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My bobbin broke, and I can't get it out of the machine. Any advice?

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Hello, I recently purchased a brother lx3817 sewing machine and it works but doesn’t stitch, what could be the problem


hi Desiree.
this is all i could find out.
There could be several things that could cause the machine not to pick up the bobbin thread.

  • 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.
One Point Advice Place a spool of thread on a spool pin.
One Point Advice 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.
One Point Advice Installing a bobbin into a bobbin case
  • You could be holding the needle thread 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.
    Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.
or this link might help you out some more.
Why won the machine pick up the bobbin thread Brother
or this one.
brother lx3817 sewing machine doesnt stitch Google Search

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My bobbin will not load after my needle broke.


More than likely, when the needle broke, it knocked your machine out of time, ie the needle arrives at the bobbin at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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The needle broke whilst sewing using my Brother machine and now the machine will not work it appears to have jammed ?


check to make sure that all the broke needle has been removed
make sure there is no part of the broken needle in the bobbin area
try putting in a new needle & see if the machine will sew
make sure the bobbin is not damaged
it's very possible since the needle broke the machine could have
jumped time
I suggest to have the machine checked to see if the broken needle
caused any damage to the machine

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it's very possible that when you broke the needle it caused the machine to go out of time & would have to be retimed at a sewing machine repair shop

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Needle won't pick up bobbin thread


check to make sure that the needle was put into the needle holder correctly
all the way up into the needle holder--flat side of the needle to the back side of the machine
if the machine still doesn't up the bobbin thread then
it's possible that when the needle broke that it caused the machine to go out of time which means it has to be retime at a sewing machine shop

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Needle broke and i changed with the same number now it is not picking up the thread and does not stitch


you said the needle broke, did you check in the needle plate where the feed dogs are if there was any needle fragments
also check in the bobbin area for needle fragments, take the bobbin case & bobbin out & clean the area

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