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Re: Bernette 82e model will not feed bottom thread
Possibly you have the bobbin back in upside down and its turning the wrong way. Happens all the time. If you mean it will not pick up the bottom thread then maybe the needle is in backwards or the machine is out of time. I doubt you will have to replace a part but if it does or you need to have the timing adjusted you will have to maybe look at the Yellow Pages or here online and find the nearest sewing machine repair or dealership and have them look at it.
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thread the machine correctly( follow the operators manual)
wind the bobbin properly and when placing the bobbin in the bobbin carrier pull the thread down the small slot and under the spring plate
thread for the needle always comes in from the left (The side of the groove in the needle ) and out the cut away side
pull a long piece of thread for the needle out and hold it while you turn the machine over
after 1 or 2 revolutions the needle thread will bring up the bobbin thread and you then pull both threads out a bit
if you don't have a user/operators manual there are 2 options
one is to go google and type in --user manual for bernina bernette model 65 sewing machine and down load the pdf version
the other option is to visit manchester shops ( cloth and fabric shops ) and talk with the sales people as may of these places have a sewing circle of people who will be only to willing to help you.
Bottom tension is controlled by the bobbin case. First, ensure that the thread is wound tight onto the bobbin (should not be spongy when you push your fingernail into into it) Looking at the open side of the bobbin case, insert the bobbin into the bobbin case (so the thread winds off in a clockwise direction) and feed under the 'tension finger'. If you now hold the end of the thread, suspending the bobbin and case from it, the assembly should not drag any more thread out of the bobbin case. If it does, the small screw on the tension finger needs to be tightened slightly. If the assembly does not drag out any more thread, give the thread a little upwards tug. The assembly should slide down a little.If it does not slide, the tension finger is too tight - loosen it a little.
Insert a NEW needle, make sure the top thread is correctly threaded and tension is set at the 'normal' setting (as per book) ..... .... try sewing a sample. Note: using 'cheap' thread will cause all sorts of tension issues as well as fluff up your machine fast - avoid it!
try a new needle--one that is for the fabric being sewed then try to adjust the top thread tension again, if the stitches remain loose and the tension won't adjust then the tension knob needs to be checked to see if there is something wrong with it. also check to make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, if the bobbin is not turned the right way in the bobbin case the sewing machine will not stitch correctly.
Grasp the threads and hold them down when you start your seam. If it still happens make sure your thread is seated into your upper tension mechanisms. If that still isn't solving your problem... CLEAN between the tension discs with some sturdy fabric folded in half. (wax build up from threads can cause issues)
Get a manual for your machine so you know how to properly thread the machine - you need to be sure the thread goes through the guides in proper sequence and - ALWAYS thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up.
You need to be sure the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the correct guides.
Check the needle to see if it is installed correctly and is not bent.
Most sewing machine needles are installed with the flat side toward the back of the machine.
After proper threading and bobbin feeding, hold onto the top thread tail and lower the needle down and back up to pull up the bobbin thread.
Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.
You did not provide the make and model of your machine so I can only suggest if you do not have a manual, search the Internet. Singer and Brother have downloads. Sewusa has many brands/models.
I once heard from a great sewing instructor that if the problem is on the back of the fabric then it is a spool to needle problem.... if the problem is on the top of the fabric, then it is a bobbin problem. Check your machine for dust and stray threads. Check your bobbin casing for dust and stray threads.