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Sewing machine jams

After a few stitches the needle jams. I changed the needle. After that the bobbin holder popped out. The holder was put back in, but the machine continues to jam. Thank you.

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SOURCE: My bobbin cotton wraps around the bobbin holder and jams the machine

I know this is probably not the answer but: are you sure the thread is coming off of the bobbin on the left side (bobbin in machine correctly), and when I first got my machine I tied to use the bobbins that I had on hand that fit my Singer machine. I had tons of problems with the "odd" bobbins that did not fit correctly into my machine. There is a VERY small size difference, but it does make a difference.

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The solution that I found last night was the thread tension. I have never touched the dial, only had it set on 'auto." When I started playing with it, I realized the top thread should be really easy to pull through the machine and it wasn't. I started turning the dial (to 3 or 4) and the thread slid through the machine perfectly. No more birds nest! I really thought it was bobbin initially because of the horrible sound it was making.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: thread gets caught on bobbin and jams

You may need a new bobbin case if your machine is an older model.. Over time the cases get nicks in them causing thread to catch on it. Have you lubricated the bobbin area? Needs one drop of oil for every ,I believe it is 25 hours of usage. That may take care of it. The oil goes under the bobbin right in the center of bobbin case. Remove your bobbin before applying the oil. i hope this helps you. Good Luck

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wont pick up thread from bobbin

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Sewing machine will do a few stitches and then lock up. I get the LO error message


try changing the needle
rethread the machine top and bobbin
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area lint
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly and also that the bobbin
is turned the right way in the bobbin holder.
or the machine may need to be checked to see if a part has some
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Machine stitches 2 0r 3 stitch then skips stitches on rest of seam


try changing the needle
Sewing machine skips stitches
needle inserted incorrectly--flat side of the needle faces the shaft
round needle--groove of needle faces away from the shaft
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the needle. Place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back of the machine.
If round needle--the groove in the needle faces away from the shaft
Push needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go.
possible bent needle--lay needle on flat surface & roll needle over, if the needle does not roll good -replace
blunt needle point--needle makes a popping sound when needle penetrates the fabric--replace needle
needle not all the way up in needle holder--loosen needle clamp screw & push the needle up until it stops then tighten screw
incorrect threading--one step missed in sequence of threading can cause machine to skip stitches
wrong needle in machine--check instruction manual--some machines can use a generic needle with no problem--some can't--
size of needle & thread not compatible--
Using the wrong type needle can cause problems,,
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have you tried changing the needle?
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I was sewing a straight seam and all of a sudden the thread wouldn't pick up the bobbin thread anymore. Now I can't sew and have much to sew for a wedding in 5 days. Can I fix this myself? When I turn the...


If you can hear a click then I'd say the needle is touching some part of the hook mechanics which could mean timing is out. However, it is possible that the bobbin case has just moved a little so as first trouble shooting steps, I'd suggest the following:

clean out the bobbin holder area as per manual (ie. remove the needle plate, bobbin, sewing foot and needle, take out the bobbin holder, clean the race area out, then put bobbin holder back in as per your manual, there is usually a stopper and knob or two red marks to line up. This is held by a magnet so it is possible to knock it out of place during a jam up.
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Replace needle plate, bobbin, sewing foot and put in a new sharp needle, flat shank to the back and make sure it is fully up into the holder, thread up and very slowly using the needle up and down button, test sew a couple of stitches again.

If no stitch formation or you can definitely hear/see something touching then I'd say timing is out and no, its not something fixed yourself; best left to a trained technician.




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There is no solution for that problem. My machine was doing the same thing, I returned it for "repair". Got it back 2 wks later and had the same problem. Just the other day, the machine did that, and then something "popped" and now the upper thread won't catch the bobbin thread. I called Customer Service and was told that if I want my machine repaired, I have to send them a check with the machine for $81! Your best bet...get rid of the Intelli-Sew and buy something that doesn't break every month or so!

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No stitch happening


May sure you are using the correct size of needle and thread suitable for the fabric. make sure the thread in the bobbin and the needle is of the same weight or size. Make sure the needle is changed often - after the completion of an garment. After much use the needles become blunt and cause problems with your stitches.

Also, if the bobbin is jamming that is normally because the machine is threaded incorrectly, or the bobbin case thread is wound unevenly, or the bobbin case is not put in properly.

Try this! Just stop for a while, give yourself a few minutes to relax. When you return pull the User's Manual and slowly go over the instructions, especially the "troubleshooting" section. Also, rethread the machine and the bobbin case by carefully following the steps in your User Manual. I have found that it helps me tremendously when I have problems. Hope it help. Happy Sewing

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seems like the same problem I haad so I tried changing the needle looking for burrs or bent needle. maybe a piece of broken needle in the bobbin holder. or maybe the fabric requires a certain needle or the needle size is too big for the fabric you are using. or the machine needs cleaning I have started using canned air for this. and then if this fails then you should note the tension position and then try adjusting it one point at a time. always puting it back to where it was to start with good luck

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This sounds like there is cotton stuck in the bobbin holder. Check it thoroughly. Take the bobbin out and turn the wheel to lower the needle a few times. This will show up any thread caught. Pull it out gently. You may have to perservere to get it all out.

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