Innov-is XE1

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I wind the bobbin?

 

The included bobbin was designed specifically for this machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539-151 / 115J05E0001, SFB: 115J05E7001). SA156 is Class 15 type bobbin.

 

 

Using the Supplemental Spool Pin

 

With this machine, you can wind the bobbin during embroidering. While using the main spool pin for embroidery, you can conveniently wind the bobbin using the supplemental spool pin.

image (1) Supplemental spool pin

 


 

 

 

  1. Turn the main power to ON and open the top cover.




     
  2. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft.
    image

    (1) Groove in the bobbin

    (2) Spring on the bobbin winder shaft




     
  3. Place the spool of thread for the bobbin and the spool cap onto the supplemental spool pin.
    Slide the spool onto the supplemental spool pin so that the thread unwinds to the front from the bottom. Otherwise the thread may become tangled around the supplemental spool pin.
    image

    (1) The thread unwinds to the front from the bottom




     
  4. Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to the right, with the rounded side on the left.
    • If the spool or the spool cap is not installed correctly, the thread may become tangled around the spool pin, causing the needle to break.

    • Three spool cap sizes are available, allowing you to choose a spool cap that best fits the size of spool being used. If the spool cap is too small for the spool being used, the thread may catch on the slit in the spool or the machine may be damaged. When using mini king thread spool, use the thread spool insert (mini king thread spool).

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    • When using the spool as shown below, use the small spool cap, and leave a small space between the cap and the spool.
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      (1) Spool cap (small)
      (2) Thread spool (cross-wound thread)

      (3) Space


    • If a spool of thread whose core is 1.2 cm (approx. 1/2 inch) in diameter and 7.5 cm (approx. 3 inches) high is inserted onto the spool pin, use the thread spool insert (mini king thread spool).
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      (1) Thread spool insert (mini king thread spool)
      (2) 1.2 cm (approx. 1/2 inch)
      (3) 7.5 cm (approx. 3 inches)




     
  5. With your right hand, hold the thread near the thread spool. With your left hand, hold the end of the thread, and use both hands to pass the thread through the thread guide.
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    (1) Thread guide





     
  6. Pass the thread around the pretension disk making sure that the thread is under the pretension disk.
    image

    (1) Pretension disk

    >> Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk.


     
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    (2) Pretension disk
    (3) Pull it in as far as possible.





     
  7. Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin 5 or 6 times, pass the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull the thread to cut it.
     
    image (1) Guide slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter)

    Be sure to wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin, otherwise the thread may become wrapped around the bobbin winder shaft.

     

    Be sure to cut the thread as described. If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out.






     
  8. Set the bobbin winding switch to the left, until it clicks into place.
    image

    (1) Bobbin winding switch

    >> The bobbin winding window appears.
     

     

  9. Press image.

    image
    >> Bobbin winding starts. The bobbin stops rotating when bobbin winding is completed. The bobbin winding switch will automatically return to its original position.

    >> image changes to  image while the bobbin is winding.
    >>   You can change the winding speed by pressing [] (to decrease) or [] (to increase) in the bobbin winding window.
    • The sound of winding the bobbin with stiff thread, such as metallic thread for quilting, may be different from the one produced when winding normal thread; however, this is not a sign of a malfunction.
    • Press [OK] to minimize the bobbin winding window. Then, you can perform other operations, such as selecting a pattern or adjusting the thread tension, while the bobbin is being wound.

    • Press image (in top right of the LCD screen) to display the bobbin winding window again.

      image




     
  10. After bobbin winding is finished, cut the thread with scissors and remove the bobbin.

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Using the Spool Pin

 

You can use the main spool pin to wind the bobbin before embroidering. You cannot use this spool pin to wind the bobbin while embroidering.

 

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  1. Turn the main power to ON and open the top cover.




     
  2. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft.
    image (1) Groove in the bobbin
    (2) Spring on the bobbin winder shaft



     
  3. Remove the spool cap and place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the spool pin.
    Slide the spool onto the spool pin so that the thread unwinds to the front from the bottom.
    image (1) Spool pin
    (2) Spool cap
    (3) Spool of thread
    (4) Spool felt


     
  4. Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to the right, with the rounded side on the left.




     
  5. While holding the thread with both hands, pass the thread through grooves of the thread guide plate.
    image (1) Thread guide plate



     
  6. Pass the thread through the thread guide.
    image (1) Thread guide


     
  7. Pass the thread around the pretension disk making sure that the thread is under the pretension disk.
    Pull the thread as far as possible.
    image (1) Pretension disk
    (2) Thread guide




     
  8. Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin 5 or 6 times, pass the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull the thread to cut it.
    image (1) Guide slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter)




     
  9. Set the bobbin winding switch to the left, until it clicks into place.
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    (1) Bobbin winding switch

    >> The bobbin winding window appears.




     
  10. Press image.

    image
    >> Bobbin winding starts. The bobbin stops rotating when bobbin winding is completed. The bobbin winding switch will automatically return to its original position.

    >> image changes to  image while the bobbin is winding.
    >>   You can change the winding speed by pressing [] (to decrease) or [] (to increase) in the bobbin winding window.




     
  11. After bobbin winding is finished, cut the thread with scissors and remove the bobbin.

    image

     

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