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Two Stitch Hang-up

Basically, I sew about one or two stitches and the whole machine grinds to a halt. It looks like the thread is getting hung up on something in the bobbin area. I really dont know what it wrong - and I have tried the thread tension, new needle, re-threading...etc, It just keeps happening!

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  • Fairy.Stitch Jan 18, 2009

    Yes, it is getting caught around the bobbin casing...i think. *sigh* I already took the whole thing apart, cleaned it, put it back together, put the machine on normal settings...and it is still happening. Also, when you "gun it" it snaps the thread on the inside, not at the needle (that happened on accident - touchy pedal). I really dont know what to make of it.



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Youch!  how frustrating.  It sounds like there is a piece of thread caught in or around the bobbin casing.  take the whole casing out and clean with your brush.
I feel your pain, hope this helps.  If not, please come back and we'll try some other things.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • jill Jan 18, 2009

    have you had a needle hit the bobbin area?  is there a burr on the raceway anywhere?



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