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Why isn't the light on while i try to thread it comes on for sewing

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Check that you have a good needle in first, failing that you need to have the machine retimed

Posted on Aug 14, 2011

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SOURCE: I have an Elna Lotus sewing machine. The needle

Most frequently the needle is just in backwards or threaded from wrong side, or using the wrong needle- check it over.... The presser foot must be released to press on fabric else the tension adjuster will be set to zero tension and could cause issue. Expect simple stuff else timing was knocked out of adjustment (from striking something, etc)
Take two adjustments and call me in the morning... for real, get back to me if it isnt anything basic I will try to describe timing procedure

Posted on Oct 21, 2011

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Upper tension when sewing fleece


This seems silly to ask but are you remembering to put down the foot? Try re-threading the upper thread with the foot raised... then try again. Make sure that your thread spool isn't catching the thread in that little thread keeper slot. Also make sure it isn't spooling in such a way that it wraps extra lines of thread around the spool pin. Also make sure you are using a Needle designed for sewing fleece.

Jul 16, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Did you know sewing machine needles can be machined wrong? If your machine isn't picking up the thread, try replacing the needle. If the scarf isn't in the correct place, the hook can't pick up the thread.

on Mar 05, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Bobbin thread isn't catching correctly?


have you tried changing the needle?
try adjusting the top tension

Mar 16, 2012 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

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Brother xl-2600 As I am sewing ( not thick material) the thread keeps breaking, also over seams it is not sewing through. Then, when my bobbin ran out, went to change it and when pulling the needle down...


try changing the top thread tension to 3 or 4

also rethread the machine just in case the thread is hung up somewhere

take the bobbin out & put the bobbin in reverse of what you did before

you said you changed the needle, check to make sure it in correctly,, the flat side goes to the back of the machine, push it all the way up before tightening the screw

Aug 06, 2011 | Brother XL-5340 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have threaded up my machine and have started to sew. The thread on the back of the fabric keeps catching and bunches up. What's going wrong?


try a new needle

keep a check on the thread take up lever that the thread doesn't come off of it

rethread the machine to make sure that the thread isn't catching on anything

clean under the needle plate for loose thread or lint & in the bobbin area also

make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly

Aug 04, 2011 | Bernina 1008

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After starting to sew the sewing machine stop. It seems to ne getting tight up at the top of the machine. It is threaded correctly. Do you have any suggestions?


This is not what you want to hear but... recheck the threading yet again. This time totally unthread it and start again. Look at the spool that holds the thread and where the thread is coming off of the spool itself. Look to see if the little notch you take the thread out of when you first open a new spool is catching the thread as it turns on the spool. If there's a possibility that is happening make sure that end of the spool is at the top. Sometimes the thread will get catch and therefore refuse to move when it is on the bottom side of the spool.

Also check to make sure the thread isn't wrapped around any of the guides and once again check to see that it is threaded correctly.

If it isn't just the thread breaking but the machine itself seeming to lock up and not move then you need to take it in for servicing.

May 27, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Hi iam not sure how explain my problem with my sewing machine.when i try to sew the strings does not comes stright. it gets messed up the top comes ok but the bottom of the layer comes out all strings...


If I'm understanding the problem right it sounds like you have no tension on the bobbin. Take it out and see if the thread has any resistance when you pull it out. If you hold it up by thel thread and let it dangle and it just drops to the floor the tension isn't right. Check and make sure it is threaded correctly and tighten the tension. Test it again and when you dangle it, it should drop a bit with resistance when you hold it by the thread.

Also check that the top tension isn't too tight, but in this case it is more likely that the bobbin is too loose. And check to see if the dogfeed (the teeth that comes through the plate opening under the needle) is up and moving the material through the presser foot. If the material isn't moving at all it will sort of stitch "in one place" which will give you a bunch of threads all knotted up underneath. If those underneath threads are loopy that is a sign the bobbin thread is too loose (tension too loose)

Apr 21, 2011 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My bobbin thread keeps coming to the top of my fabric during embroidering on my Singer Futura CE350, I've tried bobbin embroidery thread, regular embroidery thread and clear nylon thread, I've tried...


With the embroidering, some of the bobbin thread is SUPPOSED to show on the top of your embroidery-the machine isn't doing anything incorrectly. You'll need to thread your bobbin with the same thread as you are using with the top. I had the same "problem" when I first got the machine and took it to a wonderful local technician whose helped me with a lot of things who informed me that this is perfectly normal on embroidery machines.

Oct 23, 2010 | Singer CE350

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