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Bobbin not taking up the thread

Have just inserted the bobbin into shuttle,needle raised to highest position and tried to draw through upper thread. Needle is moving down but not catching on thread.

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Thread the needle and pull out 6" of thread, hold the end of the thread, leaving the foot up, cycle the needle down and back up, you should have a loop of thread appearing under the foot and over the needle thread.

Slide something between the foot and the plate,from left to right this should pull the bottom thread up.

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How to remove sewing bed where fabric lays when sewing to get to bobbin area of Brother LS - 2020 sewing machine


http://download.brother.com/welcome/doch000256/l30ls17172020ug03enfrpoes.pdf

Lower bobbin threading Brother

  1. Turn the power switch to "o".
  2. Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the balance wheel towards you (anti-clockwise) and raise the presser foot lever.
  3. Open the shuttle cover behind the extension table on the the front of the machine and remove the bobbin case by pulling its latch towards you and pulling it out of the shuttle race. (fig A).
  4. Unwind about 10cm (4") of the thread from a full bobbin and insert it into the bobbin case. (see fig B-1). Pull the trailing thread into the slot then down and to the left, as shown in fig B-2, until it enters the delivery eye under the tension spring (fig B-3).
  5. Holding the bobbin case by the latch, fully insert the bobbin case into the shuttle race and release the latch. Make sure the bobbin case finger fits into the notch at the top of the race as shown in fig C.

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Sep 13, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How to fix new home machine it model No.731016401. model 360 manufactured by Janome its not sewing cloths. The thread is placed properly but when i try sewing it starts to break the thread. it turns in...


Upper thread breaks
1.needle may be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5
3.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
4.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint
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Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
1.always start with a empty bobbin
Never wind one color over the other
2.choose thread that is identical in color & type as the one to be used for upper threading
3.wind the bobbin evenly across & in layers
4.don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
5.bent bobbin--replace
6.lint built up in the bobbin case--frequent cleanings will eliminate this problem, the more often you use the sewing machine the more often it needs to be cleaned
7.thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case, check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly, & that you are using the right kind of bobbin

also check the thread take up lever to make sure the thread has not come off of it cause that can make the machine jam up also

Sep 20, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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The needle thread keeps getting caught as the bobbin thread is brought up initially and again as I sew. It has been looked at by repairmen but no solution has been found. Should I replace the bobbin...


Hello

The bobbin might not be in the case just right, or the case not in the machine just right.

Remove the bobbin case and make sure the thread from the bobbin is feeding from the spool in a clock wise direction and through the guide on the side of the bobbin case.

Raise the needle to it's highest position and this will move the shuttle to it's proper position.

Lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case, with the arm on the case pointing toward the ceiling and slip into the shuttle.

Bend your head down and you will see the shuttle has a slot for the arm to fit into.

Once you get the feel for this you will not have to bend down for a bird's eye view!

Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up. Make sure the threading sequence is correct and the thread has not slipped out of the take up lever.

Hold onto the top thead end and lower then raise the needle to pull up the bobbin thread. Pull both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

You should now be able to sew without any issues.

Jul 14, 2011 | Janome Memory Craft 4000 Sewing Machine

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I am sewing scout badges on a uniform and when I sew there is a bunch of needle thread bunched up on the bottom (the top looks fine). And the needle thread gets all caught up around the bobbin.


Clean out the bobbin area if there are any thread tangles there.

Refer to the maintenance section of the manual - see the configuration of the bobbin case and shuttle race? The bobbin case as an extending arm and the race a notch. When inserting the bobbin case into the shuttle, turn the handwheel so the needle is at it's highest position. Then lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case and insert the cast into the shuttle, arm pointing straight up toward the bed of the sewing machine.

Now thread the machine with the presser foot up - always - and see if the tangling stops.

When you forget to lift the presser foot before threading the machine, the tension control does not open to capture the thread. Then when you begin to sew, the top thread has no tension, and the bobbin thread, which does have tension, pulls the top thread to the bottom in messy loops.

Jun 25, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Janome jd 1822 when i'm doing zig zag, the thread is missing stitches and also my threads keep breaking


rethread the machine getting every thread guide
check the thread tension 3 or 4 is usually good
Change needle--make sure the flat side is toward the back of the machine & that it's insert as high as it will go--make sure the needle bar is raised to it's highest position
Clean under needle plate where feed dogs are for lint
Clean bobbin area for lint or loose threads
Rethread machine top thread make sure to get every thread guide
& bobbin that the bobbin is wound correctly & put into the bobbin case or shuttle correctly

here a tip about needle & thread compatability
Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread


Nov 24, 2010 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Bobbin thread won't engage.


The bobbin case is not in the shuttle.

Raise the needle to it's highest position.

Lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case and hold it open as you insert the case into the shuttle; arm on the case pointing up. You may have to turn a bit to the left or right - it will click when in place.

Mar 20, 2010 | Brother CS-8072 Computerized Sewing...

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Bobbin Part keeps comming out so it dosen't sew right


Vertical/metal bobbin?

Raise the needle to it's highest position. This positions the shuttle to correctly accept the bobbin case.

Raise the lever on the bobbin case and hold it open as you insert it into the shuttle. It will click when in place.

Mar 14, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do you load the bobbin correctly?


Place the bobbin into the bobbin case so the thread is feeding clock wise. Pull the end of the thread though the opening on the side of the bobbin case and under the guide just above the opening.

Raise the needle to it's highest position.

Left the lever on the bobbin case and hold it open as you insert it into the shuttle. It will "click" in place.

Mar 14, 2010 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Corect threading needle for sewing on brother lx3125


please follow the instruction
1. raise needle to its hieghest position
2. remove hand hole cover plate
3. remove bobbin case from shuttle, pull open latch of bobbin case
4. pull bobbin case straight out of shuttle
5 insert bobbin into bobbin case making sure thread is coming from bobbin.
6. pull thread through slot
7. pull thread under tension spring
8. holding latch open position case into shuttle, and release latch. case should lock into place when latch is released

happy sewing.
regards please rated me.. thanks

Mar 31, 2009 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do you thread the machine, top and bottom, please.


From the Simplicity Sew Precious Model SWSP2 manual:

Inserting a new bobbin:
  1. Place wound bobbin into the bobbin case.
  2. Pull about 6 inches of thread out from the bobbin.
NOTE: Be sure that the bobbin rotates COUNTER-CLOCKWISE when thread is pulled.
  1. Pass the thread from the bobbin, under the bobbin case spring, and toward the back of the machine.
  2. Slide bobbin cover back into position.

Upper threading:
  1. Turn the handwheel toward you to raise the take-up lever to its highest position.
  2. Lower the presser foot.
  3. Place a spool of thread and spool cap on the spool pin.
  4. Place the thread into the first thread guide at the top of the machine.
  5. Bring the thread down the right slot of the threading path, then around the tension dial. Push the thread tension release lever and pull the thread up so the thread is secure in the thread tension dial.
  6. Bring the thread up the left slot of the threading path and through the take-up lever from right to left.
  7. Bring the thread back down the left slot of the threading path and into the needle eye from front to back. (Clip the thread end with sharp scissors fro easier needle threading.)

Raising the bobbin thread
  1. Make sure the presser foot lever is raised.
  2. Hold the end of the needle thread with your left hand. Turn the hand wheel toward you with your right hand until the needle goes down once and comes back up, stopping when the needle is at its highest position.
  3. Gently pull up on the needle thread. The bobbin thread, looped around the needle thread, will be drawn up through the needle hole.
  4. Push the thread tension release lever and pull about six inches of both the upper and lower threads toward the back of the machine, placing them under the presser foot.

You can obtain a copy in pdf format for free at:
http://www.simplicityhomecare.com/ftp/whitepapers/SWSP2-english.pdf

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