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I COULD HEAR A CLICKING NOISE IN THE TOP OF MY MACHINE AROUND THE NEEDLE BAR AND NOW ITS BRINGING THE BOBBIN THREAD TO THE TOP I HAVE CLEANED IT OUT AND ALSO BLOWN OUT THE BOBBIN CASE WITH A CAN OF AIR

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You could have a part that is broken or loose part and it's possible that the machine could be out of time. it would be a good idea to have the machine checked.

Posted on Aug 01, 2013

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SOURCE: janome straight stitch loose

I don't know if this is the right answer for any of you, but thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in. Often this can be the bobbin in backwards. It needs to unwind a certain way depending on the machine. I've heard a phrase for this: Mind your p's and q's which means some wind off to the right like a q, others to the left like a p. Mine has to unwind one way then be slipped backwards into a little slot or it does that loose bottom thread looping and bunching someone here mentioned. It seems everytime I get that problem I rethread the top thread 100 times before it clicks again and I remember it could be the bobbin thread. Either your manual will tell you the correct way, or you could experiment and try one or the other. Once you figure out whether you're a p or a q, mark it on your machien somewhere to remind yourself.

Good Luck and Happy Sewing!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin thread gets bunched up and loud clicking sound

The problem is never the bobbin when you have this problem. It's the top thread. Take the thread off the top of the machine and rethread the top. Make sure the small tension dial is on 4 or 5 (the larger dial on the front left is for the pressure on the foot, not the thread tension.) After you thread the machine, put the pressure foot down but NOT on the thread. Then pull gently toward the back of the machine. When you do, the needle should bend slightly backwards before the thread comes through the machine. If it pulls with no resistance you could simply have "fluff" or remants of thread between your tension discs. If you do, put the dial on zero and using an old needle, clean between the discs and try threading the machine again with the "pull test" I described earlier.
No tension on the top of the machine, lets the bobbin tension win and it pulls all the thread to the bottom of the fabric.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother VX-1120- The needle is not picking up bobbin thread.

I had the same problem with my brother vx-1120 sewing machine. I set the needle to lowest position by using the hand crank. Then I loosened the knerled set screw that holds needle in place. Then I moved needle shaft till the eye of needle is just lower than the hook on the shuttle loop maker. It made my mechine work. There are instuctions for ajusting timing on machine but I think these mechines are built to not fix and throw out. Just because there where no ajustment marks at all on machine, any machanical machine will needed to be ajusted sometime.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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I have a Brother SE-27OD and the safety be is stuck on the left side of the machine and will not return to its place over the bobbin. Is there a way to fix this myself. I'm a pretty good DIY person.


Your bobbin must allow the thread to flow completely on top and around the bobbin case. If it stops because of the hook bracket being too close you must loosen it. With the throat plate open Watch the top thread be pulled off of the needle. It should pull from the needle on top and around the bobbin case. If it snags you must adjust it. Another small bracket on the upper left has to be adjusted to keep the bobbin case from spinning. Because yours has been a "birds nest" is a good indicator the thread isn't flowing smoothly.
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it is possible that the sewing machine has a timing problem, but check to see if the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder
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The bobbin thread will not catch with the top thread i have cleaned and oiled the machine any suggestions


Here is a list of things to check, don't think there ok check and make certain there right: Right Needle length, needle in all the way, needle in with the scarf facing the right way. The way a sewing machine works is the needle passes through the material bringing the thread down to the shuttle, when the needle begins to travel back up it creats a hoop on the side of the needle at that time the hook should pass and catch that hoop carriing the top thread around the shuttle creating a lock stitch. if it is not all happening at the right time it ain't happenin'.

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Try a fresh needle and be sure the flat side of the needle shaft is facing the back of the machine.

Thread the machine with the presser foot in the up position.

Make sure the bobbin is inserted into the case so the thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the proper guides.

Hold onto the thread end at the needle and hand-walk the needle down into the needle plate and back up, bringing the bobbin thread with it.

Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

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Needles keep breaking & bobbing wont feed thru


First try taking your bobbin case right out of the machine (not sure if this model has a top loading or front loading bobbin, but your manual will help you here) and floss out the tension slot with a piece of strong thread. Don't use waxed dental floss, but non-waxed would work okay. (The bobbin case is the piece that the bobbin sits in.) Look around while you have the machine open and remove any fluff and thread you can see - TURN MACHINE OFF BEFORE DOING THIS! Replace bobbin case. Replace bobbin and make sure it "clicks" into the tension slot.

Then unthread the top of the machine, clean the tension disks by passing a folded dollar bill (or any paper money, depends on what country you are in) through the disks in the direction you thread the machine. Do this several times. Re-thread making sure you follow the correct thread path.

Make sure the needle plate is on firmly.

If after all that it still won't work, I'm sorry to say that it sounds like you have a misaligned needle bar. This commonly happens after you have a major thread snaffoo and needle breakage. The needle gets caught in the thread knot, pulls to the side and breaks but if it gets seriously caught it can pull the needle bar out of place. You cannot put the needle bar back in place yourself - it's a job for the workshop. Don't sew on your machine until it is fixed. The noise you are hearing is likely to be the needle striking against the needle plate or even the bobbin. Your timing will probably need re-setting too and this needs to be done by a qualified technician.

If you really need to sew before you can get your machine into the workshop, and if you can move the needle position on your machine by pressing a "sideways" button of some sort, you could try to get the needle in the centre yourself using this feature. This will not help if it is the timing that is the major problem.
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This is the first and foremost problems that I've found: The bobbin case is packed full of threads. The needle is crooked and must be replaced.

1. The bobbin case has a hook that turns to catch the top thread when the needle is down. The bobbin case assembly must be removed and cleaned totally. The bobbin case assembly is where the bobbin sits. The bobbin case has a black bar that sits on top of it. Listen the forward screw and slide the bar slightly. You will need to move the hand wheel to move the hook to the front-most position. When you have done this the bobbin case will come out easily. Clean it thoroughly and put one drop of oil on the track. This is a lower spot where the bobbin case sits on top of. Before you put the bobbin back in you need to check the tension. It is intended to be even with the top tension.
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We had he same problem with no solutions posted. Solution: First, make sure the bobbin case is clean. Ours was slightly rusted. The rust acted like a fine sand paper keeping the thread from encircling the bobbin. We used an metal cleaning powder to remove it. we also noticed that the entire bobbin area of the machine was dirty and had oxidation on the metal. We cleaned that as well.

Second, we checked the hook's action. (We took off the ring around the bobbin and removed the bobbin case as well. we left the hook in the machine and then turned the machine. We watched for how well the hook grabbed the thread from the needle.) We noticed that the hook was slightly slow and was not grabbing the thread. The hole in the needle was slightly above the hook as the needle retreated and hook spun around.

To repair this, we took off the front plastic cover (the side facing the operator). There are screws on both sides of the machine for this. After the cover is removed, you will notice a flat bar going from top to bottom about 1/3 from the right of the machine. This bar has four screws. This bar is the timing adjustment for the bobbin hook. Loosen all four screws. If you turn the bobbin by hand, you will see the bar flex back and forth. Turn the bobbin all the way to the right and tighten the screws. The hook should now catch the thread properly.

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