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Spring unattached on Brother LS-1217 near bobbin

Had a sewing party last night with 6 forth grade girls. :) Somehow one of my machines got "injured". The bobbin case was all loose and made a lot of noise. I noticed a spring is unattached and just hanging by one end. I don't know where the other end should be reattached and there is no diagram or reference to the spring in the manual.

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  • tretay Dec 04, 2008

    Spring unattached near bobbin

  • Dawn Lee Sep 21, 2013

    Hello- did you manage to get this fixed in the end? I have the exact same problem with my Brother XL5012 and can't see where to reattach the spring?

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Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/Model_list.aspx?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&titleid=36

I hope this helps! Thanks for keeping the Art of sewing going!!!!
Happy sewing!

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Need to know what the knobs are for


Are you sure that it's a Singer LS-1217? I can't find any model with 1217 on the Singer site.

The Brother LS-1217 manual is available here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/eu_ot/en/doc/manual_top.html?reg=eu&c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217euk . The direct link to the English version of the manual is http://download.brother.com/welcome/doch000000/ls12171217b13171417ug01enesfrpt.pdf . There are only a few knobs on most machines. On the front near the needle is the Needle Thread Tension knob. If you use contrasting colors (different top, bobbin and fabric colors), you might see a straight stitch where the top thread is visible on the bottom of the fabric for example. Adjust the tension to get both the top and bobbin threads meeting in the middle of the fabric layers. (Increase the needle thread tension - rotate to a higher number but go in 0.5 increments.)

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I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(I use the Singer Sewing Book as a reference for tension issues.)

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this is the support site for your Brother LS-1217 machine
I found it very helpful, Manuals to download, FAQ and recent troubleshooting questions answered. (It also has bobbin loading instructions)

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us_ot/en/model_top/HomeSewingMachine/hf_ls1217eus.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217eus

GOOD LUCK! AND HAPPY SEWING
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