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Bobbin not in position, won't let me get cotton from bottom - snags on part

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Look for bent bits! Also try a new bobbin/ if it's the type that locks into position, there maybe an issue with the lock on that bobbin. Once you load the bobbin, slowly turn the flywheel intil you feel the thread snag and see where the boo in is facing-will give you a better chance of solving issue. Also, if there is a thread tensioner, turn it way down....

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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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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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Correct bobbin size for a Necchi Omega 6030

You can use either 16 or 16J. If your threads are loopy on the bottom side of fabric, the problem is either your needle thread tension is too loose or you have a snag in your needle plate where you have broken a needle. Check needle plate and clear snag if any. Then tighten up your needle thread tension until both needle and bobbin threads are in middle of fabric.

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Having a problem with stitch tension can you help

is it just the fabric that is gathering or the bobbin thread also ?

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Blind hemmer is "frozen" won't move at all. What can I do?

on a normal sewing machine this usually means the threads are all snagged up in a knot in the bobbin case. Snip your threads, wriggle the fabric out, remove all snagged threads and rethread the machine. I don't know if this will work with your blind hemmer.

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Needle won,t pick up bobbin cotton

You may need to retime the machine, email me and I will attach instructions

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Need help with correct cotton feed for Husqvarna Viking

What a great machine! I found an excellent review of this machine and your manual for sale at
This is in England, but I've ordered manuals, books, etc from England before with no problem.
You really need a copy of the manual. for most of my machines (but I don't have a VIking) the bobbin unwinds from left to right--but this is no quarantee yours does the same. Each machine is a little different.
Sometimes a good cleaning (being sure to get out all the lint from the bobbin assembly area), a new needle, and a careful rethreading will solve this sort of problem-- but you still need the manual.,
Good luck and again, congratulations on buying a great machine! Let me know if this solves your problem.


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The bobbin jumps as im sewing i can hear it jumping in the case.

Sounds like the take-up lever is not threaded. Make sure that the take-up lever is in its highest position and re-thread the machine.

The bobbin case may have some nicks or burrs which need to be carefully smoothed off. Take the needle plate off and inspect the bobbin case for any sharp burrs which could snag the thread.

Jun 18, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 5700

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Thread is jamming and breaking and leaving knots on the back

Check the needle plate gap where the thread comes up from the Spool and the needle goes down.
This gets rough and damaged. Gently file out and buff.

Also check the hook assembly where the bobbin case goes, this also gets rough and will snag the thread. Rub up with FINE emery paper especially round the outside edge.

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My Singer 2639 Bobbin case pops up out of position after few stitches and needle hits case, Singer says it needs retiming and take it to repair. I cannot continue paying repair as this happens too often.

Hi, I used to have the same problem. I pulled the whole bobin casing out, cleaned it oiled it. When I put it back in, I made sure the actual bobin was turing the right direction so the cotton didnt snag and pull casing up.

If you havent already tried this give it a go.Its amazing how much gunk gets in there.

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Bobbin cotton breaking on sewing machine

You can loosen the tension on your bobbin some. Be careful not to loosen too much. You do this by turning the screw counterclockwise. Also your needle may have a snag on it. occasionally, a needle can be bad.

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