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Non-working backstitch, Reset?

I had a thread jam, took care of that. Saw that E5 was showing on screen. I don't know what that is, but at that time I reset it and started sewing only to find out that my back stitch wasn't working. Is this something I can reset or fix myself?

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Nothing you can do yourself.

Posted on May 15, 2014

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SOURCE: thread constantly wraps around spool pin

Cut a round curcle of fabric the size of the spool from a piece of felt. Put a hole in the middle and put it under the spool of thread. If this does not work you can purchase a small net that fits over the spool. It is designed to keep the thread from coming off the spool except for being pulled through naturally.
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Posted on Jan 19, 2008

SOURCE: Brother CS-6000 Sewing Machine - Jam

I had the same problem.. I think the bobbin used in this machine is no good I replaced mine.. It cost alot too.. but now I do not have any problems.. good luck

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SOURCE: NEEDLE KEEPS COMING UNTHREADED WILL NOT CATCH IN FABRIC

Make sure you are threading the machine correctly and it has the proper tension. Also check the bobbin the thread has to go thru the little lash

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SOURCE: stitching loose. won't thread the fabric

try to rethread the machine all the way back to the spool of thread and check the top and bottom tensions on scrap of same fabric

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Shirring fabric?

When putting your shirring elastic on the bobbin, don't thread the elastic through the bobbin holder,adjust the stitch length longer,and loosen the tension, other wise if you want to put it through the bobbin holder you have to loosen the tension screw on the bobbin holder, and then you have to adjust it back for ordinary sewing,

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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CS6000-i E5 showed on screen, now my backstitch doesnt work. Is this an adjustment I can make?


The start/stop button was pressed while the foot controller
was connected.

Disconnect the foot controller,

and then press the start/

stop button. Otherwise,

operate the machine by
using the foot controller.
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When backstitching the needle comes down and goes through the thread and tears the thread apart


Please To put the oil [ oil parts only ] in the all parts. And change the new thread and check the bobbin tension.

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I have a Husqvarna Opal 650 machine that was just purchase in July. I am hired to sew headbands, and we use Coats Transparent polyester thread. It's worked perfectly, until last Saturday it suddenly...


change the needle again, the needle could have a burr
check for burrs in the needle plate area and in the bobbin area
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change the needle--make sure the needle is the correct one for the fabric
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Hello. I hope u can help me. I cannot get my stitching tight? If I pull the thread it comes right out. Thanks Jodie


You need to backstitch over the beginning and end of your stitching, Jodie. When you start out, manually turn the wheel to put the needle into the fabric. Push the foot pedal to stitch forward a little. Now, reverse over those stitches to nearly where you started stitching. Use the foot pedal to go forward again, stitch to where you want to end. Reverse again, just a 1/4 inch or so. Then take the fabric out and cut your stitching.

This backstitching keeps your thread from pulling straight out. You should always use it with straight stitches and general zigzag stitches. Don't use it with decorative or embroidery stitches, though, as it mars the appearance of them. But if you're doing any type of topstitching that uses straight stitches, backstitch in the area that will be in the seam allowance, ever so slightly, or your top stitching will pull out, too.

Hope that helps!

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Can you backstitch during embroidery?


You don't use the back stitch or reverse button during embroidery since you are stitching out a design and not using your utility stitches. If you missed some stitches and you want to re-stitch a portion of your design or what I think you mean by "back stitch", there is a button that either says reverse, back or shows stitches with a + and - so you can backup and go over the area you missed. It usually lets you back up a stitch at a time, 10 at a time and 100 at a time. I use it sometimes to get a thicker satin stitch if it looked too thin the first time. Just be careful not to go over it more than once as it might bunch up. They also show a button usually with a spool on it so you can back up an entire thread color. It will probably be in your manual under "what to do when the thread breaks" or something similar. Happy embroidering!

Jul 04, 2010 | Baby Lock Ellure

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Thread jams


Hi! I've had this happen to me many times and it is so very frustrating! First, take the bobbin out and also the bobbin assembly and clean the entire area of all lint, fuzz, little bits of thread....get it as clean as you can. Take out the upper thread too. Clean and oil. Change the needle. Make sure you're using the appropriate size and type of needle and thread for the fabric. Take off the needle plate and look for any nicks or scratches. If you've got them, you can get emery cloth from a good hardware store (often in the plumbing department) and polish them out (or mostly out).

Rethread the machine, carefully following the instruction manual. Use your basic, normal settings. Using a scrap of the fabric you're trying to gather, sew a seam and see if everything works ok. You may need to hold the top and bobbin thread firmly behind the needle as you sew the first few stitches (I find this little trick helps a lot to prevent birdsnests).

To gather, sew three parallel lines of long, basting stitches (you really don't need a special foot or special settings other than to make the stitch a long one). Don't backstitch, reverse, or lockstitch either end, and leave the thread long when you cut it. Pull the three bobbin threads and the fabric with gather nicely along them.

Something to keep in mind--if you're trying to gather very sheer fabric on a zigzag machine, you may need to replace the throat plate with the zigzag hole for a throat plate with a single, small hole for a straight stitch. I've run into this situation before, and ended up using one of my antique straight-stitch only machines to do the gathering.

If you don't have a throat plate with the single hole, you might try some light weight interfacing to give some density to the sheet fabric.


Hope this helps!

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New Janome 6600 Erroring out


Hi,
This is the official Janome reference to your E% error message:
Feed sensor error "E 5" appears when the machine is turned backwords slightly while the machine runs over tight spot. The above will happen when - the machine is locked by thread jammed in the machine. - sewing extreamly thick fabric. In case of the MC4900, it will happen when running without threading the thread take up lever. The thread take up lever should be threaded when the threading light lights up.
Hioe this helps
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