Question about Brother Disney ULT-2002D

3 Answers

Brother ULT 2003D will sew a few stitches and stop

It will sew a few more stitches after I turn it off and back on.

Also bobbin winder doesn't wind thread even and the top thread will loop on the bottom. I've purchased an external bobbin winder and it has helped some, but tension still varies - just not as bad.

A while ago a needle broke, and when I replaced it, the new needle dropped down into the lower plate area. I could not retrieve it, so I don't know if it could be causing some of the problem.

Thank you.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

Cleaning and oiling the machine Step1 Unfasten the top, bottom, side and handwheel covers, using a screwdriver. Set the covers aside. Step2Remove the plate that covers the thread bobbin. If it is screwed inplace, use a screwdriver. If it is held by a clip or magnet, use asmall flathead screwdriver to pry up the plate. Step3 Thoroughly clean inside all the openings, using a vacuum with crevice attachment. Remove any stubborn lint, and use tweezers to take out any thread that is wound around the parts. Step4 Clean the teeth on the gears, using the tip of a round toothpick to loosen the grime. Vacuum to remove it. Step5 Lubricate all the moving parts. Use white lithium grease on the gears, and sewing machine oil on the other parts

TENSION: As you change projects and start sewing on differentweight materials, you should test stitch on a piece of scrapmaterial of the same weight before beginning the actual projectso you can adjust your upper tension to that particular fabric.As an example, if you're changing from a denim type fabric to a silky fabric, you would definitely want to make sure the tension is correct and the stitching looks right before you start to sew the garment.

To determine whether the upper tension is too tight or too loose for the fabric you're wanting to use, try the followingtest. Take a small scrap of the fabric, fold it, and stitcha line ON THE BIAS of the fabric, using different colors ofthread in the bobbin and on top. Grasp the bias line ofstitching between the thumb and the index finger. Space thehands about 3 inches apart and pull with an even, quick forceuntil one thread breaks. If the broken thread is the colorof the thread in the needle, it means that the upper tensionis too tight. If the broken thread is the color of thebobbin thread, the upper tension is too loose. If boththreads break together and take more force to break, itmeans that the tensions are balanced.

BOBBIN: The most probable cause of the lower thread breakingis an improperly wound bobbin. Regardless of where you wind the bobbin, inside the machine, on the top of the handwheel or on the front side near the hand wheel, the basic "bobbin"rules apply.

** Always start with an empty bobbin. Never wind one colorover another color.
** Don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight andhard to insert into the bobbin case. Most machines have anautomatic "shut off" when the bobbin gets full, but if yoursdoes not, be careful not to fill it too full.
** Wind the bobbin evenly across and in level layers.
** Never mix different sizes of thread in the bobbin and onthe spool, unless you're doing sewing machine embroidery orsome specialty type of sewing. Using different weights of thread on the spool and in the bobbin for general sewing will cause ragged stitches as well as other stitchingproblems.

NEEDLE: Probably 25% of machine repair jobs I go out on,the only problem was that the needle was put in backwards.I know you're probably saying "I've been sewing most of mylife and I know how to put the needle in the machine";however many times a seamstress will get in a hurry and notgive the needle a second thought when putting a new one inthe machine. If your machine will not pick up the bottomthread or skips stitches badly, in most cases it's becausethe needle is in wrong.

Each sewing machine requires that the "flat" side of theneedle be put in a specific way - facing the front, theback, etc., depending on your particular make and model. Ifyou have a sewing machine that takes a needle that doesn'thave a flat side, you'll notice that each needle has agroove in it where the thread lays as it penetrates thefabric. Depending on whether your machine shuttle systemfaces to the front or to the left, the groove of the needlewill also face front or left.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,913 Answers

Check there is not any jammed remove dust put oil then movethe motors and stitches.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,550 Answers

The tension may be too tight for your thread

Your needle may be bent or dull. The eye of your needle may have a nick in it that’s cutting the
thread as you sew. Or your needle may be too small for the thread you’re using, in which case,
change to a larger needle. And make sure your needle is appropriate for the weight and type of
your fabric.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Bobbin winder stopped working


The winder ring has most likely broken or come off. This part is not easily installed by a home user as the machine has to the taken apart to replace it.

Apr 03, 2014 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Broken bobbin winder


For $29 at Hancock, Jo Ann's or Wal Mart you can get a thing called a Side Winder that will wind your bobbins without using the winder on your sewing machine. It has the additional advantage that you can wind while sewing. I use it even with machines that will wind bobbins.

Feb 25, 2012 | Brother XL-2230 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Bobbin winder stop before befor fully wound


Is the bobbin close to full in the middle but not that full above and below? You may need to watch the bobbin wind and give the thread a nudge so that it fills right across the bobbin core to avoid this happening. Most bobbin winders will click off before the bobbin is completely full as you don't want any thread actually touching the bobbin case when it is in position, just fill to about 80% for good tension and stitching.

Oct 10, 2011 | Brother CS-8060 Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

We have a Touch & Sew 640 that we ARE trying to get running, and we need a manual, and specifically how do w thread the bobbin.


To wind the bobbin, select straight stitch, thread the machine up as normal making sure the presser foot is up, open the slide plate, push the little button over to raise the winder, take the thread and wind it round the presser foot screw a few times, press on the foot control slowly and the bobbin will wind, when you have enough, stop, close the slide plate to drop the winder down, pull the threads to the back and start sewing. for manuals try www.tandtrepair.com

Jun 24, 2010 | Singer Touch Sew 7462 Mechanical Sewing...

1 Answer

I need to know how to thread a bobbin?


TRY THIS, itma not be your model, but should help Title:
How do I wind the bobbin? windingbobbin_02.jpg
ac093.jpg Pre-tension disk ac094.jpg Bobbin winder shaft ac095.jpg Bobbin

1. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible, and then put a spool of thread on this pin. windingbobbin_a0991.jpg
2. Pass the thread around the pre-tension disk. Make sure that the thread passes under the pre- tension disk.
windingbobbin_a0992.jpg ac098.jpg Pre-tension disk c_b4.jpg Pulling it in as far as possible

Caution If the spool of thread is not in the right place, the thread may tangle on the spool pin.

3. Pass the end of the thread through the hole on the bobbin from the inside of the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0993.jpg
4. Put the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. windingbobbin_a0994.jpg
5. Turn the bobbin clockwise, by hand, until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove of the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0995.jpg ac099.jpg Spring on the shaft ac0991.jpg Groove of the bobbin

6. Turn on the sewing machine. windingbobbin_a0996.jpg
7. While holding the end of the thread, gently press the foot controller or press start/ stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button) to wind the thread around the bobbin a few times. Then stop the machine. windingbobbin_a0997.jpg
Note
  • If the sewing machine is to be operated using the foot controller, connect the foot controller before turning on the machine.
  • When the foot controller is plugged in, the start/stop button cannot be used to start sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button).

8. Trim the excess thread above the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0998.jpg
Caution Make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
If you do not cut the thread completely, and the bobbin is wound, when the thread runs low it may tangle around the bobbin and cause the needle to break.

9. Slide the sewing speed controller to the right (to set the speed to fast).
(For models equipped with the sewing speed controller.) windingbobbin_a0999.jpg ac0992.jpg Sewing speed controller
10. Press the foot controller or press start/stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button) to start. windingbobbin_a18.jpg
11. When the bobbin seems full and begins spinning slowly, take your foot off the foot controller or press start/stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button). windingbobbin_a19.jpg
12. Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left and remove the bobbin. windingbobbin_a191.jpg
13. Slide the sewing speed controller back to its original position (for models equipped with the sewing speed controller). windingbobbin_a192.jpg


Caution Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen, and may break the needle.
woundbobbin3.jpg ac0993.jpg Wound evenly ac0994.jpg Wound poorly


Note
  • When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the thread around the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.
  • The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winding shaft to the right.

Sep 02, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Threading bobbin on singer stylist 522


To wind a bobbin put the cotton reel on the top pin, take the thread to the left and round the little wheel and back to the bobbin that should be on the winder, wind the thread round a few times to take a grip, release the stop motion in the balance wheel, turn the winder button so the winder moves to the balance wheel and press on the foot control slowly.
When you put the bobbin in the bobbin case make sure it turns anti clockwise.

Jun 27, 2009 | Brother CS-8072 Computerized Sewing...

2 Answers

Brother SE-270D sewing machine bobbin won't wind


the rubber ring on the bobbin winder has probably gone bad which would mean replacing it but you can buy a portable bobbin winder called a sidewinder for around 20.00

Jun 16, 2009 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Bobbin Winder Works--Stitching Does Not


The second microswitch that is located just to the right of the bobbin winder stop tells the machine that it is set to wind a bobbin.

If the machine does not indicate that the bobbin winder is engaged, the second microswitch is not the problem. The bobbin winder itself is what shifts the clutch. If it is pulled downward, the clutch is disengaged and the upper shaft does not turn. Place your thumb under the bobbin winder, push it upwards and the clutch automatically re-engages and the shaft will turn.

Be very careful with the touch screen cable with the front cover off. If it has the older style cable on it, they are very delicate when releasing and reconnecting. If you put the front cover back on and the touch screen does not work, this will be the most likely problem. You will need to have the touch screen replaced.

You need to get your bobbin winder turned off first, then worry about the stop contacting the thread. If the stop is not tripped, then it is in its normal position and everything should work fine.

When not filling a bobbin, simply raise the bobbin winder and you should be ready to sew. Look at the opening around the winder shaft in the front cover and you will need to have it up and to the right. Just push the shaft with your thumb.

Mar 25, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

2 Answers

Cannot wind the bobbin


Check to make sure that the bobbin is locked onto the winder. If is not locked on then nothing will move. I know I had this problem as well and found that the bobbin must be locked on the winder.

Aug 24, 2008 | Brother CS-8150 Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

385 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

434 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...