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Needle was not in tight and machine recognized that. It stopped and was tightened. But was in middle of apply a name and now can't get it to finish the name.

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Unfortunately, you will have to unpick name and start again.

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SOURCE: I can't get my neetle tensions tight enough on my brother overlock machine

First thing is to make sure there is no lint etc caught in the tension unit, even a small amount can reduce tension considerably.

If that doesn't solve the problem, we need you to give more detail of the machine, as there are a couple of different tension units which require different methods, 'over the top' or 'around a knob' ........which of these two is most like your machine ?

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SOURCE: Breaking Thread

Use a bigger spool stopper to keep the thread from catching in the **** on the thread spool.
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I have juki 1541industrial machine . It started sewing upside down . Instead of nice stiching on top show side it on bottom. Any ideas


This is caused by the tension between the bobbin and needle threads being out of balance. If the knots between the stitches are on the bottom side, then you need to tighten your needle thread tension a little at a time until the knot is in middle of fabric. The reverse of this is if the knots are on the top, then either your bobbin tension is too loose or your needle thread tension is too tight. If this occurs, then loosen your needle thread a little at a time to see if knot goes down in middle of fabric. If it does not, then you need to increase the tension on your bobbin thread. This done by taking bobbin case out and tighten the small screw located in the middle of the spring on the side of the case. You only need a slight, steady pull on the bobbin thread - the more you put on the bobbin, the more you are going to have to put on the needle thread.

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How can I fix the needle assembly on my Bernina 930 Record...it all of the sudden doesn't move up and down?


There is a screw-in "hub", a round thingie, to tighten on the end of the machine, in the middle of the big spinning wheel. Hold the wheel and turn the hub clock-wise to tighten it ("Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosy).

It may be a bit tight to start with, they can "jam" open. Just turn it firmly as needed.

The reason the hub tightens and loosens is so you can run the machine quite fast when filling a bobbin up with thread without having all the gears and werkin's clatter as you do so.

Here is a VIDEO (better than just a photo, yes?) on how to operate your very model sewing machine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drLD66Wa7U0

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Fixing a new needle on a sewing machine


Turn the hand-wheel counterclockwise until the needle is at the highest point. Lower the guide or presser foot. This will give the maximum room possible for working with the needle.
Turn the needle clamp screw counterclockwise until the needle comes loose. This screw is located on the side of the small
box, known as the needle clamp, that holds the needle in place.
Remove the old needle by pulling it straight down and then angling it outward. Place a new needle into the holding slot or needle clamp.
Tighten the new needle into place by turning the clamp screw clockwise until tight. Do not over-tighten the needle.


Here's a tip
Use a needle that is appropriate for the type of fabric you are sewing. Using the wrong needle may result in breakage and increase the number of needles to be changed
Over-tightening a needle can cause it to be crooked and break. Turn the clamp screw only until the needle feels stiff in place.

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I am trying to make a rag blanket and the tension on my machine loops on the underside. I am about ready to throw it in the ditch. How do you fix the tension on a 9410 singer machine?


How to fix the tension on 'any' sewing machine. I may know how (family in the sewing business for 50 years-all now retired).

To begin with:
1) Put in a new needle;
2) Re-thread the top thread;
3) Lower the foot;
4) If the needle threads from front to back (or r. side to l. side); begin pulling the thread through the needle in the direction it threads, while slightly tightening the top tension knob, wheel, or other tightener. The tension on the top thread should bend the needle quite a bit, without breaking it (for cotton material sewing). If you're sewing a lighter fabric, the top tension should be slightly looser;
5) Once you have the top tension adjusted, re-thread the bobbin case, with the thread coming to you, out of the bobbin, having the thread escapement on the 'top,' while the bobbin case is in your right hand, and the bobbin is visible on the left side. Your instruction book may say the opposite way, but this is really the correct way to do it, as the new threads have many knots in them, and the bobbin case will stay correctly threaded doing it this way; next,
6) loosen the little screw on the flat spring, that presses against the thread on the thread escapement of the bobbin (if it is currently tight);
7) If the thread is easily pulled through the thread escapement, slightly tighten the tread, so a firm pull is needed to bring the thread out of the bobbin case. Not to tight though (or you will get loops on the bottom of your seam. You may have to tighten a little, or loosen a little. The 'knot' of each stitch should be in the middle of the cloth. If the bottom tension is too tight, the knot will be on the bottom; if it's too loose, it will be on the top. When it's just right, it will be in the middle;
8) When you change weights and types of fabrics, you may have to re-adjust your tensions; but, the process is the same.

Just remember: Always begin with a new needle, and always 're-thread' your machine.

I hope this helps.

P.S. My father set up many of the Viking dealers on the East side of the Mississippi. I worked in the business all the time I was going to school, and a couple of years after the service (early 60's). I used to 'dream' about sewing machines, and finally got out of the business, but I still fix machines for my family.

Good Sewing, and
God's Blessings,

J. W. Stevens

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I have an Elnita 250 there is a problem with the wheel, when turning it it does not operate the needle up and down?


Make sure the stop motion wheel is tight, if it will not tighten you will need to undo the stop motion wheel, undo the screw that is in the stop motion wheel, unscrew the stop motion wheel all the way off and you will see a three pronged washer, take the washer off and put it in a different position, put the stop motion wheel back on and tighten to finger tight, screw the screw back up in the stop motion wheel, a final turn one the the stop motion wheel to tighten then test, if it does not work put the three pronged washer in a different position even upside dowm.

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Thread jammimg on the underside when sewing


This is usually caused by the machine being out of sync. The first thing I would try is a brand new needle. Even a slightly bent needle can cause this problem. Make sure the needle is in correctly and tight. Next make sure you treaded the machine correctly, making sure that thread goes into the top tension properly. The top tension should be calibrated to be in the middle. I would slowly turn the handle making sure the stitch looks proper. From there try tightening or loosening the tension until the loops on the underside start to get smaller until they look tight but not too tight or you'll start breaking the top thread.
I would use a standard 14 needle with some standard medium weight cotton to calibrate the unit.
Hope this helps. Let me know your results

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Use a bigger spool stopper to keep the thread from catching in the **** on the thread spool.
sewman7

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I had that same problem and it was due to the thread being too tight. Put the thread net on your thread and it should be ok.

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