Question about Sewing Machines
Can't re thread bobbins ,stop motion knob will not loosen
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Stop Motion Knob
I'm sure you have a pair of Channel lock pliers around.Place a fairly thick piece of fabric around the inner knob to keep from scratching it. Grasp it with the pliers while holding the handwheel and turn it to the left. IF you can't hold the wheel to keep it from slipping, place a screwdriver or something else under the needle set screw area, turn the wheel until the set screw is resting against the set screw and then turn the inner knob with the pliers.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
SOURCE: stop motion knob won't tighten
Remove the stop motion wheel and you will see another part that is loose(looks kind of like a washer with ears on it). Reposition this on the shaft and put the stop motion wheel back on. The stop motion wheel was too loose and it allowed the washer to fall off the shaft. The screw is nice to have and it keeps the washer from falling off the shaft but it's not absolutely necessary to use the machine. Just be caredul when winding the bobbin.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Check the tension. Make sure the bobbin tension isn't too tight and/or that the top tension isn't too loose. If the bobbin tension is too tight it won't be able to be drawn up and make the stitch. If the top tension isn't tight enough it also won't be able to draw the thread up. They need to be balanced to work together.
Test the bobbin tension by dangling the bobbin (in the casing) by the thread and give a slight flick of your wrist. It should drop down a bit as the thread is released. If it hits the floor it is too loose btw. If it doesn't drop a bit without great yanking it is too tight.
Then check your top tension and make sure there's a bit of resistance when you pull on the thread.
If you're having a lot of problems first try sewing on a plain cotton material and examine the stitch when set to a wide zig zag. When you get it adjusted so it sews that correctly then go back to what you were sewing on and make sure you have the right size and type of needle and that it is inserted correctly.
One of those things should correct the problem.
Posted on Jun 11, 2011
SOURCE: When I turn the knob
Have you removed the bobbin case to clean it? If so, it probably needs to be reseated. Remove the bobbin. Take out the case and reinsert it. If you can't get the bobbin out easily, there is probably thread clotted up somewhere under the feed dogs. I usually gently rock the handwheel back and forth as I brush the bobbin case area to begin dislodging the "clot." It also helps to remove the throat plate so you have a better view of the mechanics under the feed dogs. You'd be surprised at all the goop that can be caught but you can't see. If you do find a thread clot, use a machine brush and tweezer to gently remove each thread bit. I really hope this helps you. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my advice. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
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