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Thread gets under needle while sewing. needle then cuts thread. is this a bobbin tension problem? thanks!


Hi. My guess would be no. Sounds more like an upper or needle thread tension problem than a lower or bobbin thread tension problem. Your trouble could also be the thread take-up lever was missed when threading the machine. Trace the thread path to make sure the threading is correct. Is this an embroidery machine? If not, were you trying make a darning stitch? Perhaps with the foot raised? Keep in mind that raising the foot loosens the upper thread tension.

Sep 09, 2011 | Vacuums

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Loose stitches tention loose long stitches, what should the setting be for straight stitches? for a 7318 model janome


Thread tension is more dependent on what you are sewing than machine model. Upper should almost always be tighter than lower, and the thread should pull up into the fabric being sewn.

Aug 18, 2011 | Vacuums

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Hi, I have a silly question. How on earth do I thread my Brother Xr-65 sewing machine?!! I have misplaced the users manual during my recent move. It seems to take thread a little differently than my...


The XR-65 and the XR-65T are the same except that the T indicates the sewing machine was sold with the Quilting Table and some accessories for quilting.

To thread the sewing machine, first lift the presser foot and use the handwheel to raise the needle to its highest position. The thread take up lever should be at its highest point. Place the spool of thread on the horizontal pin secured with the appropriate cap. Make sure that the thread comes off the spool from the bottom front, (Also check that the catch (for holding the thread when not in use) on the spool is at the back of the pin.) Then bring the thread to the thread guide at the back of the machine then down past the reverse lever and back up the the thread take up lever. Wrap the thread around the take up lever so that it slides into the slot and then goes through the hole in the take up lever from right to left. Bring the thread down again and place it behind the guide above the needle. Then thread the needle from front to back.

Brother has the manual available for download: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000061/xr52c65txl64526562ug01enesfr.pdf . See page 31 (43 of the PDF) for the pictures of the upper thread path.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 29, 2011 | Vacuums

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It seems like i have no tension on my brother xl 3030 the top thread is to loos and the bottome thread is bunching really bad and getting all twisted around the bobin casing


To tighten the upper thread tension, adjust the dial to the right. To loosen the upper thread tension, adjust the dial to the left. The standard tension setting is 5.

May 14, 2011 | Vacuums

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I have an expression 2038 and the stitching has suddenly changed so that the top stitching is quite good but the underneath is loose. I have the tension on 4 and have a new straight needle and good quality...


If the bobbin thread is too loose, remove the bobbin spool AND carrier.Thread the thread through the tension clip on the holder in the normal way. Hold the thread and lift it. If the bobbin slides down, tighten the small screw 1/8 turn clockwise, until you can lift it with little or no sliding.

May 07, 2011 | Vacuums

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I amhaving trouble with the thread brahing and I don;t know if it is the tension. Which way should the pobbing turn right or left and how do you set the tension For my Singer sewing machine


Check the upper threading and make sure it is threaded correctly. When you pull on the thread before it goes through the needle does it give a bit or does it break? If it is breaking when you pull then the tension is way too tight or it is threaded incorrectly. Make sure it isn't looped around some guide along the line too.

For the bobbin thread... when it is in the bobbin case outside of the machine dangle it by the thread. It should hang there until you flick your wrist a bit, which should cause some thread to release and drop the bobbin down towards the floor a bit. (If it just pulls out right to the floor it is too loose). Most bobbin tension is tightened by a small screw on the bobbin case near where the thread comes though. Breaking thread would not be from the bobbin thread being too loose. Too loose would cause looping on top side of the stitch not breakage.

Make sure the bobbin is in correctly. You should feel and hear a slight "click" when the bobbin goes in correctly.

Apr 26, 2011 | Singer Vacuums

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Sewing machine needle not moving up and down


Hi there,

Well there are many things to check (causes) - 
Upper thread has run out. Presser foot is up. 
Bobbin winder shaft was left in winding position.
Buttonhole lever was not lowered when machine was placed in buttonhole mode.
Anyway you may try the steps below to correct this (Solution) -
Replace empty spool and thread machine.
Lower presser foot.
Move bobbin winder shaft back fully to left.
Lower buttonhole lever.

Good Luck!!

Thanks for using FixYa!!

Aug 28, 2010 | Vacuums

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I have a brother project runway limited edition sewing machine and there is a constant jam with the bobbin threading and I have cleaned it,removed the sewing plate and everything I can possibly think of....


Hi

The usual cause is that there is a problem with the upper threads, often it is not caught in the tension discs. When you thread the machine, make sure that the presser foot is raised - this causes the tension discs to open so the thread can seat itself properly.

Another possibility is that the thread isn't in the take up lever - the hook thingy that goes up and down. Sometimes the thread will just slip out.

Thanks

Aug 05, 2010 | Vacuums

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Stiches are loose in the bottom side of the cloth,if i change the bobbin case....will it help? I can understand that tension of thread is the problem.....but don't know what to do


the case the bobbin goes into has a little spring on its side .. the spring has one or two screws. one screw adjusts tension on the spring .. the bobbin thread goes under that spring when it is properly threaded .. if the screw is loose or missing then replace the screw or tighten it a little so that thread pulled thru the bobbin case spring has a bit of drag .. if its too loose then you can tighten the screw a bit more ... if you tighten it too much then it will pull the top thread thru to the bottom .. if your adjustment screw or spring is missing then you can replace the bobbin holder .. the new one should have the spring in place and be properly tightened .. . often the adjustment screw is just loose or the thread is not positioned correctly in the bobbin case slot. .

Jun 21, 2010 | Vacuums

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