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Tiptronic 2040 won't move forward to sew. Seems to be problem with bobbin? Thread "balls up" at bobbin.


Hello Day Fegely
Thread balling-up in the bobbin area indicates that the upper thread (the one going through the needle) is the one doing the "balling". Check that the upper thread is threaded through all the thread paths ... this specific issue seems to be due to the thread not threaded through the "take up lever" ... that is the 'thingy' that goes up and down really fast as you are sewing.

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Apr 20, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Why does my thread keep breaking on my brother ce4000? The machine is 100% threaded correctly new needle properly wound bobbin, I just don't know what could be wrong with it.


Could be a multitude of things. Use only good quality thread--no old or bargain bin threads. Try a different brand of thread--some machines prefer certain brands over others. The needle and thread should be compatible--ie needle eye shouldn't be too small for thread weight. Burr catching the thread and breaking it. Upper tension too tight.

Remove the upper thread, RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread is not looped incorrectly in the thread path, like around a thread guide or around the spool pin. Is the thread snagging on the thread spool itself? Do you see the thread tightening as you sew and eventually it breaks? This indicates it is catching somewhere between the needle and spool. Is it shredding at the needle eye? This indicates the needle eye is not suitable for the thread being used.

Watch where the thread is breaking. This will sometimes give you a clue where the problem exists.

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Jan 26, 2017 | Brother CE4000 Computerized Sewing Machine

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The bottom feet keep catching my thread and stopping


try increasing the needle thread tension as what you indicate is bunching under the material from a needle thread with a too loose tension

Jul 17, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Back side of stitches are loose


increase the thread tension of the needle thread
this is an indication that the tension is not enough to pull the bobbin thread up tight

Jun 15, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Hi. I just bought this machine and I am having trouble with my bottom stiches. I have tried every remedie but the stiches is too loose


Read this hope it helps

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension/page/all

May 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why does the bottom tread come out loose and loopy


First, check the stitching to verify that it is in fact the bobbin thread that is loose & loopy. Usually, loopy thread under the fabric is the upper thread--which, if that is the case, is an indication it is either threaded incorrectly or the upper tension is too loose.

Make sure you are using a brand-new needle.
Always RAISE the presser foot and then thread the upper thread making sure that every guide and the correct path is followed.

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number and re-test the stitching. Re-adjust as needed. The tension is correct when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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If it is in fact the bobbin thread causing looping, it could be that the bobbin case is not threaded properly or the tension is way off.

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Apr 11, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why is the bobbin thread bunching up?


if your saying that your bobbin thread is balling up under the platen plate , this is a sure sign that your top thread tension is not correct and there isn't enough tension to pull the bobbin thread up from below

Mar 24, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Harrision gc5550. Why is bottom stitching loose?


Usually, loose threads under the fabric indicate a loose upper tension. Be sure that you RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread. This allows the thread to seat properly in the tension guides. If the loose threads are still appearing under the fabric, try tightening the upper tension. The upper and lower threads should meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Sep 18, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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It is bunching up underneath the presser plate


this normally indicates that the needle thread tension is incorrect (too loose)

Jul 30, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Designer One "broken thread"


If the upper thread spool is spinning allowing slack to the inlet of the tension assy and the machine gives a broken thread indication shortly afterward, the pre-tension assy needs to be adjusted. If the machine has the original "snap in" tension assy that was in the first generation of Designer 1, have it replaced with the modern "lay in" tension assy. Slack at the spool should never cause a broken thread indication as long at the thread is in the pre-tension assy.
Sulky thread will work as well in a Designer 1 as any other embroidery thread as long as it is properly adjusted.
One thing that you can look for, when the machine is sewing, watch the thread as it passes out of the left hand side of the tension disks. It should exit the disks at the 9 o'clock position. If it starts to drift up to the 10 or 11 position and then you get a broken thread warning, the pre tension must be increased.

Feb 05, 2007 | Husqvarna Designer I

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