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Dropped stitches, appears to bring bobbin tread up and jams

My machine is about 35 yrs old and has not been used in a long time. It says it is a BROTHER Pacesetter, Super full automatic. I have oiled it and cleaned the bobbin area. It was sewing just fine for a couple days. I do not have my manuel so I possible have not oiled all the correct spots. What is causing my machine to jam? Thankyou, Debbie Albaugh.

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I think you need to push the bobbin winder (with your bobbin on it) towards the handwheel. Press the foot pedal and it should begin winding. If this doesn't solve your problem, post back with more details of what you've done and the kind of problem you are having.
As a last resort, go to Sears and let them show you how to wind a bobbin.

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the tension on the bobbin case needs to be adjusted to needle size and type of fabric the medium fabrics usually use a size 11, light fabrics need a size 9 and heavy like ( corduroy denim or upholstery fabric needs a 14 or 16 Heavy fabrics need a little less tension on the top side so it will feed properly just play with it until it looks good on a scrap of the same fabric

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Keeps getting jammed

Give these solutions a try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin as there could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

* When you start to sew a seam, Hold the upper and bobbin thread tails back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting jammed in your machine.

I hope this helps.

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I would get a second opinion about the has nothing to do with any cam.
Timing is relationship between Hook and needle, Cam is the stitch type.....if you can make a zig zag, timing is fine and all other stitches will be fine.....(provided tensions are balanced)
If cam is cracked, not all stitches will work, or may not be consistent, but the stitch will be created if the timing is good.
Handwheel tight...probably overtight motor belt adjustment....bobbin winding...well did it work before or is this new ?
Speak to Husky about a reputable service centre and have them take a look at it, they will also be able to advise parts availability if that proves necessary.

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Its still under warranty best bring it back sounds like a broken needle or tread knot.

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