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I have a sailrite ultra feed Model # LS-1 I love it ! It will not stitch even though everything else works

Today I went to use it when the needle goes down it does not catch the bobbin thread and does not stitch ? Everything is working properly otherwise --what should I do ? thank-you Kathy

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Need help catching the bobbin...not able to stitch

go back and check to see if the needle is inserted properly. I have had this problem on other machines and have found that this is a cure for some. i just got in a hurry and put it in wrong(most times the flat side of the needle goes towards the back).

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: won't stitch properly

ever tried adjusting the thread tension control? clean if possible
tighen it more, loose tension adjustment causes loose stitch and tangling of the thread.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Stitch is uneven, not straight, and tension off on top and bottom

on my industrial machine this was caused by the wrong size needle. the length was off just a fraction. just an idea, in case you bought generic needles or something.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Sewing machine will not pick up bobbin thread.

needle's in backwards

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