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Thread catches and clogs in gears near the uptake arm.

I have an Esante Ese2 and the top thread keeps breaking. When I remove the end cap the thread is all bunched up and tangled to the right of the uptake bar in some tiny rollers. I have tried everything I can think of to prevent this. Any suggestions?

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  • cchriste8463 Feb 05, 2009

    Would I have to take it to a dealer for that? I can't really get at the gears. Could it be something else?

  • cchriste8463 Feb 05, 2009

    I have rethreaded numerous times. I have check and re-checked the threading procedure. I have changed thread, changed needles, changed bobbins and cleaned the bobbin case. It seems to sew fine for about 100-200 stitches then breaks. The top thread is all tangled in that little box (I don't know what to call it) near the uptake bar. I have to use tweezers to remove the tangled thread. I'm hoping I can fix it as, naturally, I have a project I want to finish and don't have time to take it to the shop. Thanks.

  • cchriste8463 Feb 05, 2009

    I reset the tension to the auto mode. Should I manually adjust it and would that be higher or lower?

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Hi
1) Rethread the machine
2) Reduce the thread tension (lower number)
3) Select a larger size needle
4) Remove and reinsert a new needle, flat side toward the back of the machine.


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Hi there
You will need to adjust the tension and clear the thread from all the moving parts.

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Check all of this;

  1. Correctly thread machine. Remove knot. 
  2. Correct thread tension. 
  3. Replace needle. 
  4. Replace needle with correct size. 
  5. Properly insert needle. 
  6. Start machine at a medium speed. 
  7. Use proper thread or needle. 
  8. Check threading order.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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    micromaster Feb 05, 2009

    also:



    • Securely install bobbin into bobbin case. 


    • Correctly thread bobbin case. 

    • Check to see that bobbin has been wound evenly. 

    • Clean bobbin case and shuttle.
    Just let me knw..





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The gears may be wornout or getting blocked in between.just check out.

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