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The needle down position is no longer working and when I use the reverse mode it automatically will go into a knot. Is there a simple reboot solution?

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SOURCE: Elna 6003Q Sewing Machine won't snap out of bobbin winding mode

I had the same problem and fixed it myself. Remove the portion of the housing that coincides with the bobbin winder. You will need to remove two screws to do this--one is just to the upper left of the bobbin winder itself, and one is hidden under the handle on the left side of the machine (lift the handle, and look on the machine on the left side.) It takes some coaxing to remove the housing, but it can be done--be gentle. If you need to, remove the housing on the left side of the machine that covers the needle assembly. This will make it a bit easier, but still, be gentle.)
After removing the housing, you will see a black metal piece with a elongated slot and a screw adjacent to the bobbin winder mechanism. Unscrew the screw a turn or two, and slide the piece to the other side. Tighten gently. Turn your machine on, and move your bobbin winder back and forth and watch the screen change from bobbin winding to the main straight stitch screen. Now, do a brief Dance of Joy. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle stop switch will not control needle stop position

I can tell you its always on the upper shaft in the kenmore and it's on the right by the handwheel. The shaft has a wheel that rides through the sensor for shaft position sensing. It can actually go bad. If your machine zigzags ok, its not the shaft sensor becuse it knows where the shaft is to z.z. so it could be jsut that function on the board. Ive seen that.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle stop up/down no longer works on Viking 118

sometimes the bobbin winder gets left closed, and that will make the machine run slowly and with no up/down button.

Posted on Jan 09, 2012

SOURCE: machine embroidery needle changes position

truthfully I think their something wrong with the computer in the machine because
the bobbin locked up. sometimes when a sewing machine jams it can make
the machine jump time.
but the needle moved positions, some part of the machine is changed during the
jam up, even tho you reset it.
embroidery machine are expensive, my suggestion is to have the machine checked

Posted on Apr 05, 2012

Testimonial: "I've read about the timing being knocked off when the needle jams in the up/down position and other bobbin situations but didn't think it applied to left/center needle position change. Thank you....I will take it in for a thorough maintenance/reset."

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SOURCE: how do I move the needle to the middle position ?

First if the machine is hitting something and breaking the manual will not help with timing issue, Machine IN ANY CASE should never come in contact with anything except thread. If Possible use your phone camera or something to take video and send to me

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

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1. To solve your knotting problem. Learn to always trap or grasp your thread ends for the first few stitches.

2. When the dogs are down, sometimes you have to grasp and jiggle or turn the hand wheel while re-engaging the feed dogs.

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Machine embroidery needle changes position


truthfully I think their something wrong with the computer in the machine because
the bobbin locked up. sometimes when a sewing machine jams it can make
the machine jump time.
but the needle moved positions, some part of the machine is changed during the
jam up, even tho you reset it.
embroidery machine are expensive, my suggestion is to have the machine checked

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your machine should have a stitch length dial on the right hand side above the flywheel, it might have numbers from 0.5 to 3 or 4, higher number for longer stitch (effectively this moves the foot and feed dogs faster in relation to the needles to make the stitch longer).

If you have the Serge Pro SW432 that your enquiry is linked to and you have not used a serger before, then definitely get hold of the manual, you will need it. Sergers are very different to sewing machines - once you've mastered one, its easy, but there is a learning curve.

Firstly, ALWAYS extend the thread aerial up, you'll see loads of images of sergers sitting nicely with the aerial in the lowered position, great for moving them to avoid damage. But they won't work well, a serger seams at 1500 stitches per minute and the thread streams off the cones so you need to ensure there is a good clear feed via the aerial to the tension dials.

Buy good quality thread cones and keep it out of the sun and dust. Cover your machine when not in use (lower the aerial first). You could start with white, grey and black thread as this will cover a lot of fabric prints/colours etc. To change thread colour, you will need to cut and knot on the new thread for the two loopers (right hand side cones) - do this about 6 inches above the first thread guide, and then chain off to feed these through down to the needle plate, when you see the new colour come through okay, stop. Repeat the process for the needle thread or threads (3 or 4 thead depending on what stitch you are sewing) but stop chaining when the thread knot is above the needles. Stop, loosen these tension dials and pull the thread down, cut out the knot with scissors and thread the new colour through the two needles. Use threading wires if you have them, or tweezers. Pull both these and the two looper threads together under the pressure foot, lower the foot, turn your tension dials back to 5 and chain off. The thread sequence is important, mostly top looper, bottom looper, then needles, this is so much easier demonstrated than explained.

If you can find a classroom/shop offering overlocking user lessons, go take a couple, its well worth the money. Otherwise go to you-tube and watch all the videos you can search on sergers, threading, etc.

Good luck with your serger, please respond with 4 thumbs if this has been helpful to you. :-)

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My machine drops stitches, bobin hangs up, thread knots up. I have cleaned the bobin case and feeder. What can I do to fix the problem?


This may sound very simple, but try putting in a new needle. If the needle is blunt or has a burr on it, that could be the cause of your issues.

If it is a drop in bobbin style machine you may also have a "needle nick" on the plastic bobbin case. The thread can get caught up on those little knicks causeing it to get caught up or fray.

You can pollish down the little knicks with a very fine sandpaper to smooth them out.

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check the needle to see if it's damaged-roll on flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
if the needle makes a popping sound going into fabric it is blunt
check the top thread & bobbin tension
some sewing machines knots up in bobbin area when the top thread comes off the thread take up lever
here's a tip how to tell if thread & needle are compatible

Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread
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Overload Viking:
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