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It sounds like the spool cap is broken or defective. It should fit snugly on the spool pin. If it is constantly falling off, then try finding a replacement. The horizontal spool pin design helps the machine pull the thread off the spool because the thread spool does not need to spin. The added pressure of spinning a thread spool contributes to tension issues (especially if you are using large thread spools that are so common now days).

On new machines, frequently the thread cutter is on the back of the presser foot lifter.

The thread guide above the needle is usually threaded from the left side because the thread tends to be pulled toward the right.

Unfortunately, what you are experiencing are pretty much common functions with most newer sewing machines, so even changing machines may not result in any greater degree of satisfaction.

Mar 31, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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My LS2125i will sew a straight stitch but when I turn it to a zigzag stitch it takes a couple of stitches, then all of a sudden the top thread on the spool holder goes... whirl and winds the thread around...


sounds like your thread is getting caught in the thread spool's thread keeper notch. Make sure you use the spool holder disk with the closest size to the spool of thread to help prevent that. This is pretty common with old fashioned spools like coats and clark spools.

My brother suggests that i make sure the spool unwinds in a certain direction. You might check your manual to be certain the thread is unwinding the correct way.

Good luck.

Dec 18, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I thread the machine


Raise the presser foot.

Place the thread spool on the spool pin so the thread feeds from the back of the spool.

Place spool cap against the thread spool.

Take the thread across to the first guide, then down the first slot, back up the next to catch the uptake lever, then down to the needle.

At the top of the needle there should be a metal "hook" that helps hold the thread close to the needle.


I found a download for the manual at this site for $5.00 - http://www.mastersewusa.com/infos_132Q_Featherweight.html

Apr 02, 2010 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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I have an Emerald 183 sewing machine.The bobbin thread is too loose. I can pull the top thread out no problem. I tried rewinding the bobbin thread, changing the needle and I do use the right settings for...


Clean any tangles from the bobbin area.

Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up so the thread can properly seat into the tension control.

Hand walk a few stitches to see if the thread still feeds too fast from the spool.

When thread pools (falls off the spool) a thread net will help - you can get these at a sewing machine dealer. I use to find them at fabric stores, but have not seen any lately with sewing/serging notions.

Mar 19, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Needle keeps breaking when embroidery unit is attached


Make sure the top thread is not catching and causing the breakage.

Sometimes the thread unwinds too fast and catches on the spool pin and sometimes there is a rough spot on the thread spool that catches the thread.

Thread nets will help eliminate the fast unwind (pooling) - you can find them at sewing machine dealers.

If the thread spool has a rough notch that is catching the thread, smooth it with an emery board or turn the spool so the thread feeds from the opposite end.

Mar 17, 2010 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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Upper thread breaks ''inside''. Then thread pulls tightly. Must be re-threaded to sew.


Check the spool to make sure there isn't a nick in the cap where the thread can catch. If there is it can be smoothed with an emery board, or just turn the spool so the the thread feeds from the opposite end of the spool.

If the thread is unwinding too fast and pooling around the spool pin, you can use a thread net to help stop this.

Thread nets come in a long tube and you cut them to size. They can be found with machine embroidery supplies or at a dealer.

Feb 19, 2010 | Janome Sewing Machines

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I have a Simplicity Embrodery Machine, and the needle keeps breaking. I have checked the bobbin, changed the bobbin, changed the thread, changed the pattern. It sews for about 5 seconds and then breaks.


It could be the thread is hanging up and breaking the needle.

Check the thread spool for nicks - turn the spool so the thread is feeding from the bottom of the spool.

Watch the thread as the machine stitches, if the thread is pooling at the base of the spool, use a thread net on the spool.

Open the needle plate and remove the bobbin and bobbin case - clean out any lint or thread snips that may have accumulated there - do this often to help the machine work as it should.

Feb 19, 2010 | Simplicity Sewing Machines

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Owner's manual


I found a website for you that might help. They have a lot of kenmore manuals including one similiar to your model#148.12051. The manual opened as model 1205 so maybe searching for your model as the 1201 might help too. hope this helps! =)

http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/kenmore_sewing_machine_product_list.html

Feb 04, 2010 | Brother PC-420

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Hi I have threaded the machine several times and the thread keeps snapping as soon as I start sewing. I've re-threaded the bobbin and replaced the needle and it still continues to go wrong. Help!


You may still be threading the machine wrong.

Do you have the manual to look at. If you still think that everything is threaded right. Try looking at the spool of thread, on every spool there is a small slice to hold the thread when not in use. Make sure when you put the thread on the spool holder, put the slice side on first so that it is torward the back, Also when you put the spool cover on make sure it is not to big or small for the spool.

After all this;
After threading the machine and ready, before you begin to sew, lift the foot up with the lever and pull the threads from under the needle they should pull freely, if either the top or bottom thread feel tight you can tell which thread is getting caught on something. Re-check the threads.

Also make sure that the thread is going through the tension disks correctly, they go between the dsks not behind, if this machine has the down and around the tension make sure it is done right.

Hope this helps
moni

Sep 22, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Need manual for 11301 barbie sewing machine


Anyone who needs a Manual for this Barbie machine I have it in pdf.

Someone tell me if they want it posted.

thanks,

Bonnie

May 03, 2008 | Barbie 11301 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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