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How do I tune up a brother ls 1217

I've already spent on tune-ups 3x what I paid for the machine. If I could learn how to fix machine myself, great! Main prob now is that tension doesn't adjust and it "sews" but often is not creating stitches. Thanks!

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Ok.. that sounds like a timing problem. But let me ask you this... Do you ever turn your hand wheel backwards? If so break yourself of that habit. Turning the wheel the wrong way often throws off the timing, sometimes even breaks stuff inside.

If you have already spent 3x what you paid for the machine, donate it and get another better machine. Janome, Pfaff, Husqvarna area all better than Brother.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012


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SOURCE: my thread tension knob fell out of my machine and

My machine was doing the same thing its a sunstar 340-bl.Any way it was caused by aplying to much tension.To put back in remove barrel buy undoing grub srew,once removed, barrel will have one or two screws these are what hold tension shaft under tension in place.I can not advise on how much tension as i have different machine and once you destroy your spring thats it,you need a new one.To much tension causes it to untwist.

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SOURCE: can't draw up the bobbin thread

I have the same problem...I have been sewing for many years, and I think I know how to thread a sewing machine! I'm with this person...IT JUST WON'T PICK-UP THE THREAD machine was new, only used it a few times, then one quit woking, it just will not load the bottom thread, I have tried everything, but to take it to a shop.

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