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LS 2125i haveing problems getting the top thread

LS 2125i haveing problems getting the top thread to pick up the bobbin thread please help soon

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    Mongo32 May 11, 2010

    needle in backwards?

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I don't know about now, but in the old days you had to pull out about three inches of thread through the eye of the needle & hold it with plenty of slack while turning the wheel on the end of the machine slowly. Once the needle disappeared below the plate & then reappeared you could stop turning the wheel & slowly pull on the end of the thread you are holding to pull the thread from the bobbin up. Of course there must be thread on the bobbin spool & it must be some extra hanging out. (not broken off flush with the spool)

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Model LS-2125i..How do I access the bobbin


Make sure that the needle is fully up first and raise the presser foot. To access the bobbin, you need to remove the flat bed attachment that is at the front of the machine. This just rotates up and off the machine. Next rotate the shuttle cover down from the top of the cover. Now you can pull out the bobbin case towards you by the latch. This piece goes across the center of the bobbin case and to the right. Now you can remove an empty bobbin (if needed) and put the wound bobbin into the bobbin case to replace the bobbin.

For this procedure, the pictures in the manual may be clearer than the written description. See pages 14 and 15 (16 and 17 for the PDF) in the manual. Brother currently has the manual here: http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/HAD/Consumer/UsersManual/UM_LS_2125i_EN_1628.PDF . The LS-2125i support is here: http://www.brother-usa.com/support/ModelInfo.aspx?R3ModelID=LS2125i . Click on the Manuals & Documents page. Most Brother manuals and other documents can be found by searching here: http://www.brother-usa.com/Support/ .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 28, 2016 | Brother Ls-2125i 10-stitch Portable Free...

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Appearence of loop and no zigzag stich on ls-2125i brother


The loopy stitching is usually do to threading the machine with the presser foot down.

Raise the presser foot and re-thread or pull about 8" of thread through the needle and see if the loopy stitches go away.

This may also be the issue with the zig-zag stitch.

When the machine is threaded with the presser foot down, the tension is closed and the thread cannot enter as it should for the tension to control the flow of thread to the needle. The thread then feeds too fast and the stitching is distorted.

Feb 17, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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NEEDLE KEEPS COMING UNTHREADED WILL NOT CATCH IN FABRIC


Make sure you are threading the machine correctly and it has the proper tension. Also check the bobbin the thread has to go thru the little lash

May 27, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Needles keep breaking & bobbing wont feed thru


First try taking your bobbin case right out of the machine (not sure if this model has a top loading or front loading bobbin, but your manual will help you here) and floss out the tension slot with a piece of strong thread. Don't use waxed dental floss, but non-waxed would work okay. (The bobbin case is the piece that the bobbin sits in.) Look around while you have the machine open and remove any fluff and thread you can see - TURN MACHINE OFF BEFORE DOING THIS! Replace bobbin case. Replace bobbin and make sure it "clicks" into the tension slot.

Then unthread the top of the machine, clean the tension disks by passing a folded dollar bill (or any paper money, depends on what country you are in) through the disks in the direction you thread the machine. Do this several times. Re-thread making sure you follow the correct thread path.

Make sure the needle plate is on firmly.

If after all that it still won't work, I'm sorry to say that it sounds like you have a misaligned needle bar. This commonly happens after you have a major thread snaffoo and needle breakage. The needle gets caught in the thread knot, pulls to the side and breaks but if it gets seriously caught it can pull the needle bar out of place. You cannot put the needle bar back in place yourself - it's a job for the workshop. Don't sew on your machine until it is fixed. The noise you are hearing is likely to be the needle striking against the needle plate or even the bobbin. Your timing will probably need re-setting too and this needs to be done by a qualified technician.

If you really need to sew before you can get your machine into the workshop, and if you can move the needle position on your machine by pressing a "sideways" button of some sort, you could try to get the needle in the centre yourself using this feature. This will not help if it is the timing that is the major problem.
Pam M.

May 02, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Needle & bobbin are out of sinc


could be your tension try it set at number 4

Mar 27, 2009 | Brother LS-1520 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Brother LS-2125i


hmm maybe you turning the side gear in the different direction. try turning it in counter clockwise direction

Sep 07, 2008 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My brother 2125I sewing machine bottom thread keeps breaking


You may be sewing too fast, using cheap thread or your tension is off. All of which can cause your bobbin thread to break.

Jun 19, 2008 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My needle won't pick up the bobbin thread


My sewing machine is a Brother LS1217, well actually it is my son's, and he uses it very seldom. I went over to put in a new needle and I cleaned it top and bottom, put in a new bobbin, and a new needle and the needle won't pick up the bottom thread. What am I doing wrong? Please help me!! It has to be something simple, as this is such a simple machine! roseandjimmy@yahoo.com

Jan 11, 2008 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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