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The top and bottom threads won't connect, to make a stitch.

Have used the correct bobbin.Threaded the machine correctly and adjust the tension. It was working a bit and now has completely stopped stitching.

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Replace the needle with a brand new "Schmetz" needle..

If it still won't pick up the bottom thread, take it in for service.

Posted on May 14, 2014

  • b_gt May 20, 2014

    I have the same problem it will pick the thread up from the bobbin but it won't form a stitch it was working now it is not help

  • BJ sewing May 21, 2014

    Replace the needle with a brand new "Schmetz" needle.. If it still won't pick up the bottom thread, take it in for service.

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according to the diagram in the manual, the upper thread tension is set by the wheel/knob on top and just to the right of the thread take up lever and thread guide. If you don't have a manual, go to www.brother-usa.com they have a downloadable manual for your machine.

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Hi. You "feel" that the machine is threaded correctly? You should probably completely pull the thread out and start over, making certain that it is threaded correctly. Once that is done, double check to make sure the thread is pulled all the way into the tension discs. Make sure also that you have lowered the presser foot. Is the bobbin inserted in it's case correctly? Every aspect is critical to proper function. You may also want to revue your manual.

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SOURCE: how can I adjust the timing on a brother ls 1217 sewing machine

Unfortunately, it's not recommended for users to repair their own brother machines. It sounds like the timing is out anyway... to take it in and have it "Cleaned, Lubed, timed and the Tension repaired"

Or you could use it for target practice and just go buy another machine.

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