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Tension on my white apeedylock 1600

I can't figure out how to correctly set my tension and I can't find my book. If the top needle are right the back thread is looping.

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    If anyone can help I would appreciate the same answer. I just used it last week and my daughter decided to help me out by changing all the dials and I have no idea how to fix it and now it won't keep a stitch at all.

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Thread each with a different color thread. This makes it much easier to trace where the problem is.

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Is there a thread guide printed inside the machine? have you asked your friends? When you've exhausted every avenue, take it to a dealer and ask them to show you how.

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How to fix time hook on special adition XL5700 the needle not picking up the bobbin thread


CHECK THESE FIRST::
NEW NEEDLE.
MAKE SURE NEEDLE IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION. LOOK AT YOUR INSTRUCTION BOOK.
MAKE SURE INSERTED IS TOTALLY INSERTED.
CHECK TO SEE IF THE BOBBIN THREAD IS STUCK. ALSO, ENOUGH LENGTH OF BOBBIN LENGTH EXTENDED TO ALLOW THE NEEDLE TO PULL IT UPWARDS.
MAKE SURE THE BOBBIN THREAD IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND SET WITH CORRECT TENSION.
CHECK TOP NEEDLE TENSION TO INSURE THERE IS TENSION ENOUGH TO PULL THE BOBBIN THREAD ABOVE THE THROAT.
IF THESE DON'T WORK YOU MAY NEED TO GO TO YOUR LOCAL REPLAIRMAN.

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Cannot adjust my tensions. book is too vague...need help despratly!!!


Hi Karen:

Take a deep breath, count to 10... then slowly let it out. Ok. now. Most industrial machines are basic mechanical machines. Not much to go wrong with them. But they are so basic the manufacturers figure you would almost automatically know how to thread and adjust them.

There are a few things you can check.

I assume you got the needles when you got the machine. Did you know that some machines require left or right twist on the thread? Yes, I know... "Huh?" So first lets make sure your needle and thread match well.

Cut off a length of thread abotu 18 inches long. Take out your needle and thread the eye of the needle. Now hold one end of the thread up... does the needle slowly go down the thread? If it goes fast the eye is too big for the thread. If it slips and stops... the eye is too small for the thread. In either case you need different needles for this thread.

Next, In your instruction book... really study those pictures. Almost all machines require that the bobbin be inserted with the thread unspooling off the bobbin in a certain direction. Insert it wrong and it does strange things with tension and your loop.

Next... make sure you have threaded it correctly. This means lifting the presser foot lever while threading... make sure you are in between those tension discs. (I've had a machine that required that I wrap it 1.5 times around a tension disk... so make sure you are really studying those diagrams.)

Remember. Loops on bottom of material mean top tension is too loose. Loops on top of material means top tension is too tight and perhaps the bobbin tension needs adjusted (loosen top tension first!)

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I have a simplicity quilters classic SW240. It got jammed and now that I got that fixed the tension is off. The machine will sew about 8-10 good stitches and then skip a couple and then sew again. I can...


Is the needle bent, burred or blunt, did it strike a pin or the sewing machine foot during the jam up?

Hand wind the machine through the stitch formation and listen for any squeaking or popping sound as the needle enters the fabric. Or just change the needle anyway and see if it helps. A needle is good for 4-6 hours of sewing only so they do need changing for each new project.

If the stitching is looking uneven and tension is bad check your thread path and make sure the top thread is between the tension discs correctly and under tension, the tension dial is set to the mid range 5 or so and that the bobbin thread is correctly held by the tension spring and is in the right way and rotating in the correct direction.

If looping on the underneath, then your top tension is off, and visa versa.


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When i set my dials to the suggested settings the tension is still too loose what could be the problem?


suggested settings are just that.. suggestions.
tension can be affected by many things. cotton quality and thickness. material sewn. needle size.

if the tension is too loose, set the tension a little higher

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My top looper does not go all the way to the left needle stitch. It is only picked up by the right needle stitch. I'm not sure what to do. I have re-threaded and adjusted tension with no change. It's a...


Hi, you have to set the timing for your top looper. Mechanical aptitude is required to set the timing since its a very sensitive and critical. I can probably help you look for me at www.sewingmachineryrepair.com

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You did not mention the type of fabric that you are having trouble with. For instance, stretchy fabric may require a slightly different approach. I'll assume that you are using a medium weight woven material.

First of all, ensure that you are using good quality cone thread, such as Maxi-Lock and that your needle(s) are new or in good shape.

Secondly, make sure that each thread is pulled fully into its tensioner, BETWEEN the discs and not behind them or riding on top of them. Grasp the thread from both sides of the tension and pull it through like dental floss.

Test sew if one or more threads was not in the tensioner. If still not good, proceed with the next step.

If you have your instruction manual, look at the page which tells you how to set it up for normal tension. If you don't have a manual, call 1-440-808-6550 and they will send you a free PDF of the manual.

NOTE: Most White 532 tension dials rotate TWO full turns around, so you don't know if you are at 5 or 15.

Turn all of the tension dials to zero, each one should have no tension. Then set the tensions as follows:

Left needle: 7
Right needle: 3
Upper looper: 3
Lower looper: 3

Adjust slightly as needed.


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When i use sewing cloth in backside the thread will too loose then i use tension tight it correct in 8 number but manual book says 4 or 5 is correct wat can i do help me


Unthread your machine and set the tension to 4.5. rethread your machine up to the needle and then put the presser foot down. If the thread pulls hard, your machine is threaded right if it pulls easily, the thread is not thru the tension wheel correctly.

Rule of thumb:: loops on the top, problem on the bottom.
loops on the bottom, problem on the top.

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Sounds like your needle threads are not tight enough.

Do some samples using different colored threads, if necessary, to see which needle thread is not doing the job. Then tighten in increments till you get the right tension settings.

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Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
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