudan BENT-ZQ-201U)

Place the trailing end of the thread you've re-threaded through the needle to the side of the area where the stitching will resume. After the new thread has been anchored with a few stitches, briefly pause the stitching by pressing the STOP key, then carefully cut the excess thread away close to the fabric. Then press the START key again to continue uninterrupted.

If all of the upper threads are fine, then reach under the hoop, open the bobbin assembly arm, remove the bobbin case, and check to see if the bobbin thread has been exhausted. If the bobbin is empty, replace it with a full bobbin from the box nearby. (For help, see How to Change or Refill the Bobbin)

Be sure to check the area around the bobbin case to remove any fuzz or stray threads before reinstalling the bobbin case.

Once the thread issues have been taken care of, press 'D' below the Checkmark icon to dismiss the error message, and press the START button to resume stitching.

Recovering and Repairing Lost Stitches Due to Thread Breaks

When the top thread breaks, it may take a few stitches before the machine stops. You can fix the problem in either of two ways: manually or using the Automend feature.

Compensating for Lost Stitches Manually

Press MENU until the FLOAT option appears, then press 'D' under the Float icon to engage it. The Barudan moves the sewing head without engaging the needles whenever the FLOAT feature is engaged.

selection menu

When FLOAT is engaged, the icon is darkened:

Float engaged

Use the 'A' and 'B' buttons below the forward and reverse icons to move to the stitch where you wish to resume stitching. You should not have to use the 'x1000' feature often.

Float Stitch Selection Menu

When you are ready to resume stitching, disengage the FLOAT from the main menu, then press the START key to continue embroidering your design.

D14 Error Message Won't Clear

If you cannot clear the message by selecting the Checkmark icon, press the start button to re-engage. Then you should be able to continue.

Replacing a Broken Needle

If a needle breaks while you are stitching, clip the thread and retrieve any broken pieces of the needle hanging on it or lying on the work.

Using a small screwdriver, loosen the needle clamp screw JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW THE SHAFT OF THE NEEDLE TO BE REMOVED

Insert the new needle as far up as possible, with the GROOVE SIDE IN FRONT. An improperly inserted needle will not only not sew, but can damage the hook assembly.

Tighten the needle clamp screw to secure the needle.

Re-thread the needle, clear the error message, and continue stitching.

If You Need to Change the Point of Origin Manually

To change the point of origin manually, determine which is the selected needle position. With 'Drive' engaged, use the jog keys to move that needle into the desired position.

Press the ‘Drive’ button to disengage. The green light to the left of the icon will start blinking.

Press ‘Menu’ twice until the icon section of the screen is blank.

Hold ‘B’ and ‘C’ together for about 5 seconds, until the machine beeps. In the values box, the ABS and INC values are shown with a darker box, letting you know the origin has changed.

Press the ‘Start’ key to being sewing at this point.

If You Encounter Other Problems, Please Notify the Person(s) of Contact

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