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Designer 1 bobbin pop up problem

KBTsewer | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have a D1 with USB which I’ve had for a few years.
Towards the end of 2008 I started having problems with the empty bobbin pop up message.Sometimes this would work, othertimes not.
The empty bobbin sensor has been cleaned ( so often I wonder it’s still there!!), and the shuttle case/rotary hook area likewise.
However, I’m still having the same ‘no show’ problem. Other than that the machine is brilliant. I love using it but am irritated when the machine doesn’t function properly.
My dealer ( he is the opposite side of the UK to me) has been very helpful but has not come up with a solution ( yet)!!
Have any other Designer 1 owners had the same problem ??If so how was it fixed??


  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    I don't think the prewound bobbins like Nebs register so do not notify of you when the bobbin is low or empty  The green D1 bobbins should register fine if you wind them on the D1  Try to see if this is the reason as that's what happened to me. 

    I wonder if it makes a difference if you use one of those bobbin winder machines? 

    Hope this helps, Mary

    1. KBTsewer | | #2

      I was given both pre-wound and green bobbins when I bought the machine. The pre-wound ones are long gone.Never had any problems with either as the pop up message always showed.Could be that the last upgrade I downloaded has something to do with it or the thread isn't starting to wind onto the bobbin in the top area near the Hus logo--this part is level with the sensor as the thread runs out.
      Im' sure I'll get there in the end.Thought I'd ask if anyone else has had the problem.Thanks for your help

      1. MaryinColorado | | #4

        You're welcome. I will ask at two of the dealers that I will be going to in the next few weeks and let you know if I find out anything, someone might have good input.

  2. jjgg | | #3

    I seem to remember having had this problem, but it's been so long. I think I ended up having the whole bobbin sensor replaced

    1. KBTsewer | | #5

      My dealer tells me he's never known this sensor to fail !! Useful to know that I'm not the only D1 owner to have this problem.It may come to having a replacement but I want to be pretty sure beforehand.Thanks for your input.

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