Question about Euro-Pro Shark 80 - 7133
I was sewing on some felted sweaters and suddenly my machine stopped working. It is making huge birdsnests around the bobbin mechanism and jamming to the point where I have to cut the whole piece free from the machine. I went through whole spool of thread trying to fix it, just to give you an idea of how much it's winding up underneath. I thought it was a dirty bobbin assembly, so I took the bobbin mechanism apart, cleaned it thouroughly inside and oiled it. Still happened. If I pull the top thread while it's sewing, it will work for a few stitches until it tangles again. It seems like the upper thread tensioner doesn't work anymore, but I can't be sure of that (just a guess). If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it!!
I have a singer 457 (from 1964!!) that I inherited from my grandmother. It worked successfully many months, but then I developed a similar problem (birds nests, tangles in the bobbin assembly).
AFter messing with the tension, different spools of thread, and what not, I found that it was the BOBBIN that was the problem. Althought this bobbin is the same size and shape as others, there is something about it that knots up the inside of the machine EVERY time (as in within 15 stitches or less).
I tossed the thing and have been trouble free ever since.
I am now convinced that bobbins (particularily plastic ones) wear out.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Ok, this is real simple. pull the thread from the bobbin up through the bottom of the machine near the needle. also, hold the thread that you threaded through the needle with the other strand on the left of the needle. hold them there for a few stitches... and wahla! no more birds nest.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Try turning the thread spool around sometimes that will make a huge difference.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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