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When sewing, it jams up right off the bat.

I follow the manual, and the stitch pattern # and it still jams up. I have the threading done right and everything else right, just keep jamming up on me when I try to sew. It keeps showing c4 but I check and it's fine. Can you help?

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  • Sewing Machines Master
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Try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
try turning the bobbin the opposite direction
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint or loose
threads
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

  • Patricia Smith Mar 16, 2015

    I am having the same problem and I've followed every instruction that I've found with no solution. I just bought this machine and I'm so frustrated cause I can't use it. The stitches look fine so I don't understand why I keep getting the same error code C4

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Check the easy stuff first:
Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correctly.

the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly.

the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needle bar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok, take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side of the bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right. Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of (looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook which is the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece. Locate the tip of it, turn the handwheel toward you until the needle is in the lowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top of the left side of the cut off circle. If this is not so, your machine needs to be re-timed. If that is the case.

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Sounds like the take-up lever is not threaded.

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Hello,
Here are a couple of things to try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you
sew.

* When you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

I hope this helps.

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