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Sorry no stitches are forming on my singer promise machine everything else is fine


This may be a silly thing to ask you, have you made sure the machine is threaded up correctly, if yes is you shuttle bobbin full and fitted correctly so the tail of the cotton enters the side tension spring if applicable, if the answer is yes to both of these questions, then, check that the needle is the correct way round if all is okay there, then the next question is have you jammed the machine with cotton whilst trying to sew or have you broken a needle, if the answer is yes the possibility is that the pick up hook on your shuttle case as been knocked out of timing and is unable to pick up the shuttle bobbin thread, and are you confident enough to set the timing of the hook your self, the hook should be just and only just approaching the needle in it's lowest position as it is about to rise up again, depending how tight the hook assembly is on it's shaft is without undoing the clamp screw that secure it in place. Remove the bobbin and sole plate and rotate the machine by hand in the correct rotation and watch what the hook does as it approaches the needle if it's found to be out of position then hold the hand wheel tight, then gently rotate the hook case to it's correct position as described a above, you will need to use a screw driver or something of that nature to achieve this, only lever a small amount at a time you will feel a slight resistance to rotate in either direction. Once satisfied you done it correctly recheck before you run machine.

Good luck to you.

Mar 08, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Alot of thread on the backside, it worked fine for 2 seams then on the 3rd yuk!!


this sounds like a cotton tension problem, on the shuttle case their is two small screws which adjust the thread tension leaving the shuttle adjust the centre screw only by a very small amount clock wise and retry that's if it's a fixed shuttle case if it is of the type that can be removed then insert the bobbin into the shuttle case and thread it into the spring tensioner now hold the tail of the cotton and the shuttle case should hang down, now give them thread a sharp pull up a couple of times and the cotton should just slip and get longer if it does this then the tension is correct if it doesn't move then slacken the centre anti clockwise until it does slip as stated above, if none of the above do not cure the problem then it's possibly due to the pick hook not being in the correct position behind the needle and as to be adjusted, but hopefully it is just a thread tension problem either with the top tension which is more likely , but please make sure you have threaded the sewing machine correctly before doing any of the above.

Happy sewing

Mar 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I can't get the tenson right, it wads up under the piece that I'm sewing?


This is in deed a top tension problem, make sure that your machine is correctly threaded then adjust the tensioner to hold the cotton tighter if it's to tight the cotton will snap in that case back it off a bit at a time till you get what is a good stich, I'm assuming that the feed dogs that pull the fabric through the machine is working okay, but if you have had a lot of jambs then their is a possibility that you have knocked the cotton pick up hook out of position as this should just starting to go behind the needle at it's lowest point then on the way up the hook should go behind the needle to pick the thread up you can adjust this yourself by undoing the clamp screw that holds the shuttle case and hook if you follow the instructions as above then you not far off completing the repair yourself just make sure the hook is very close to the needle just when it starts it's way up then relock the clamp screw and give it a run slowly to start with and if every thing is okay your away.
Happy sewing

Mar 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I'm having problems with the stitches. The top looks fine while I'm sewing, but when I turn if over the stitches look loose. I've double checked multiple times that the machine is threaded correctly. ...


this is a Cotton tension problem either you have threaded it correctly if so then the tension wants adjusting, also check the tension on your shuttle by doing a drop test by holding the cotton tail that come from your shuttle if you jerk nit up and down the cotton that runs through the tension spring and it should just slip a little bit if it drops down to the floor then the centre small screw needs to be turned a little bit at a time to get the required tension as stated above, but don't worry your sewing m/c is ok, It's as I say a cotton tension problem.

good luck

Mar 01, 2015 | Singer Confidence 7467 Mechanical Sewing...

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How do I time a bobbin hook on a 153W Singer


all sewing machines are basically the same, the hook that rotates to pick the cotton up off the needle must just enter behind the needle when it's on it's way back up which then grabs the cotton to form the stitch, so you must remove the sole plate to expose the shuttle case remove the shuttle and put to one side, now rotate the hand wheel on the sewing machine in the correct rotation and watch the hook rotate round until it goes behind the needle, just as the needle is starting back up from it's lowest position the hook should just be going behind the needle to pick up the cotton, if this is not the case then loosen the screws that clamp the hook assembly to the shaft and rotate the hook assembly gently until the hook is just going behind the needle and make sure the hook is close to the needle before retightening the clamping crews , and final give it a few turns by hand to make sure the hook locates the same all the time and the hook is not catching the needle, when your happy, then reassemble.

Happy sewing

Feb 16, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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In regular sewing my stitches are fine but when I switch to embroidery the top thread is loose and sometimes doesn't pick up the bottom thread. What can I do to fix this?


You may need to have it checked and tuned up. It doesn't cost much. I just had mine done for the first time because when I tried to wind a bobbin the needle stayed in sewing status. I bought this machine years ago and it only cost.80.00 for a tune up also.

Looking at the manual it says to go to auto and you can see the screen where the cloth guide position can be adjusted. Right under that is the auto tension with a + and -. You would need to increase the tension level. It says that this is also used for professional style embroidery in the same way.

I hope both of these suggestions will help.

Jun 03, 2014 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Top cotton not picking up bobbin cotton


try changing the needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
if none of these suggestions work, then it's possible that the machine
could be out of time & would need to be checked at a sewing machine
shop

Aug 21, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Brother PS-35 - will not pick up the thread/cotton from the shuttle - any suggestions please


Providing you have the needle in the ccorrect way round and it is a good one tghen you may need to retime the machine

Aug 23, 2011 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Wont pick up cotton from shuttle


Timing out.Seek professional advice

Feb 27, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Timing off


If the worm gear is located on the bottom of machine that has link connected to the bobbins and shuttle case.Before you engage the two gear the worm gear and the helical gear besure to adjust the position of the needle holder at the lowest dead center position and the bobbins and shuttles case was hooked up properly with the needle no thread inside also unplug the ac source before doing this.Assuming all at zero time order,you can freeely move the shuttle case with the bobbins at the center of the needle because there are no link connection when you disengage
the two gear.After setting up all at rest gradually engage the two gear and tight the allen screw no motion at all linkage when doing this otherwise changes of set up will occurs you can't get the perfect time order.If all are set, manually by hand rotate handwheel gradually if there obtruction on motion of all parts,they should be freely move on the right rotation.if OK put thread on bobbins winder set to bobbins and upper threat top spool.Set the proper tension on both lower and upper thread acquired to fabric,try too hook up the lower tension manually, If ok sew cotton fabric as trial manually only no power supply yet
until you acquired normal sewing If no problem persist.Apply power source and continue trial If problem on timing again judt repeat sequence assure the perfect alignment and setting on lower dead center.

Mar 12, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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