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How to fix the timing on a Burnett Deco 500 Embroidery machine?

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  • nappiecleo Jun 28, 2009

    I recently got this machine out of the box it had been stored in. When I put it away before storing it, everything was working fine. My first attempt at embroidering I was able to use Polyester thread and spell out JERSEY and then the bobbin was out so I couldn't continue sewing until winding a new bobbin. I chose the one of the silver metal bobbins that I purchased from my dealer a couple years ago. The dealer said they would work with this machine. I wound regular polyester thread in the bobbin and maybe that is what started this problem...I'm not sure. I've tried using the paper type bobbins and still no luck. At the first sign of trouble the needle was hitting too far down in the bobbin case (racer), and it made an awful sound and stopped the machine. I've worked on this all day and could probably fix it if I only had access to a repair manual. I'm not sure what position to set the bobbin racer in when setting the adjustment from the top right inside the machine where the rod turns. Now, the needle isn't scraping the casing, it is tangling up the threads in the bobbin case. Any idea where I can see an online schematic for this Deco 500?

  • Denise Peters
    Denise Peters Jul 30, 2016

    my machine is doing exactly the shame. I had it in storage for a long time. took it out it worked fine until I have to replace the bobbin after re-threading it???

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Not a simple solution. What makes you think that it is out of time?

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

  • Paul Howell
    Paul Howell Jun 30, 2009

    Unthread the machine and take the needle plate off and bobbin case out. Insert a new needle, ensuring that it is all of the way up to the stop. With the needle in the highest position, turn the machine on and select straight stitch center needle position.

    Turn the handwheel slowly towards you and observe the needle as it descends into the hook area.

    When the needle gets to its lowest position and raises 2.5 mm, the point of the hook should be directly behind the needle. If it is, reassemble, rethread and retry. If the needle and hook are not in sync, you will need to take it to a dealer. Timing issues require specific steps and tools.


  • Denise Peters
    Denise Peters Jul 30, 2016

    Thanks

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