Question about Sewing Machines
I inherited the machine from my Mother and had the sewing machine cleaned and oiled a couple of years ago. It worked like new and was a joy to sew on. I used it to do some sewing and then the next year I was unable to get it to sew...first it acted like the needle was bent or stuck at a certain point...I have replaced the needle now it still doesn't take the top thread down far enough to pick-up the thread from the bobbin. I have checked the manual to see that the top thread is in correctly and then taken the bobbin out of the machine and reset it step-by-step according to the manual...the machine still does not pick-up the bobbin thread
Posted by Anonymous on
Check to make sure you are using the correct needle for the machine, that it is a brand-new needle, and that is installed facing the correct direction. Other than that, it's quite possible the machine was knocked out of time and needs service.
Posted on Apr 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
re insert the needle, maybe you did not put the needle up as far as it is to go. Make sure the flat side of the needle is to the back of the machine. Without any thread in the machine hand turn the wheel and look to see if the hook of your bobbin would/could catch the thread (to see if timing is right)
then thread the machine and hand turn the wheel and see what it is doing.
Your timing might be off, but I do not think that is likely. Though it is possible that when the needle fell out, it hit something hard, broke, and pushed the machine out of timing. then you need to bring it in.
Posted on May 26, 2009
if your machine's needle threads from front to back, make sure that the flat part of the needle shank points to the rear of the machine. If it threads from left to right, the flat side should face right, etc.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
More than likely you have a broken vertical shaft gear.
When you turn the handwheel you should see the sewing hook moving under the bobbin case.
If not, take it to a sewing repair person and it should cost somewhere around $100 to repair.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: looping underneath
I watched a 'You Tube' demo that showed ........if you loosen or tighten the very small screw at the base of the bobbin this gives you the correct tension & stops the looping under the fabric........I didn't even know this screw existed ! It is trial & era at first re the correct tension but you do get there.... the art is to do it in small mini stages.....like you hardly move it ! Thanks to 'You Tube' I can now get on and finish my drapes !
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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