How to solve the Bernina Artista 730 – Please Check Lower Thread – Message
I love my Bernina Artista 730. However, for a while I was getting the error message “Please check lower thread. Please clean bobbin area of lint or stray thread. If bobbin is empty, please rewind bobbin.” I would spend the longest time cleaning it out till it looked so sparkly clean I was sure there was no more lint or stray threads. But the problem would still persist and my embroidery design would stop and I would constantly have to clean and restart it. It turns out I was cleaning the wrong area.
I have found the cause of the problem and would love to share it with you. There is a bobbin sensor that is super sensitive. Please see the picture above. The sensor/lens can be seen just above the word ‘Caution’ on the door to the bobbin compartment. Even the smallest bit of lint or fluff can be enough to cause this particular error message. Clean this area regularly with a tiny, soft brush and your design will stitch out just fine with minimal interruptions!!!