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I have a Toyota sewing machine RS2000 and cannot get the tension right HELP!!!

I have stripped it down and cleaned it added a new needle checked the cotton and bobbin are correct and am near to pulling my hair out!

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    Dolores vaile Aug 25, 2016

    All u have to do, is make sure that the dial numbers corrispond to the numbers on the hand dile at the front of your machine, lois

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Try these links for a manual, the manual should have the information for the correct tension

Toyota RS2000 Sewing Machine Instruction Book


Toyota RS2000 3D Series Sewing Machine Instruction Book User Manual

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When thread cotton. Cotton don't pick up bobbin cotton please help bernette65


Be sure to use a brand new needle. A bent/damaged needle may have difficulty picking up the bobbin thread.

Verify that both upper and bobbin threads are threaded correctly. If so, and it still fails to pick up the bobbin thread, most likely there is needle/hook timing issue. Take it for service.

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COTTON THREADS KEEPS BREAKING


Is the spool thread catching on something (like the little notch on the thread spool) or is wrapped around a thread guide? That will tend to break the thread.

Check that you are using the correct kind of needle to match the thread and fabric you are sewing. (Are you using good quality needles? Might try a different brand.)

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All About Needles

Something else to consider is whether the thread is old or bargain bin variety. Try a different brand (preferably a better quality brand) of cotton thread. Threads have really improved over the past few years. If the thread is shredding at the needle eye or you see little fuzzies on the thread (similar to the old cotton-wrapped polyester threads of the 70's), it is not good quality and should be thrown away or used somewhere else.

Another thing to check is whether there is a rough spot on the needle plate or in the bobbin area that may be snagging the thread. Wrap your index finger in some very fine fabric (old pair of hosiery, chiffon, etc.) and rub your finger around and see if it snags anywhere.

Verify that the bobbin is loaded properly in the bobbin case.

The tension could be too tight. Remove the upper thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--confirm it is threaded correctly. Set the tension to the midway point between high & low numbers. Retest. The tension is correct when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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May 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why does bobbin cotton keep bunching?


Is it the upper thread bunching under the fabric? If so, it is usually incorrect upper threading, the thread is not seated in the tension disk, or the upper tension is too loose. Also, a damaged needle can cause issues.

Install a brand new needle that is compatible with the thread and fabric. Frequent changing of needles is an inexpensive fix for a frequent sewing issues.
All About Needles

Remove all the upper thread.
RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Make sure the thread path is correct (consult the manual).
Set the upper tension at the midway point between high & low numbers.

Retest. If the upper thread and bobbin thread are not meeting in the middle of the fabric stitched, then loosen or tighten the upper tension until it does.

NOTE: Always thread the upper thread with the presser foot in the raised position. This opens the disk and allows the thread to seat properly. Also to remove upper thread, it is best to clip the thread near the spool, raise the presser foot, and graspl the clipped thread tail near the needle and pull DOWN through the machine (Never pull thread up through the tension disk).

Noted that you cleaned the bobbin area, but also be sure to clean the feed dogs. Frequently, lint & dust accumulates in and around the teeth which can inhibit their ability to grasp the fabric firmly. Frequent cleaning in this area is important for your machine's maintenance.

Review the cleaning and oiling instructions in your manual. Oiling is important and should be performed frequently with 1-2 drops each spot as specified. Oiling the hook is usually good to do every 8 hours of sewing time. Use ONLY fresh good quality sewing machine oil for your machine--NOT 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old metal can in grandma's sewing basket.

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Model 820ex. Why does it have thread nesting, thread breaking, and uneven tension?


You might try cleaning the tension disks by dampening a length of pearl cotton with rubbing alcohol, open the tension disk all the way, raise the presser foot, and then pull the pearl cotton down between the disks a couple of times.

Clean away the lint and thread pieces from the feed dogs and bobbin area. Oil your machine according to the instruction manual--use only fresh good quality sewing machine oil--only 1 or 2 drops of oil each place.

Install a brand new needle. Make sure you are using a needle and thread that are compatible with the fabric you are sewing--that the thread is not too big for the needle's eye, etc.
All About Needles

Make sure you RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread. Rethread the thread from the beginning checking that thread is not wrapping around the spool pin or catching somewhere in the threading sequence.

Verify that you are threading the machine correctly. Misthreading will cause havoc and frustration!

Do not use old or bargain bin thread--Coats & Clark does create problems for some machines.

You might try pulling the bobbin thread to the top before beginning to sew. This helps prevent some of the thread nests you are experiencing.
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

The factory tension setting is usually the halfway point between the high and low number. This is where you should start testing your tension. Once you sew a sample, if the top thread is looping/knotting (bird nesting) under the fabric, the upper tension is most likely too loose. If the bobbin thread is pulling to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. Get used to adjusting the upper tension every time you change fabric, needle, thread. The upper tension is not meant to be static, so don't be afraid to adjust to achieve the proper tension.

Ideal tension is when both the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Upper cotton not picking up bobbin cotton


Most likely a timing issue. the needle hook and needle are not aligned correctly.

Jan 30, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do I put cotton on machine


Paul... youtube it.... It's really not difficult. Have to load bobbin with thread first... install bobbin (under the needle plate in its holder) thread cotton from top of machine through the correct catch points to the needle.... catch the thread from the bobbin..... pull threads under pressure foot (but look in youtube... loads of vids)

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I have a singer 201 knee control and I love it until today.


try these suggestions
rethread the machine top and bobbin, using every thread guide
try a new needle--one for the fabric being sewed--make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder
make sure the thread does not come off the thread take up lever
try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint

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Screeching noise


have you tried a new needle--flat side to the back of the machine
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
it's also possible that there's something wrong with the motor since it sounds a bit loud
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Necchi 535FA--the tension seems to be off. The thread keeps breaking or pulling out of the needle. When i sew on cotton it was working then when I switched to a stretchy faux crushed velvet the tread...


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

Jun 06, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing Machine Bobbin problem


Try working through this tutorial....if there is any suggestion of corrosion on the bobbin case that is the likely cause, and if there, also check the top tension plates for same...humidity etc ?
Read on...esp towards the last section. Please TRY the solution BEFORE giving your considered rating.
Specific detail on bobbin case adjustment (with picture) near halfway down reply, the remainder will help you achieve a balance of top and bottom tensions.

Ensure that all is clean and free of lint and jams, this is the most likely cause....now for tension troubleshooting .......

This solution is for tension problems...if you cannot form any sort of stitch, the issue is quite different, so please let me know if you need a different problem solved.....

It is quite long, but just work through each section in order.

The "knotting up" can reveal a lot. If you have loose threads on one side or the other, the tension on the opposite side will be the culprit.

QUICK SUMMARY FIRST:
Ensure sharp new needle,
Thread guides and Bobbin are Clean & Clear of lint
Set Top Tesion to 4 ....then....
Balance Bobbin to suit.

TOP THREAD TENSION:
If the looping threads are on the underside as you sew, it is the top tension. Top tension ought to be between 4 & 6 (this variation to allow for the different weights of fabric in your projects).

IS YOUR NEEDLE SHARP ?
If you are using a needle that has seen quite a deal of work, or you suspect it may be blunt, change it for a new one !

TOP TENSION & GUIDES:
Make sure that when you thread the machine the presser foot is up so the thread goes between the discs and not to one side, top tension between 4 and 6, and that you have threaded through all the guides, including the last one, usually on the needle arm, just above the needle clamp.

It may be there is lint trapped between the discs, this will keep them slightly apart and reduce the actual tension, sometimes dramatically.

If tensions appear correct, and the thread is definitely in the channel between the discs, but still too loose and looping, try raising presser foot and remove your thread.

Now, with a 2" (50mm) wide strip piece of fabric 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm) moistened with methylated or denatured spirit, gently insert the fabric strip and clean between the discs with a see saw / to and fro action.

In the worst cases, gentle use of a needle to pick & remove the jam may be necessary, but be very gentle and make sure the tension is set at Zero and the presser foot is raised, (to disengage tension plates).... do not gouge or score the plates, they need a polished surface to work correctly.

BOBBIN TENSION:
Far less common, but if the loose threads are on the top, it is bobbin tension that is loose, it too may have lint in the spring and be giving a "false" tension.

I would not recommend fiddling with bobbin tension without good reason, it may end up with missing small screws and spring pieces, however, you can take the needle plate off to clean
the hook race area (where bobbin case sits)

...this is just good housekeeping, my wife does this every time she replaces the bobbin....

just take it out and clean the bobbin case and the fixed metal hook race with a small brush to remove lint. If there is a significant amount of lint, use a vacuum and small brush to get the worst.

Then wipe all this area with a cloth or cotton bud (Q tip) moistened (not soaked) with methylated spirit, especially if there appears to be fine dirty deposits....oil and lint combine to conspire against you.

If it seems likely that you ......really ....do .....actually .....need .....to adjust the bobbin case, first check there is no lint trapped in the metal spring where the thread is tensioned.

TOP LOADER:
Drop-in Bobbin case will look similar to this image with the tension screw in the middle of the metalwork....

4c76dc1.jpg ...the other screw at one end is holding it all together, so beware....it is not a tragedy to undo the whole lot and clean it, but very gingerly and lay the bits out in sequence and orientation, or you risk tearing your hair out !

FRONT LOADER:
....this is a bobbin case from a front loading machine and works in a very similar fashion to the top loader with drop in bobbin, again, if you dismantle it, take care so you can put it all
back properly.
165ca5c.jpg FINISHING UP
GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT:
When you are certain there's no trapped lint in top tension or bobbin, set the top tension to 4 and the bobbin tension to a point where you just begin to feel resistance.

Try using good quality thread of contrasting colours so you can more easily spot the changes.

Set your zigzag to one width less than maximum (eg. 5 of 6 ...or... 4 of 5 etc) and sew a sample for a few inches and check the result.... adjust the bobbin tension screw very little at
a time, perhaps 1/16 of a turn.

You may find you are playing with this balance for some little while and if you are putting the needleplate on and off each time begin to think it cannot be correct to do this.....BUT....it is,
and eventually, you do get a "feel" for the correct tension and then it happens quite quickly.....as a user you won't be doing it very often unless there is lint built up (or are there small hands at work around the house !?!?!)

OTHER ISSUES:
If you live near the ocean as we do, salt air can play havoc with metalwork inside and out, so to help minimise this, keep a few small packets of dessicant (silica gel) in your machine
case....no case ? then make some sort of cover !

Same applies in any damp or humid environment, keep your machine dry and dust free.

Budget for a proper full service every couple of years (more often if heavily used) and if you don't use your machine for a few years, be aware that old oil will dry out and combining with
dust and form a "clag" like glue (another reason for some sort of cover, even a teatowel !)

FINALLY, A WORD ON THREAD:
If it is worth spending the time, energy and money on making something that you would like to give lasting enjoyment......use quality thread, .......it may seem to cost a little more at the
time, but the results, ease of use and added longevity will be worth the extra, and as a bonus, your tension troubles may be fewer and further between, because there is a more consistent diameter with good thread, and less compensating to be done by your tension plates and less thread breaks

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