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The needle to hook relation for a juki ddl-555

I have a industrial juki ddl-555 sewing machine. And I cannot get the hook on the for the bobbin to line up right with the needle. Any hints or clues. All attempts have the needle hitting the hook case and missing the hole. Contact me back @ sixmillboy@mac.com

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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Before all else. Turn off machine!
(1) break screws on the hook loose.
(2) tighten one back up very skightly, one you can reach when the needle bar is at its lowest position.
(3) lower needle bar to its lowest position.
(4) loosen the screw just tightened.
(5) position the tip of the hook behind the needle hole. the tip should be as close to the needle hole as possible without actually touching the needle
(6) tighten screws
(7) slowly hand turn the machine (depress the foot pedal to disengage clutch brake on motor) several revolutions to make sure the needle doesn't hit anything on the hook.
(8) if it passes this test, try on a scrap of fabric

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NEEDLE FOR THE THREAD YOU ARE USING, AND THAT THE SAME THREAD IS ALSO IN THE BOBBIN. CHECK UPPER TENSION, BY PULLING SLIGHTLY, IF IT'S TIGHT, LOOSEN THE UPPER TENSION.YOUR THREAD MAY BE THE WRONG SIZE OR TYPE FOR THE SPEED YOUR SEWING., and the needle your are using( sorry about the caps lock)

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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This is a timing problem the hook timing needs adjustment, and possible the needle timing also

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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