Question about Baby Lock Sewing Machines
How do I correct this,is it a tension problem, I just started sewing on this. It;s new and is on a quilt frame with a regulator and the feed dog is down, I have it set as it was in the store.
Try changing the needle
rethread the machine making sure to use every thread guide
try using a different bobbin--make sure the bobbin is turned the
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
Posted on Dec 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Thread tension?
I own this little gem of a machine. It definitely sews a perfect stitch. I'm assuming you own the green 3/4 size machine as denoted by your product number. The half size blue one pictured is incorrect.
Anyway, this machine sews a perfect stitch, due to the oscillating bobbin. Most sewing machines with rotary (drop in) bobbins don't have an easily accessible bobbin tension screw, which means your fabric is usually slightly puckered. Fiddling with only the upper tension helps very little. This frustrates me to no end for sewing long curtains, clothing side seams, etc. Wrong tension causes them to hang with puckers, making them look awful. With the Hello Kitty 3/4 size Janome, there is a screw on the bobbin case which allows you to adjust for every thread diameter perfectly. Always a perfect stitch, if you take the time to adjust this screw.
To adjust the bobbin for a perfect tension, load the bobbin into the bobbin case and thread it through the guide. Holding only the thread between two or three fingers, let the bobbin case dangle below. This will be slightly difficult, because the bobbin will want to fall out of the case. Don't worry, just don't move it around too much and it will stay in long enough for this test. If the metal bobbin case slowly drops lower, unwinding thread as it goes, the thread is too loose. Tighten the screw on the side of the bobbin case a little (about a quarter turn.)
If the bobbin case seems to be dangling firmly, give the thread a gentle tug, lifting up fairly quickly. If it doesn't release a couple of inches of thread, it's too tight, loosen the screw. You know the tension is perfect when a quick, light tug of the thread releases a couple of inches of thread.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
IT PROBABLY IS THREADED INCORRECTLY. GO SLOWLY BY THE DIAPHRAGM AND MAKE SURE IT IS THREADED CORRECTLY. ALSO MAKE SURE SPOOL PIN HOLDERS ARE IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO GUIDE THE THREAD CORRECTLY.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
SOURCE: Not picking up the Bobbin thread
Sounds like you have to take off the throat plate and clean out threads under it. Sometime they ball up and prevent the needle from going down and catching the bobbin thread. You can't see themuntil you take off the plate. Follow the directions. It is easy.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.
Thread knotting on the bobbin can be a lot of things but here's some guidance:
If the thread is loose on the bottom of the fabric, it's actually the top thread is too loose. Think of 2 little elves playing tug of war in your machine, one on toip and one underneath. If you have loops on bottom, the top needs to pull harder (tighten top tension)
Jamming bobbin case:
If it is damaged from turning out of place once, it could have rough spots on it that makes the thread hang on it, and keeps making it turn over and over. Use a finger nail board (fine sanding) and smoothall rough spots. Then reset the bobbin case taking care to put the notch in the bobbin case in alignment with the proper spot in the machine (basically 5 o’clock) when looking at the round area where the bobbin case goes.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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What you have going on is probably a bobbin problem. The knots are referred to as birds' nests and happen usually happen when your bobbin thread gets caught on something in the bobbin area. To be certain it's a bobbin problem, change your needle. Even if the needle looks fine, it could be just slightly bent and still look fine to the naked eye. If that doesn't solve the problem, take the fabric out of the sewing machine and turn the machine wheel by hand. Watch what happens thru the plastic window in the bobbin area, or if you don't have a plastic window leave the bobbin covering off. Is the thread catching somewhere and causing a bunch of thread to gather in the bobbin area? Be very careful when investigating in the bobbin casing/area-it's easy to chip things in there! Often times, a piece of something falls in there and can be pulled out with tweezers. Just as often, the bobbin casing is slightly tilted and needs to be straightened or has a chip in it and needs to be replaced. You can normally get a replacement on eBay, searching with your machine model number. Also, check out SewVacUSA. If you need help replacing the bobbin casing (it's easy, you just need to be careful), or if these solutions don't work, leave me a comment. I check back daily, so I'll get back to you within 24 hours normally. Leave me as much detail as possible and I'll do everything I can to help you!
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