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Bobbin wont feed

Bobbin thread wont catch upper thread at all. Wont sew anything. Bobbin wont feed.

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  • j29j61 May 05, 2009

    Tried all that and even gave it a good clean. Thanks for the solution though.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    my bobbin thread wont feed through . the sewing needle is not catching the bobbin thread

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A. needle in backwards
or
b. needle threaded wrong

Posted on May 04, 2009

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My bottom thread wont pull out once the cover is closed and the thread is pulled through and ready to sew.


If the top thread is not pulling up the bobbin thread, is it actually catching the bobbin thread? If not, then the machine may be out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

If it catches the bobbin thread but then the bobbin thread is difficult to pull, then possibly there is a snag somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread, the bobbin tension needs adjustment, or the bobbin case is incorrectly threaded.

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Big loops under the needle plate. The bobbin case is pulled towards the needle and lifted up in the front.


OK, Nylon thread and vinyl fabric are difficult. Try this:
1. Be sure your machine is *very* clean - no leftovers from previous projects.
2. Take the bobbin receiver out (need a screwdriver to hold the release), clean it and all around it and re-insert. When you re-insert in this machine, hold the release lever with the screwdriver, push the receiver away from you (under the feed dogs) then bring it back toward you so it catches before you release the catch.
3. Use a stitch length just a bit longer than you 'normally' would - 3+ for vinyl.
4. Wind your nylon thread onto a bobbin *very* carefully. It's easy to get it caught so that it won't feed evenly.
5. Be sure your upper thread is in properly, and that it doesn't catch on anything.
6. Adjust your upper tension tighter than 'normal' to accomodate the slippery thread your're using - do this a little at a time, it's easy to miss the 'sweet spot' if you adjust too much.
7. Be sure to bring up your bobbin thread and hold both threads as you start to sew - hold them for 3-4 stitches.
8. Sew slow - this machine can go *really* fast, but don't let it on this project. It will catch better if you take it slow and easy.

Hope all this helps. If not, you'd probably better take it in for service.

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make sure to use every thread guide
try a new needle
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly
if these suggestions don't help & if the machine is still under warrenty take it back & let them check it

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My bobbin wont engage with the stich. it just keeps getting jammed up. i lost the manuel i have no idea what to set the tension.


Hello,
Try these solutions

* 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, Hold the upper and bobbin thread tails 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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Try re-threading, make sure the presser lifer is up so the tension discs are open and the thread will go into them. It sounds like you may have missed either the upper tension discs or the take up lever.

A drop of oil on the hook wouldn't hurt if you haven't oiled in awhile.

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I've just had this exact problem with my model 2037. The problem, according to 3 shops I've taken mine to, is that the shuttle hook (the metal piece that the bobbin sits in) is broken and needs replaced. Problem is, the piece is next to impossible to find. 

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