Question about Brother LS 2160 Sewing Machine
I have done the upper threading following the instructions but it is just not stitching at all. The thread isn't catching. I have tried both straight and zig zag modes (the latter is what I need to do), and only 1 time will the thread actually stitch. I'm using the needles that came with the machine and done both thin fabric and cotton rope (latter what I need to stitch). Could it be that I'm using the wrong thread to the needle? I'm using the needles that came with the machine. Thank you! I'm very much a beginner here :)
Hi there Kathryn... when you load/thread the top cotton through the machine.... and then through the eye of the needle.... do you also load the bobbin case... or is it already in there and loaded as per instructions... ? What I normally do... is load up the bottom and top threads first.. making sure to put the top thread through the needle and make the thread end go through and behind the 'foot'... when placing on fabric to try... I make sure to load the fabric... with the top thread's tail going out through the presser foot and behind your foot.. sometimes.. if its the thread (some machines don't like certain threads)... I will manually (wind the right hand wheel) so that the machine does a few stitches.. before I use my foot pedal!.. I have both a serger/overlocker... and a Brother 8500 (sewing/embroidery machine).. I have been sewing for over years now...
You will need to change your needle... when you've used it for more than 6-7 hours continuously.. OR you notice that the stitches are not as they should be... in your fabric...
Posted on Mar 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem and it was so frustrating! It was happening to me because I wasn't using the right size needle. Go up a couple of needle sizes and see if that helps.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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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