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The machine keeps locking up. i have cleaned the bobbin and hook area. there was not much lint

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If your machine has a front loading bobbin case, remove it and then remove the shuttle which the bobbin case fits into. most often there is thread or lint caught in the shuttle race preventing the shuttle from turning (it only needs a tiny piece of thread).

if you have done this check any gear meshing to ensure no lint or thread has been caught in the teeth of the gears.

if the machine sews ok and locks up after a few stitches then it sounds like needle threading or tension causing the problem. re-thread the machine and ensure there is sufficient needle thread tension to bend the needle a little when presser foot is down and thread is pulled through needle.

goodluck,

scott.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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My machine will not sew. New not used but a few years old. once thread goes down to bobbin it locks and you can hear the clutch disengage. without thread you can run the needle at full speed then it


There may be a small bit of thread or lint caught somewhere in the bobbin case or bobbin holder. Brush lint away from the feed dog area, being careful not to brush lint into the workings of your machine. If you have the manual, look up how to clean lint from the bobbin. If you don't have the manual, try just taking the hook out, if possible. Run a clean toothpick around the housing and then use a clean small brush to brush out any lint or thread pieces. Put one drop of sewing machine oil on the hook of the bobbin housing. Then use a thread to "floss" your bobbin case. Run a thread through the slot and wiggle back and forth to loosen any caught thread bits. Good luck. ps If this doesn't work, repeat. Sometimes after you turn the hand wheel a bit, another piece of thread or lint will work loose and can be cleaned.

Dec 06, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Cleaned out lint from bobbin area and bobbin thread is still bunching


Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
& make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
8. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

Jan 29, 2014 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Clicking noise in bobbin area


it's possible that there is something wrong with the bobbin itself
try changing the bobbin to a different one.
try changing the needle
try cleaning under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint.
or the bobbin isn't setting in the bobbin case correctly- reinsert a
another bobbin into the bobbin case & see if that helps
or it could be something is wrong with the hook & hook race-
if the machine keep making the noise I suggest having the machine
checked at a repair shop

Sep 05, 2012 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Where to oil my singer 2263 ?


The 2263 only needs oil on the hook race (below the bobbin case). The complete cleaning procedure for this area is, with the needle fully up, remove the bobbin case and rotate the arms that hold the hook outwards. Remove the hook cover and the hook. Wipe the area under the hook cover and hook with a soft cloth. Put 1-2 drops of sewing machine oil just to the right of the center of this area. Rotate the hand wheel until the hook race is on the left side of the bobbin area. Then replace the hook and hook cover. Snap the arms back towards the center and insert the bobbin in the bobbin case.

With the bobbin out and the needle up, you should also unscrew the faceplate and wipe the feed dogs with your machine brush. (For best results, clean this before you oil. If you do not do this first, you may brush lint and bits of thread into the hook race and risk jamming this part.)

For pictures, see http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1213_oiling-2263.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dec 09, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Loose thread on bottom of fabric and locks up needle


Change needle
Clean under needle plate where feed dogs are for lint
Clean bobbin area for lint or loose threads
Rethread machine top thread make sure to get every thread guide
& bobbin
Check tension 3 or 4 is usually good

Nov 23, 2010 | Toyota STF17 Sewing Machine

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Elma Pro Quilting Queen, I keep getting loops on the bottom. I have rethreaded, reinserted the bobbin and it keeps doing it.


change the needle
clean under the needle plate where the feed dogs are for lint
also clean in bobbin area for lint & loose threads
rethread the machine make sure to get every thread guide
check the thread tension usually 3 or 4

Nov 22, 2010 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine

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Thread keeps breaking


change the needle
Clean under needle plate where feed dogs are for lint
Clean bobbin area for lint or loose threads
Rethread machine top thread make sure to get every thread guide
& bobbin
Check tension 3 or 4 is usually good

Nov 21, 2010 | Brother XL-2600

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Machine feels like it is bound up neddle will not move


Normally this will be caused by lint/thread caught in the bobbin/hook area.Remove the bobbin case, push the two fingers (about 4 and 8 oclock positions) that hold the race cover on, and then remove the hook. If it will turn now then your good. Clean the area out, put a couple drops of oil on the hook and reassemble it.

May 25, 2010 | Necchi 3102 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a Brother NX-200 that keeps locking up with an error code E6. I have cleaned all lint from the shuttle and needle area. It began sewing again and then locked up on me again


Power off.

Remove the bobbin and bobbin case. Recheck the area around the shuttle for thread snips.

Power on.

If the problem continues you will need a professional to check the machine - It may need a more thorough cleaning than what the mfg allows the user access to or a new sensor.

Feb 28, 2010 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Machine is very loud and jumpy


Hi,
Usually this problem occurs on machines with a front load bobbin case. If so, remove the bobbin case, the shuttle hook cover (two levers to the sides of the bobbin case area cover and shuttle hook (part the bobbin case goes on and it is ½ mooned shaped). Then clean and oil (with Q-tips and sewing machine oil NOT 3 n1 oil) the round outer area where the hook rides. No lint at all and squeaky clean. Then 3 drops of sewing machine oil in rounded groove where the shuttle hook rides. Then replace the pieces:
Replace hook:
Identify the the hook driver (still in machine), it is 1/2 moon shape. The hook is also 1/2 moon shape. If you lay the machine on its back,( it's easier). Set the hook 1/2 into the other 1/2 of the hook driver to make a circle. Then put the hook cover on (machine still on its back) with the tabs for the twist locks pointed to you. Needle gaurd on hook cover to the top of the machine. Snap the twist locks in place, replace the bobbin case and viola!

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