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Timing is messed up, needle keeps breaking

Kim, there is nothing you can do yourself if the timing is out. But you can check it.
- Remove the needle plate and insert a brand new needle.
- Turn on the machine and put it into straight stitch in the center needle position.
- Turn the hand-wheel forwards until the needle is bottom dead center.
- Turn the hand-wheel forwards until the needle raises 2.2mm from bottom dead center.
- The Hook on the shuttle should now be directly behind the needle.
- If the hook is past, or not yet to the needle, the shuttle is out of time.

Jun 05, 2012 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Needle/hook timing is off

1. Remove bobbin case 2. Unthread machine 3. Replace needle making sure it is all the way up in needle shaft and tighten screw 4. Set for straight stitch sewing 5. Position needle bar at Center 6.Roll up a towel and gently lay machine back on it. 7. Remove shuttle race ring 8. Turn handwheel SLOWLY toward you until needle reaches it's highest point and travels just 1/16" 9. Point of hook should be directly BEHIND the needle OR At LEAST 1/16" or tad above that measurement. 10. As hook passes needle, it should be slightly ABOVE the eye of the needle If timing seems good at this junction, you can carefully wipe the hook with alcohol on a clean, lint-free cloth (old T-shirt makes good rag) MAKE SURE YOU ARE CAREFUL BECAUSE HOOK POINT EXTREMELY SHARP! ALWAYS SET POWER SWITCH TO OFF POSITION/UNPLUG -- Never panic or toss machine across floor because you can probably determine that it's just a matter of rethreading or a minor adjustment. Hope this helps! Jimmy

Mar 30, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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How to check timing on pe180d embroidery machine

In case of adjusting sewing machine timing, there are twomain parts that you should follow.To adjust the hook needle timing on the rotary hook, first,remove the bobbin, bobbin carrier, and covers so you can see the movement ofthe hook. This may involve removing the needle plate for top loadingassemblies, or removing the hook cap from the front of the machine. Itoften requires the removal of the lower covers to reach the componentparts. Adjust as needed when doing sewing machine repair.Set the machine to a straight stitch at the defaultposition. Different models have different default positions including themost common far left and center positions. If no problems are perceivedin needle bar positioning, the default position will suffice. If thereare needle bar position issues, these need to be adjusted prior to adjustingthe timing. Follow proper sewing machine repair procedures.Rotate the hand wheel toward youuntil you see the needle reach its lowest position and begin its rise. Now lookfor the point of the hook as you continue rotating the hand wheel. Thepoint of the hook should strike inside the needle scarf above the needleby about 0.5mm. Sewing machine repair is vital for smooth operations.Check to see if the hook fails topick up the thread. Double check the needle bar positioning including thehook needle spacing. If these are appropriate and the point of the needlestill fails to pick up the loop thread, proceed to adjust the timing of thehook. Maintain regular sewing machine repair. Look for the lower drivemechanism. It may be a lower shaft with gears on either end. If this isthe case, look to the right end of the shaft for a gear with adjusting setscrews. Loosen and manually adjust the position of the hook. Tightly hold thehand wheel while turning the drive shaft to set the proper position. Retighten adjusting screws. Some models have timing beltsthat control the timing of the sewing machine. Look for a belt connectedon each with to drive gears. Look for work cogs on the belt. Inmost cases, you can reset the timing belt, without replacing it. If,however, the belt requires replacement you will need to do so. Loosen the drive mechanism on the right side to free the movement of the belt.Manually adjust the position of the hook to the needle and re-tighten set screws. This knowledge is vital for effective sewing machine repair.Once the timing has been reset,conduct thorough test sewing on the sewing machine to make sure everything isworking properly.Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Oct 16, 2011 | Brother Disney PE-180D Computerized Sewing...

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Needle breaks due to bobbin case slippage. How do

The maintenance section of your instruction book shows how to install the bobbin case. Be sure the needle is at it's highest position to do this.

The bobbin case should never slip once it is properly installed.

If the needle continues to hit the case, the machine needs to be serviced by an authorized Brother dealer if you are the original owner to prevent invalidation of the warranty.

If you try to adjust the timing you could run into additional problems.

Apr 16, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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The needle on my machine will not bring up the bobbin thread. The bobbin is threaded correctly, and the needle is threaded correctly. Nothing else seems to broken. The needle runs just fine, but the bobbin...

Which model do you have?

The needle needs to be inserted properly and the thread needs to pass through the eye in the right direction.

The handwheel must be turned in the correct direction.

The take-up lever must be threaded.

If all of this is satisfactory, the hook timing may be off.

Remove the bobbin case and set the machine to straight stitch, center needle position.

Turn the handwheel until the needle reaches it's lowest position. Turn the handwheel so that the needle raises about 2.2mm. The point of the hook should be directly behind the needle. If not, you may have a timing issue and will need a knowledgeable repair person to recalibrate the hook timing.

Jul 12, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Elna Diva 8000 -- Timing is off

if you want to open up and drill a littel hole to lock a gear in position then i can help you.

Jun 28, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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My CE 200 jammed and I cleaned it out now it won't pick up bobbin thread how do i reset the timing?

To reset the timing on your machine there are timing marks that show you where the machine must be set.
Remove the needle plate and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel towards you until the needle bar is in the lowest position. You will see two marks on the needle bar with the top one being flush with the bottom of the bushing. If it is not, loosen the needle bar screw and move it up or down to set the marks. Make sure you keep the needle bar straight (needle clamp screw should be straight to the right).
Next turn the hand wheel until the lower timing mark is flush with the bushing. At this point, the hook tip should be just above the eye of the needle.
If the hook tip and needle do not line up, turn the machine on its back making sure the needle bar does not move. Loosen the two timing screws on the hook pulley (only loosen them 1/4 turn). Move the hook to line it up with the needle. Tighten the screws and recheck the timing. The feed dogs should be in the down position when timing the machine. If the feed dogs are up when the timing is done, the hook timing is out 180 degrees.

May 12, 2009 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

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Needle/Bobbin issues with Bernina Deco 600


Perfect phrasing of the question, you have all the lingo/parts down pat!

First make sure your new needle is straight, then check to make sure it lines up in the center of the hole in the stitch plate.

There is basically a 1/2 sheet of papers (we use the fine waxy sticker backing paper as our guages don't fit well .1mm! ) distance between the hook and the needle.

Rotate your hook so that it is aligned with the needle in the center position, there should be 2mm between the top of the needle eye and the bottom edge of the hook.

Dec 29, 2008 | Bernina Bernette Deco 600

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Only sews a straight stitch

With the pattern selector dial set at maximum zigzag width and when the point of the rotary hook exactly meets the right side of the needle in ascending travel of the needle bar from its lowest position, at the right needle drop position, the distance between the upper edge of the needle eye and the race of the rotary hook should be 3.3 ± 0.3 mm.

You also need to look at the timing

With the needle bar swung to the right at the maximum zigzag width, the amount of ascending travel of the needle bar from its lower position to the position where the tip of the rotary hook exactly meets the right side of the needle should be 1.7 ± 0.3 mm.

Jan 15, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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