Question about Sewing Machines

Open Question

Singer 9217 tension adjustment - Sewing Machines

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Singer Concerto sewing machine model 9217 - bobbin thread problem

This problem is common in sewing machines with plastic bobbin cases. The new case you've ordered will most likely solve your problems. I might suggest checking the point of the rotating hook, to be sure it is burr free.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

  • 2385 Answers

SOURCE: singer 5050

Does your sewing machine create unwanted loops or does the thread snap on the top of your machine? Does it seem like your machine does not want to work with you? Your problems could be related to tension. First off, I recommend putting a white thread in the bobbin and a black thread through the needle. This will be imperative as you will need this to learn which thread is your main problem.
When you sew, which thread is the one malfunctioning? Do you see loops of black, white or is the black snapping? This is how you will be able to pinpoint your problem for further analysis.
When you sew, which thread is the one malfunctioning? Do you see loops of black, white or is the black snapping? This is how you will be able to pinpoint your problem for further analysis. If you see loops of black, your needle tension is too loose or your bobbin is too tight. First try tightening the main dial on your machine to a higher number. If that does not work, try using a small screwdriver to turn the screw underneath the bobbin-case in the front of your machine clockwise. Please remember that even a little turn can mean everything in your work. I recommend only turning it 1/4th of a turn each time you test it. Now if the loops were white, it means your bobbin tension is too loose. Do the same as above, tightening the screw clockwise with a screwdriver. If it seems too tight, please do loosen it and try to find a happy medium between your needle thread and your bobbin thread. If the thread snaps, your tension is too tight. Do the reverse of the above. Either lower the number on your needle if the thread is snapping or turn the screw on the bobbin-case counter-clockwise. Again, each little bit of the turning counts, so only turn it about 1/4th the way. It is always good to be extra careful. Keep working with both until you get a nice even stitch. An even stitch means the black should be on the top of your fabric and white should be on the bottom. It is perfectly okay if you see a little speck of one on the other side. If all fails, try putting two drops of sewing machine oil in your machine and let it run through for about five minutes. The mechanisms might be a little overworked and are having a problem with your machine. It is good if you keep a lot of fabric scraps available in case you over oiled. You do not want to be working on a difficult project for your sewing machine only to spit some oil on it. Keep sewing on the fabric scraps until there is absolutely no residue from the oil. Putting any more that 2 drops as stated earlier might cause more problems than you expect. Always use the oil sparingly. If none of the above solutions have worked and you feel frustrated by your machine, a local Sewing Repair Shop visit should only run you about $40 and is highly recommended for your machine. A professional can tell you if what’s wrong with your machine is fixable at-home or not. A full repair for older machines before working with them is highly encouraged.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

WonderTech
  • 268 Answers

SOURCE: singer 57817 thread tension problem

Hello,

If you have Increased the upper thread tension on your machine, try these solutions.

* Decrease your bobbin tension if your sewing machine allows you to adjust it. Consult your manual.

* Re-thread your bobbin, It may be threaded incorrectly.

* Reinsert your bobbin, It may be inserted incorrectly.

* Change your thread. If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both.

I hope this helps.


Posted on Sep 23, 2009

  • 103 Answers

SOURCE: Can't adjust the tension on old singer!

increase top thread tension slowly till u get similar stitches on both sides

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

  • 139 Answers

SOURCE: bobbin tension is too loose

"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Singer model 9217 schematics


You can probably by the service manual from Sewing Parts Online, but as I explained in your other post, you really don't need it.

Dec 30, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machine 9217

1 Answer

Singer 9217 thread winds under bobbin instead of on bobbin


Make sure the bobbin is seated all the way on the winding pin. There may be an adjustment for it--a technician can probably fix it for you. However, you can also try lifting the thread with a pencil tip just before it winds onto the bobbin. Some of my machines wind the thread unevenly (more on the bottom than the top of the bobbin) and I balance it out by lifting it when winding.

....

Oct 07, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machine 9217

1 Answer

Threading problem


Hai, you check the bobbin tension.

Mar 21, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machine 9217

1 Answer

Singer model 9217 too much bobbin tension


First recheck your upper threading. Then go to Pinterest.com and do a search-there is a read good explanation on adjusting the bobbin case.

Jan 28, 2013 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

TENSION ADJUSTMENT ON SINGER 9836C


try adjusting the top thread tension to one number higher at a time until the stitches start looking right

also check with singer customer service for a instruction manual

Feb 23, 2012 | Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Singer 9217: I have the tension lever all the way down to + and the stitches are still too loose. What can I do?


try reversing the tension & see if that help if not the tension knob may be damaged & have to be replaced

Feb 03, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Need a guied for a singer sewing machine 9217


You can purchase a user manual online here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html
Just type 9217 into the search field and one comes right up!

Apr 23, 2010 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

2 Answers

Singer Concerto sewing machine model 9217


i was having the same problem. try putting in a new slide plate - the pressure from it holds the bobbin down, but it wears thin after a while. fixed mine.

Feb 12, 2008 | Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1122 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

185 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

Are you a Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...