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Brothers pe150 embroidery machine will not let the needle pick up lower thread

The machine was working just fine till I adjusted the thread density button, now it will not embroidery at all. I have changed the needle , thread and even the bobben thread and it still will not embroidery. I hava a brother PE150 embroidery machine that was sewing fine then the lower thread knotted up. Now it wont let the needle pick up the lower thread

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It sounds like the timing is off and needs an authorized repairman.

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The reason for clicking could be one of so many issues from one that could be resolved with a slight adjustment to one that needs a technician's hand. Start with where the clicking sound is amplified.

If it's louder at the top, coming from inside, it would definitely need a tech. If it's coming from the pantograph (the embroidery unit arm that holds the hoop), it could be a fraying cable (call a tech) or maybe just the hoop isn't set into the grooves properly.

If it's clicking only when the needle penetrates the fabric, check to see if the needle is damaged or dull and change it; or if the sound is evolving from further down in the bobbin area it could mean that the hook is not meeting with the needle properly and it needs to be timed (call a tech) but first check to see if maybe the bobbin's in backwards or if the needle is seated correctly.

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If you switch from regular sewing to using the embroidery unit, make sure you have made all of the necessary adjustments to settings on the machine like lowering the foot feed and whatever else is required of your model (check your manual).

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Hi. This may sound silly, but the most likely reason the upper thread doesn't pick up the bobbin thread is that the needle is in backwards. (Sounds silly, but it's true!)

Needle shanks have a flat side and that flat side has to go in a particular way for your machine. With most modern machines, the flat side goes to the rear, facing away from you. Check your manual to be sure.

The second most likely reason is that your needle may be bent. Check that your needle is straight (or just use a new one).

Hope this helps!

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