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"check top thread" warning, but top thread is threaded correctly

"Check top thread" warning message is displayed, but machine is threaded correctly.

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The upper thread sensor may be bad or need cleaning off but this doesn't happen very often. What does happen is that the thread regulating spring (the spring that the thread goes through just before going up to the take up lever) has come out of a small grooved piece it fits through. By taking the side cover off you should be able to see this and possibly be able to pop it back in. A tiny amount of super glue can keep it from happening again.

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The Singer 7256 Fashion Mate sewing machine has a top drop-in thread bobbin and an automatic needle threader. The digital display on the side of the machine is used to select different stitch settings on the machine. When the display reads error code E2, it means that there is a bobbing threading error, which may be caused by the thread looping or bunching under the fabric as you sew.

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rethread needle using every thread guide, also try changing the needle, if that doesn't help them the machine may have a computer problem

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Why is the top thread not picking up the bottom thread?


use new needle,
check if the top thread is between tension discs,
increase top tension a little.

Oct 02, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have the error message that there is a mechanical problem and the guide says that the machine is stuck??? How would this be repaired?


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

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Difficulty threading bobbin- thread bunches under fabric. vx1005


I would suggest to check the needle to see if it's damaged
also check to make sure the machine is threaded correctly,,that the thread is in every thread guide
also some sewing machine have a problem with the top thread coming off the thread take up lever
also I would check the bobbin area for lint or any loose threads
also check the top thread tension to see if it's set correctly
also the hook race cover & hook need to be taken out & cleaned & then put back in
some machine have had problems with the hook getting grooves worn into them & need to be fixed or replaced

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How can I adjust the thread? I have a problem with the thread, when I start the sewing machine the tread from the top and the bottom would suddenly get tangled. Tks.


try this suggestions
check the needle to see if it's bent-roll it on a flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
check the bobbin to see if it's warped
check the bobbin case to see if there's any lint or loose threads
rethread the machine-upper thread & bobbin too---to make sure the thread is not catching on anything
make sure the upper thread has a thread tail 3-4 inches long
make sure the bobbin has a thread tail 3-4 inches long
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly in the bobbin case
if you have your operation manual-check the tension settings & see if they are correct

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Top thread locks bottom thread bunches and machine makes noise


start with a deep clean and oil. check tensions, top and bottom-stitch should "lock" inside the fabric. make sure you use same thread on bobbin as on the machine. Check needle for nicks or bent. Make thread is threaded correctly, passing through upper tension plate. check tension plate(upper) for rust or lint.

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Bernina artista 180 keeps warning to check top thread and it is threaded right


Refer to your manual for maintenance and clean the machine as indicated. A sensor may be blocked by lint.

If this continues, the machine will need to be serviced by an authorized Bernina repair tech.

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Gobbs of thread gather on backside of material, while front stitch is good...how do I correct this


Hi! Here are two things to check that generally cause problems like this:

1. Check that you're threading the machine correctly, especially the take-up lever.

2. It may be that you need to tighten the top tension. When the top tension is too loose, it'll cause big gobs of thread, like you say, on the back of the material. All this thread is actually top thread (not bobbin thread). (I recommend using different colored threads in your top thread and in your bobbin when you suspect tension problems.)

A couple of things to remember when you are adjusting the tension:
  • Always adjust the tension with the pressure foot DOWN.
  • Thread the machine with the pressure foot UP (so the thread can slip easily into the tension disks).
  • The higher the number on the dial, the tighter the tension.
  • Adjust in small increments. Stitch a few inches, check, adjust, stitch, check adjust--and repeat as needed.
I'm in the process of posting some photos about tension adjustments on www.robbiesews.blogspot.com. Check there later tonight and I should have them up.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


Robbie

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My prdect is fashionaire 2380.when i'm sew somthing it's break the thread,and it's stack


Check the thread spool to see if there is a nick where the thread is catching. If there is, you can smooth away the nick with an emery board, or just flip the spool so the thread is feeding from the bottom of the spool.

Sometimes the thread feeds too quickly from the spool and puddles around the spool pin. A thread net (can be purchased online or at a sewing machine dealer) can eliminate this.

Check the threading to be sure it is correct - always thread to top thread with the presser foot up.

Check the bobbin to be sure the thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the correct guides.

Refer to your manual for threading and bobbin position.

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