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Timing is off, adjust timing.

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What must I now do to get it to make a loop. Have re-threaded 100 times


The machine timing and needle position is critical in catching the upper thread by the hook. The upper thread via the hook shuttle surrounds the bobbin making the stitch.

All machines have to achieve the same function but accomplish it through different arrangements.

the process includes the following: needle goes through fabric down adjacent to shuttle hook. needle starts up creating loop in upper thread at the point of the hook. Hook rotates and catches the loop.
Hook continues and thread circles the shuttle. Upper thread is pulled up by the thread take up.
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Jan 13, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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My needle thread wrap around shuttle hook how do I repair this? on my Brothers CS 8060


Barbara,
Upper thread looping around the shuttle is typically caused by improper threading through the upper tension disks and takeup lever. Check the instruction manual, carefully rethread the top of your machine and make sure the presser foot is in the down position. If the problem continues it may indicate an issue with tension disks. Remove the upper thread, fold a clean piece of fabric and with the presser foot raised to open the tension disks, place the fabric it in the thread path, through the upper tension disks. Lower the presser foot and draw the fabric back and forth to clean any build up of grime and wax from the disks. Lift the presser foot, remove the fabric, rethread and try again.

If the problem persists, you should not need any tools to remove the shuttle to inspect it - sometimes it is necessary to remove the needle plate to lift it out. Check the edges and underside of the plastic shuttle for marks caused by needle strikes - these can catch the thread causing the issue you describe. If there are marks, you may be able to polish them out with fine (600 grit or higher) wet and dry paper. I generally replace them. Also check the tip of the hook for marks - you can often feel these with your fingernail. If they are present, you may need to get a mechanic to polish them out.

May 31, 2015 | Brother CS-8060 Computerized Sewing...

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Upper line tension too loose


Tangling on the bottom of the cloth is always caused by one of these:

Upper thread is not threaded correctly.
Upper thread tension is too loose.
Using too thick thread.

Sometimes caused by:
Damaged plastic bobbin case

Rarely caused by:
Shuttle out of time
Burr on the shuttle

It is NEVER caused by the bobbin tension, so don't touch it.

Mar 22, 2014 | White Sewing W3300 Computerized Sewing...

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Bernina 130. The upper needle is working but it does not seem to be abLe to catch the bottom thread. Had this machine for 12 years so I know how to put the bobbin in. Any ideas?


Firstly, I assume you've cleaned-out under the stitch-plate and after removing the bobbin, have removed the hook/shuttle, cleaned the hook race and given the hook race a drop of oil. Whilst you've got the hook/shuttle out, just check that the point is not damaged. Also, if you've got the lightweight hook/shuttle often fitted to these machines (it's black plastic with a metal outer/point), make sure there's no needle damage to the plastic - sometimes this can catch the thread as the hook rotates, preventing the loop from being picked-up. After doing that, check if you can sew straight stitch with the needle in centre, fully left and fully right. If it works in one location but not the others, there could be a number of issues such as timing/synchronisation or possibly the needle bar is offset front-to-back so that there's too large a spacing between the needle and hook.

Nov 13, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

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Top thread won't grab bobbin thread


Bent needle, needle inserted wrong can cause problems. On that particular model of brother it uses a plastic rack, or drive assembly to move the sewing hook back and forth. They have a tendency to slip gears, causing the problem you are encountering. Take out the bobbin case and remove the shuttle cover. Put the machine into its back, set at normal center needle position and look to see, by turning the machines handwheel, if the eye of the needle is below or above the hook on the shuttle. If its above the eye....thats the problem.Very, very common on these inexpensive machines.

Jan 17, 2011 | Brother LS2125i Sewing Machine

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Why does the shuttle hook grab the spool thread instead of the bobbin thread? It wraps the thread around the bobbin and binds the machine up.


The shuttle hook is suppose to hook the needle (spool) thread and loops it around the bobbin case to form the lock stitch. Is it possible that something was adjusted without proper clearances as to allow the thread looping around the bobbin case to do so without catching up where it should pass through freely?
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Nov 13, 2010 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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With model xl2010, on the first stitch the thread wraps around the bobbin shuttle hook.


Make sure your tension is set on five and your upper/ and lower threading is correct

Jan 19, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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My machine is a Brother XL5600; I think I am having a shuttle hook problem. When I lower the sewing needle to "catch" the bobbin thread and pull through- it won't catch and pull through. I have changed out...


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine according to the directions in the manual.

Place a spool of thread on a spool pin and check the upper threading.
Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.

Also please check that the bobbin is installed in its case rightly. Needle thread is too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.

The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted and install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Sep 26, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Can't draw up the bobbin thread on my Brother LS-1217 sewing machine... it just won't catch


Make sure you have enough of a "tail" from teh bobbin... Probably 4 inches or so before starting. If that doesn't work, check upper tension and needle is properly seated.

The needle drags the thread down and then starts back up causing a loop at the eye which a shuttle goes through and acrries the upper thread over the bobbin. The upper thread then drags the bobbing thread up.

Sep 13, 2009 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bottom thread will not catch


Unplug the machine and remove the needle plate so that the bobbin case if fully exposed. Lift out the bobbin case and the cup that it sets in will be visible. Locate the "hook" on this cup. It is a finger with a sharp point at the upper edge of the cup. The hook is what grabs the thread from the needle while sewing.
  • Thread the needle.
  • Turn the handwheel by hand.
  • Watch the hook as it approaches the needle from right to left.
If the hook passes by the needle AFTER the eye of the needle is above it, you timing has slipped and the machine must be taken in for repair.
If the hook catches the thread from the needle, put everything back together and try threading again.

Nov 12, 2007 | Kenmore 12102

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