Question about Euro-Pro Dressmaker 998B
Oh boy! I've worked on industrial sewing machines for over 30 years, but the home sewing machines are like comparing cadillacs to mopeds. No offense, but if you want performance out of a machine try an industrial. It will shock you with the difference. Be glad to help you find the right one.
Anyway, the problem you are having is quite common. First, make sure it is threaded right especially the moving spring on the needle thread tension) and the needle is new. This generally covers 75% of the problem. Make sure the bobbin thread is threaded correctly.
If you are still having the problem remove the bobbin/bobbin case and observe the needle/hook point relationship as you turn the handwheel. The hook point should pass behind the needle at the scarf of the needle (indention just above eye of needle) If it is not so the needle bar may have moved up on you. Did the machine get jammed?
I'm not sure about the rod you're talking about but lets try this first.
Posted on May 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Why won the machine pick up the bobbin thread BrotherOne Point Advice Place a spool of thread on a spool pin.
One Point Advice Upper threading
- Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race.
Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.One Point Advice Installing a bobbin into a bobbin case
or this link might help you out some more.
- You could be holding the needle thread too tight.
Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
- The needle could be thread incorrectly.
Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
- The needle could be bent or improperly inserted.
Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.
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