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Janometroubleshooting handwheel is sticking so needle does not go up and down, machine shuts down, cleaned out hook race and bobbin holder and blew out all thread lines leading up to needle

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Needle won't pick up bobbin thread - HELP!!!

I recently fixed my wife maching with the same problem. I found that the screw had come loose that holds the linkage together that rotates the bobbin holder. I was fortunate enough to notice the screw while looking at the machine. To replace it requires taking both the front and back covers off of the frame since the bobbin holder linkage is in the rear behind the needle area. Be careful to insure that the plastic toothed "rail" that runs the bobbin holder is positioned properly or it may break off a tooth. Once I replaced the screw and put the machine back together, it picked up the thread with no problem. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Needle hits the bobbin holder and doesn't grab the bobbin thread

Also note that using a red band Singer needle will cause this exact symptom. The Singer needle is about 1.5 mm too long for use in any other machine. Ensure that you're using a standard needle. (Schmetz and Klasse are good examples.)

Your machine may also be out of time, which would require professional repair.

-R

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Sewing machine will not pick up bobbin thread.

needle's in backwards

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin thread won't catch with needle thread

check that the needle is in the right way round i.e. with cut out on the needle facing into the machine. if this is fine then check that as the needle comes back up from the lowest point that it goes to, that the point on the bobbin case passes just above the hole in the needle, i.e. in the middle of the cut out.(if not it needs re timing) if threaded a small loop should appear at this point for the bottom bobbin to catch if not slacken the top thread and try again.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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After cleaning the hook system which for which a problem was indicated., it still wouldn't work.


1. Clean the hook area again. Put one drop of oil on the race that the bobbin case rides on.
2. Make sure the holder on the bobbin case area is held secure while it is turning. It will need to be adjusted if the bobbin case wants to fall off of the race or has a lot of room when you move the handwheel back and forth. Test this by turning the hand wheel back and forth.
3. Once this is finished thread the machine through a new needle. a. Place the tension on four.
b. Now, turn the hand wheel towards you and hold the thread in back of the needle.
4. While doing this watch to see if the bobbin thread is pulled by the hook around the needle thread without getting stuck. (Needle now in rising motion still under plate.)
**If the bobbin thread cannot be pulled above the plate try to increase the top tension a small amount.
**If it still can't be pulled above the plate then loosen the bobbin a bit.
This may take a little while to get it right. Always, try to adjust from the top tension first.

Feb 15, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Problem with thread getting caught under bobbin holder


have you applied any lubricant to the bobbin holder the one that holds the bobbin? I would suggest using your manual and lube your machine. sounds to me like your mechanism is sticking.

Jun 08, 2015 | Janome Sewist 625e

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How would I secure the hook and race so they don't move after they're clipped in?


Your repairman is what's wrong! The bobbin case I believe is what you are talking about. (I hope you didn't remove the race)
1. Anyway the bobbin case has to be snug so it doesn't move clockwise or counter clockwise. If it moves the needle will crash . If your machine is an older one the truth is the same.
2. The bobbin case cannot be allowed to spin. See adjustment!
3. Before you start sewing again clean the feed dog real good.
4. Before you put the bobbin in the bobbin case (on top of race) put a drop of oil on the race.
5. Replace the needle. This is important.
If you still have a problem your machine probably needs to be timed due to the needle crashing before.

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Feb 23, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Putting oil in my sewing machine


Take out the bobbin and then release the hook retainer (black plastic part that the bobbin goes into), but pressing the catch on the inside left-hand-side of the bobbin door. The hook retainer should then drop and the hook can be taken out. Clean around the inside of the hook race (the circular metal part of the chassis that the hook fits in) using a cotton bud and make sure that the small groove that runs around the inside of the hook race is completely clean. Take your oil dropper and put a single drop of oil at the bottom of the hook race - you should see it 'wick' around the groove slightly - this tells you you've put it in the right place. Replace the hook, making sure its properly seated and press the hook retainer back into place firmly until the catch on the left clicks. Rotate the handwheel once to ensure that the oil is distributed and replace the bobbin. You're advised to make sure the needl is returned to the correct position for the automatic threader to work, either by pressing the needle up/down button twice or dabbing the foot controller so a complete revolution is done by the machine. You should oil the hook race every 3-5 bobbins-worth of thread. Hope that helps.

Mar 22, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My phaff wheel seems to be locked up -- what can i do to fix it the needle will not go down to pull the bobbin thread thru ,and it "sticks " when i try to turn the wheel


There may be a piece of thread logded between the hook and the bobbin case holder. Try turning the handwheel very firmly backward (opposite the sewing direction).

Jun 16, 2011 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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I took out the inner workings of the bobbin holder underneath the machine to try to clean out some clogged up thread, but I can't seem to get it back together. Suggestions?


You should have 3 pieces that make up the parts of the hook and bobbin case that you can take out to clean. 1 the bobbin case, 2 the race ring, 3 the hook. The easiest way to reinstall the hook and race ring is to tilt the machine and lay it on it's back. If you have the bobbin door open, and you rotate the handwheel and look inside the hook area, you will see the driver rotating back and forth. You want to set the hook inside the hook housing facing opposite the driver. As if your putting two halves together. Next install the race ring, shinny side out. Most of the rings have a nipple at the bottom that fits into a slot in the hook housing. Next lock the race ring in place with the 2 black or chrome arms that you swing inward. All you do next is install the bobbin case. Your done.

May 01, 2011 | White Sewing 1755 Mechanical Sewing...

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The needle shaft wont go up or down when I step on the foot pedal and I cannot turn the wheel to try to do it manually.


If you can not turn the handwheel at all there is a bind in the machine somewere. The most comon place that this will happen is in the hook/bobbin/race area. Follow these steps and it may fix your problem.
Remove needle and bobbin case.
We need to open the race and remove the hook. (The race is the black round part that the bobbin goes inside.)
On the left part of the race there is a small steel clip that you push to the left and it should fall open.
Then remove the hook, it may have fallen out alreay. (It is just right behind the race.)
Clean out that area and make sure there is no broken needle/lint/ ect.
Test to see if handwheel is moving freely with the parts out.
If so lubricate the hook and put it all back together. Should be ready to sew.
Hook needs to be lubricated every 2-3 bobbins

If this does not fix it probably will need to take it in for repair.
Also check to make sure your bobbin winder is not on (I dont think that is it but ill mention it).
Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2011 | Bernina Virtuosa 150

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How do i oil my bernina 801?


There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops. Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)

Dec 02, 2008 | Bernina Artista 180

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Bernina 930 where to put oil


There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops.

Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)

May 18, 2008 | Bernina Artista 180

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Needle hitting bobbin plate


Is the needle inserted correctly with the flat side at the rear and fully up into the holder ?

If yes, take off the needleplate, remove bobbin case and slowly rotate the handwheel towards you watching the relationship between needle, and the "hook" of the moving "race".

Set on wide zig zag........when the needle is fractionally past it's lowest point, and starting to rise, the hook should be level with the left side of the needle when on the right hand stitch of the zig...the eye of the needle will be below the hook, and ready for thread to be picked up for the stitch to form.

Any other result will mean your timing needs adjusting.

Feb 09, 2008 | Singer 7422

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