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Needle and hook out of time.

The message is to check and rethread upper thread. It is threaded and correct. I removed the foot plate and the bobbin carriage and slowley turned the wheel to watch what happens. The needle comes down but goes back up before the hook can catch the thread. It is out of time. How do I get it back in time? THankd

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Re: needle and hook out of time.

I think this is what is wrong with mine as well... did any one offer you a solution? if so could you get back to me on I think i put my bobin in wrong?

Posted on May 30, 2007

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I have a Baby Lock Audrey. The bobbin thread is "nesting". I have tried rewinding the bobbin and rethreading the needle and bobbin thread but that hasn't helped.

Check that it is actually the bobbin thread that is nesting. Generally, bobbin thread issues appear on the top of the fabric and upper thread issues appear on the underside of the fabric.

If it is in fact the bobbin thread, the bobbin thread tension may be off or malfunctioning.

If it is the upper thread nesting under the fabric:
1. Remove the thread
2. Install a brand new needle
3. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. This releases the thread tension so the thread will seat properly.
4. Rethread from the beginning and check the thread path is correct.
5. Set the upper tension at the midway point.
6. Check that the bobbin thread is loaded properly
7. Retest the machine.

If it continues to create thread nests under the fabric, tighten the upper tension.


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My thread keeps breaking, Ive checked and changed my needle, re-threaded bobbin and upper but every time I try to sew the upper thread breaks.

Have you tried loosening the upper tension? Remove the upper thread, RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning (make sure it follows the correct thread pathway). Sometimes the upper thread jumps out of a thread guide or wraps around something. Or try a different brand of thread? Avoid old or bargain bin threads--use good quality thread. Could also be the incorrect needle for the thread/fabric, ie thread too large for the needle eye.

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Needle thread is not catching bobbin thread

Install a brand new needle and confirm with the owner's manual that it is inserted properly.

Remove the upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning (confirm the thread pathway is correct). Check that the bobbin is threaded properly. Set the upper tension at the midway point between the high & low numbers. Retest.

If it is still not picking up the thread, the needle/hook may be out of time, ie the needle is not arriving at the hook at the proper time to pick up the bobbin thread.


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Won't catch the bobbin thread everytime. skips. I have retreaded everything several times, reajusted tension, and even the presser foot tension.

Install a brand new needle.

Check the upper tension: Remove the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. This ensures the thread is seated properly in the tension disk. Make sure the bobbin case is threaded properly.

If still missing the bobbin thread, it probably has a needle/hook timing issue.


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Model 140m. Why doesn't the bottom bobbin loop to the needle?

The hook pulls the top thread around the bobbin. Remove the needle plate and turn the hand-wheel toward you while watching the needle. The hook should catch the thread as the needle is on it's way back up. The loop may not form since there is no material or needle plate, but you can see that the needle and hook are in a position for it to happen. This is called "timing".
A simpler answer might be bent needle, wrong needle or needle in backwards, all simple mistakes I have made.
When putting it back together be careful of the black plastic bobbin case as it is often easier to get it out than to get back in correctly.

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Top thread leaving loops on the bottom of the fabric.

what you describe is an indication of the needle top thread tension being too loose
make sure that the thread is between the pressure plates of the tensioner and not behind it
next remove the plates around the base at the bit the moves the material through so that you can see when the needle is approaching the bobbin hook
when the needle is at the bottom of the movement, that bobbin hook should be almost at the eye of the needle .
that is called needle position timing
if the hook is not near the eye of the needle or past it then you will have to have the machine serviced and that timing corrected
check the way the need is installed
the cut away bit should be facing the hook and the small groove is where the thread sits so that it does not jam as it goes through the material

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My viking emerald 118 machine just started breaking needles and the bobbin thread will not hold. YOu can pull the bobbin stitch out by pulling the thread.

Check the upper tension by lowering the presser foot and pulling on the thread through the needle. You should feel resistance. If not, take a stiff brush and clean out the tension disks/dials removing any loose threads or lint. If upper tension is ok, check bobbin tension by pulling thread through needle plate opening. You should feel resistance. If not, remove bobbin case and brush any loose threads or lint from the case, especially in the tension spring where the thread is snapped into place. You may need to use a sharp needle to dig in between the spring but be careful that you don't damage it.

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Bobbin problem

Suspect the needle and hook timing is off causing threads not to catch to make a stitch.

Try these troubleshooting tips:
With machine off, remove the bobbin and bobbin case. Push the needle bar to the left. Lower the needle to the bobbin case and notice when the needle starts traveling upward does the tip of the hook in the bobbin area align with the eye of the needle? If it does not align, the timing is off. If it does, move on to check upper tension:

Check that it is threaded correctly (both top and bottom) making sure that the upper thread is in the takeup lever. Watch the needle as you slowly turn the handwheel counter clockwise (toward you) and the needle point touches the fabric (make sure presser foot is down). Is the thread still relatively taunt? If it is loose, the upper thread tension unit does not have enough tension. Check the areas where the thread goes and make sure you remove any loose threads or fluff which could be inhibiting the tension discs from closing over the thread. If the tension unit still is not tightening enough, the tension unit may need to be replaced or the circuit board replaced. If everything is ok in the upper thread area, now look at the bobbin area. With no fabric, watch as the needle enters the bobbin area. Does it go down and the upper thread catch the bobbin thread and pulls it to the surface? Check for anything preventing the bobbin thread from being pulled up to the surface through the needle plate. If you have still not been able to resolve the problem suggest you take it to an authorized husqvarna viking dealer for service. You can locate a dealer near you by visiting the husqvarna viking website and clicking on the Dealer link on the left-hand side of the page -

Good luck.

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