Help1 I can't get my machine to pull my bobbon thread from it's case. The needle goes down, but the thread does not come back with it. The problem started after I tried to sew thick home dec fabric.
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Re: can't get machine to pull up bobbin thread
This is a hook/needle timing issue. It will need to be adjusted by an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer or they can send to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept in Tennessee for them to do the repair. A list of authorized dealers is available at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us
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you don't thread the bobbin as such
wind sufficient thread on to the bobbin (use the rewind section of the machine )
place the bobbin in the bobbin carrier in such a manner that the thread unwinds anticlockwise
take the thread and pull it around the edge of the bobbin holder until you reach the slot in the holder
pull the thread down that slot and under the flat spring plate at the bottom of the slot
That plate controls the tension of the bottom thread
pull out about 5" of thread and while holding the thread put the bobbin holder and the bobbin into the machine making sure that it goes right in and clicks in place ( turn it to achieve the click
The needle should be fully up for this procedure
now thread the needle and hold the end of the thread while you hand turn the machine in the sewing direction
the needle will go down and if not on the first time will on the second time pull up the bobbin thread
pull that bobbin thread up and place it along with the needle thread under the foot plate and out the back comment if that doesn't work as there may be a bigger fault that can be fixed
try changing the needle
rethread using EVERY thread guide
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is inserted the right way--counter clockwise
make sure the bobbin case is inserted correctly if it's a side or front loading bobbin
clean in the bobbin area and under the needle plate
There is a small plastic plate where the needle goes down through the foot, remove this cover and you will see the bobbin. Remove the bobbin and refill or selecting another bobbin turn it so that when you pull the thread the bobbin turns anti-clock-wise, slip the bobbin into the black plastic casing, pulling the thread towards the small red arrow at the bottom of the casing, slip the thread between break in the silver metal sleeve pulling it to your left between the 2 pieces of metal this is where the tension on the thread is. You have now changed your bobbin. With the plastic plate still off, hold the top thread with your left hand and with your right slowly turn the wheel, this will send the needle (holding your top thread) down into the bobbin casing and will pick up the bottom thread, pull on the top thread and bring the bottom thread up through the hole in the plate. Replace the plastic plate and recommence sewing. Good luck
Depends, it is a top load bobbon or does the bobbon go below the needle shaft. ???
Just remember that when you place the bobbon into the shuttle the tread always has to pull clockwise. So if you are holding the bobbon facing you the thread comes from the top to the right.
Lay the bobben into the shuttle making sure you pull the threads in a clock wise motion until you pull it under a metal point that looks like a flattened needle. This is also your bobben tension and then take your hand and turn the clutch wheel slowly. You will see the thread loop around the bobben thread and pull it up.
Does not matter what machine you have from a 50's straight stitch to a newer model right out of the box. If your needle is hitting you are out of time. It needs to be reset and on that I can not help you as it is mechancal on the underside. What the needle is hitting is the bobbin arm.
When the bobbin arm swings around it picks up the top thread and loops it over the bobbon thread then releases the threads together for the loops and swings again for the next thread. When you hear the needle hit it is hitting this swing arm. That needs to be adjusted and that is called timing.
Open the bobbin case and turn the needle down by hand. You will see the needle as it goes through the throught plate down the catch the bobbon thread. You will see it hit the arm.
This needs to be backed off or set forward. Takes a trained person as I have never been able to do it myself. This happens when you sew to thick of a fabric, or go over several seams from light to thick. Or is you are pulling the fabric. If you head a CLUNK when it started then that is what I think it is.
It is probably one of two things, the upper thread is not in the take up lever "this is the lever that moves up and down with the needle and is located at the top pf the machine when the needle is in the up position or the bobbin case is damaged. If the bobbon case is damaged, it neede to be replaced.
There are several reasons for this problem and it could be the result of one of the following:
1) the bobbon thread and threaded incorrectly (the thread should be spinning of the bobbin clockwise),
2) the incorrect bobbin type is being used (eg flat instead of the bevelled type),
3) the incorrect needle is being used (rounded instread of flat and viz )
make sure the needle is in the correct way most needles have a grove by the eye (were the thread goes thru) the grove on the needle is were the hook should pass by the needle to pick up the thread (the hook is located were the bobbin case goes into)
bellow is the only diagram a can make
this is how is works if you timing is correct
the needle goes down toward's the hook (bobbin case) when the needle is at d,b,c (dead bottom center ) the hook should be just about ready to pass by the needle as you turn the machine over. the hook should pass by the groove in the needle as it goes up (if this is correct the machine should sew) (but only if you have it threaded corectly ) Remember the needle thread thould always go thru the side of the needle without the groove first and exit the side with the groove. and also the bobbin must also only pull out of the bobbin case one way . If you look at your bobin case were the slitt/slott opens that is the way the bobbin must pull out of the bobbin case.. pretty eazy either clockwise or counter clockwise
Rethread the machine following these directions: all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up,needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the
thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread
through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or
something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the
tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It
should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the
take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your
needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin
case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT.
There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your
bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK. Remove the bobbin case and bobbin. Pull on the bobbin thread to make sure it doesn't pull too hard. It should have some tension on it but not a lot. Insert the bobbin and bobbin case into the hook assembly and pull on the bobbin thread again.The tension should still be about the same. If it is tight, you need to look at the bottom of the pin that the bobbin case sits on and see if there are any threads looped around it. If there are , you need to remove them. Hold the top thread , turn the hand wheel and see if the thread is catching someplace around the hook assembly. If it pulls the thread up easily, put some fabric in it and see how it works. Make sure the thread is through the take up lever. sewman7