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My wife has a pfaff simplamatic 571 sewing machine which has a timing problem - it thread gets tangled and does not seem to pick up properly. I have searched the web for some reference to this machine

I am trying to find out how to time this machine -there are no timing marks as far as I can see and I do not know how far the needle should project into the basket when at the bottom. I have read that the hook should be <> 1/4inch behind the needle what it is at the bottom does this apply to this machine?

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Rethread the machine following these directions:
all machines thread the same. TTN tension, take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.
Remove the bobbin case and bobbin. Pull on the bobbin thread to make sure it doesn't pull too hard. It should have some tension on it but not a lot. Insert the bobbin and bobbin case into the hook assembly and pull on the bobbin thread again.The tension should still be about the same. If it is tight, you need to look at the bottom of the pin that the bobbin case sits on and see if there are any threads looped around it. If there are , you need to remove them.
Hold the top thread , turn the hand wheel and see if the thread is catching someplace around the hook assembly. If it pulls the thread up easily, put some fabric in it and see how it works.
Make sure the thread is through the take up lever.
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Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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i want to know how i put thread in the sewing machine



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Take the bobbin out and check for dirt or broken thread in the hole.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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