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Check and adjust thread tension on needle and bobbin. It requires changing for different thread thickness.

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Hi I just purchased a used Juki DDL-555. 1) It will not catch the bobbin thread. 2) it will not sew forward and feed the fabric along (it sews in reverse just fine). Can someone please help?

the material movement is set by the forward/ reverse knob or lever
not picking up the thread can be needle thread tension too loose
it can be needle hook timing

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When sewing looks fine on top but on the reverse side of fabric it is bunched up loops and not really stiched

so looping on underside indicates top thread is not in tension, you need to recheck your threading from the thread spool, through the various thread eyes, the thread take up lever, the tension discs and then to the needle. It sounds like your thread has not gone into the tension discs fully. It is important to always thread up with the presser foot raised as this opens up the tension discs too so the thread can be laid in fully.

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Brother AE2500 reverse sewing lever is too stiff to move , how does this work please, bacause in the CD provided with this sewing machine , this lever (plastic) for doing reverse is being moved down t

Try turning the flywheel and operate the reverse lever at the same time. Some machines need to be at a certain point in the stitch cycle for the reverse lever to be used.

Dec 26, 2014 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Machine is un-threading itself.

try putting a piece of tape over the thread take up lever to keep the
thread from coming out of the thread take up lever
check your top thread tension also

Jan 25, 2013 | Singer Featherweight II 117

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Sewing machine not working in reverse

try a new needle
try a different thread top and bobbin
try adjusting the top thread tension one number or letter at a time
higher sewing on a scrap piece of paper till the stitches look
make sure the top thread does not come off the thread take up lever

Jan 11, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Brother XL3500 thread keeps wrapping around my thread take up lever?

Revisit your threading up, check the threading up path in your manual. The thread is missing a thread loop/guide I would say for the thread to keep coming loose and getting caught around the take up lever. Is it fully into tension? Always raise the pressure foot when threading up the top of the machine to ensure the tension is wide open so the thread seats properly.

Jun 16, 2011 | Brother XL-3500

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I have a White model 2037 and am sewing a quilt. I am having problems with the thread becoming disengaged with the arm at step #2 of the threading process. When I slow the machine down, the threads comes...

I think you mean the take up lever? are you sure that the thread is threaded correctly into the eyelet/thread guide above and below the take up lever?

If it is an open ended take up lever (many are now) then the thread may be coming loose from it on the upwards stroke because the thread is not being held in an eyelet after it passes through the take up lever, or there is insufficient tension on the top thread.

If you are sure that the threading up is correct and it is still happening then you may need to make a modification to the take up lever and turn it into a closed eye. You could take it to a professional and see if they can maybe remove the takeup lever, close down the loop at the end with pliers and then reposition it on the machine.

Or maybe try a home solution by finding a grommet or metal eyelet part and somehow mounting this into the open part of the take up lever carefully with a small amount of plasticine or bluetack perhaps. Just a guess though, never needed to do this, if my thread comes out its because I don't have it threaded fully somewhere.

Jan 16, 2011 | White Sewing 2037 Mechanical Sewing...

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Thread tangles around shuttle

Either the thread is not in the take up lever or it is not in the tension. Rethread the machine. Raise the presser foot and pull on the thread between the tension and take up. It should be loose. Lower the presser foot, pull on the thread between the tension and take up lever. It should be tighter. Make sure the thread is in the slot of the take up lever and pulled to the front of the lever.


May 20, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Elna threading and reverse instructions

I have a Primula 310

The reverse is located in the middle of the stitch length dial, you press in the button whilst you reverse.

When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between. when you lower the foot the discs close around the thread and add the tension.

Hope this helps

Oct 31, 2007 | Sewing Machines

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