Question about Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have a huskylock910. I get a knocking sound as I'm serving and the the right sewing thread breaks. Help please

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sewing Machines Master
  • 1,134 Answers

Sounds like a looper is out of time and touching the other looper or needle. Change needle/s and make sure they are installed right way, flat shank to back and pushed up fully into housing. Needles sit at different heights too. Rethread and try to hand turn through stitch formation. If still noisy then I'd take to a technician for service

Posted on Jan 07, 2018

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
bargainbox
  • 1388 Answers

SOURCE: Thread bunches on bottom of fabric

Ensure that all is clean and free of lint and jams, this is the most likely cause....now for tension troubleshooting .......

This solution is for tension problems...if you cannot form any sort of stitch, the issue is quite different, so please let me know if you need a different problem solved.....

It is quite long, but just work through each section in order.
The "knotting up" can reveal a lot. If you have loose threads on one side or the other, the tension on the opposite side will be the culprit.

QUICK SUMMARY FIRST:
Ensure sharp new needle,
Thread guides and Bobbin are Clean & Clear of lint
Set Top Tesion to 4 ....then....
Balance Bobbin to suit.

TOP THREAD TENSION:
If the looping threads are on the underside as you sew, it is the top tension. Top tension ought to be between 4 & 6 (this variation to allow for the different weights of fabric in your
projects).

IS YOUR NEEDLE SHARP ?
If you are using a needle that has seen quite a deal of work, or you suspect it may be blunt, change it for a new one !

TOP TENSION & GUIDES:
Make sure that when you thread the machine the presser foot is up so the thread goes between the discs and not to one side, top tension between 4 and 6, and that you have threaded through all the guides, including the last one, usually on the needle arm, just above the needle clamp.

It may be there is lint trapped between the discs, this will keep them slightly apart and reduce the actual tension, sometimes dramatically.

If tensions appear correct, and the thread is definitely in the channel between the discs, but still too loose and looping, try raising presser foot and remove your thread.

Now, with a 2" (50mm) wide strip piece of fabric 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm) moistened with methylated or denatured spirit, gently insert the fabric strip and clean between the discs with
a see saw / to and fro action.

In the worst cases, gentle use of a needle to pick & remove the jam may be necessary, but be very gentle and make sure the tension is set at Zero and the presser foot is raised, (to
disengage tension plates).... do not gouge or score the plates, they need a polished surface to work correctly.

BOBBIN TENSION:
Far less common, but if the loose threads are on the top, it is bobbin tension that is loose, it too may have lint in the spring and be giving a "false" tension.

I would not recommend fiddling with bobbin tension without good reason, it may end up with missing small screws and spring pieces, however, you can take the needle plate off to clean
the hook race area (where bobbin case sits)

...this is just good housekeeping, my wife does this every time she replaces the bobbin....

just take it out and clean the bobbin case and the fixed metal hook race with a small brush to remove lint. If there is a significant amount of lint, use a vacuum and small brush to get the worst.

Then wipe all this area with a cloth or cotton bud (Q tip) moistened (not soaked) with methylated spirit, especially if there appears to be fine dirty deposits....oil and lint combine to conspire against you.

If it seems likely that you ......really ....do .....actually .....need .....to adjust the bobbin case, first check there is no lint trapped in the metal spring where the thread is tensioned.

TOP LOADER:
Drop-in Bobbin case will look similar to this image with the tension screw in the middle of the metalwork....

4c76dc1.jpg ...the other screw at one end is holding it all together, so beware....it is not a tragedy to undo the whole lot and clean it, but very gingerly and lay the bits out in sequence and orientation, or you risk tearing your hair out !

FINISHING UP
GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT:
When you are certain there's no trapped lint in top tension or bobbin, set the top tension to 4 and the bobbin tension to a point where you just begin to feel resistance.

Try using good quality thread of contrasting colours so you can more easily spot the changes.

Set your zigzag to one width less than maximum (eg. 5 of 6 ...or... 4 of 5 etc) and sew a sample for a few inches and check the result.... adjust the bobbin tension screw very little at
a time, perhaps 1/16 of a turn.

You may find you are playing with this balance for some little while and if you are putting the needleplate on and off each time begin to think it cannot be correct to do this.....BUT....it is,
and eventually, you do get a "feel" for the correct tension and then it happens quite quickly.....as a user you won't be doing it very often unless there is lint built up (or are there small hands at work around the house !?!?!)

OTHER ISSUES:
If you live near the ocean as we do, salt air can play havoc with metalwork inside and out, so to help minimise this, keep a few small packets of dessicant (silica gel) in your machine
case....no case ? then make some sort of cover !

Same applies in any damp or humid environment, keep your machine dry and dust free.

Budget for a proper full service every couple of years (more often if heavily used) and if you don't use your machine for a few years, be aware that old oil will dry out and combining with
dust and form a "clag" like glue (another reason for some sort of cover, even a teatowel !)

FINALLY, A WORD ON THREAD:
If it is worth spending the time, energy and money on making something that you would like to give lasting enjoyment......use quality thread, .......it may seem to cost a little more at the
time, but the results, ease of use and added longevity will be worth the extra, and as a bonus, your tension troubles may be fewer and further between, because there is a more consistant diameter with good thread, and less compensating to be done by your tension plates and less thread breaks !

If you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

www.bargainbox.com.au

Posted on May 10, 2008

mohammed387
  • 1952 Answers

SOURCE: bobbin thread keeps breaking and bunching up

check ur bobbin holder

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

louislevel_2
  • 374 Answers

SOURCE: bobbin thread breaks. sounds like clicking while sewing

hi there,
pls, the see the figure how bobbibs thread directionc21dcd7.jpghave you seen theres a screw on latch body case of bobins,you can adjust this but mostly this is factory
adjusted,bobbin tension can adjust here.but try to follow the thread direction.set up again the dial setup tension to #3 and stitch to #8 to #12.bobbins slip due to accumulation of thread under
bobbins.hopefully this may help you to continue sewing.
have a nice day,

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

  • 55 Answers

SOURCE: Thread Breaking On Brother Sewing Machine

if thread is good quality you may have a sharp groove in your needle plate hole from needle breakage. if so, polish with emery tape.

scott

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

chrismyers67
  • 53 Answers

SOURCE: top thread keeps breaking

This sounds like a backwards needle. Take out the needle and when you re-insert it back in, make sure that put the flat side to the back.

c384264.jpg

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an elna 3210 3230. Thread keeps breaking, stitch does not interlock. Help. Mary Poretta


Sounds like possibly more than one problem.
Why is my thread breaking

https://www.sewhere.com/why-is-my-thread-breaking-how-to-avoid-thread-breakage-at-your-sewing-machine

Sewing Machine Problem 1 Thread Breakage

If the top thread is not picking up the bobbin thread, it's possible the machine has been knocked out of time. Did the needle hit something or break recently? You can search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

Dec 31, 2017 | Elna Sewing Machines

2 Answers

My singer heavy duty 5532 makes a knocking noise when I use the decorative stitches


check thread and make sure thread has been in its threading slot in your bobbin case

Mar 23, 2016 | Singer 5532 32-Stitch Heavy Duty Sewing...

1 Answer

My Bernina makes noises when sewing, sounds like she's exhausted,like it's a struggle to sew. It's kind of a knocking noise. Also I don't seem to get right the upper...


If you bet a humming noise the motor might need servicing. Inside motors are a pain... take it in for "clean, adjust and repair"

Oct 04, 2012 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Thread keeps breaking and underneath not sewing right


There may be a broken thread in the bobbin case effecting the lower thread tension. clean all parts and determine if the upper thread or lower thread is breaking if cleaning does not help. double check your machine threading and bobbin installation direction.
http://www.mastersewusa.com : this site has many operator manuals if the above suggestion does not help.

Aug 21, 2011 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Thread keeps breaking, sounds like something keeps catching in the bobin area that causes the thread to break on top, skipping stiches also


You could possibly have some burs on the bobbin casing. This will cause threads to break. This is a repair that will have to be done by a professional. OR you could have place the bobbin in backwards. If the bobbin is not in correctly it will not have the right tension and the thread will break. And finally, make sure the upper threading is correct. The thread needs to go through all thread guides and the needle needs to be place in the machine with the grooved side facing you.
I hope this helps. If it does, please rate my suggestion!

Jun 01, 2011 | Kenmore 19606 Computerized Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Seems to be out of sync. makes a knocking sound, not catching bobbin thread.


Is the needle in facing the right way? Flat shank to the back.

The knocking sound could be your needle is bent too, have you just had a threading jam up?

I'd remove the needle plate and bobbin and threads, clean everything and oil, put in a new needle, then slowly move the flywheel manually and watch the needle action to see if you can identify where the knocking noise is coming from.

Failing that, I'd say the timing is out, take it to a serviceman. The thread's not locking is usually a good indication of this fault.

Feb 26, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

My thread keeps breaking, I have changed thread type but it still keeps happening, as I cannot find my manual could you please help? thanks


I suggest you change your needle and make sure you're using the right needle and thread combination for the fabric you're trying to sew. Also, don't use old thread. Exposure to sunlight and age weakens thread. If the tension on the top thread is way too tight that could make the thread break also.

Good luck and let me know if these suggestions help.

Jan 11, 2010 | Elna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My lowerlooper thread keeps breaking. I can only


The lowerloop thread kept getting cut by the upperlooper.....I rethreaded the machine in order and then made sure that the lowerlooper thread was UNDER the part of the machine that makes the looks the loopings (silver part that comes to a point on the right side of the needles...sorry I don't know what to call it) and the upperloop was ON TOP of the same part.....it started working great. I actually have very nice tight stitches now.

Jun 19, 2009 | Brother 929D Mechanical Sewing Machine

2 Answers

Machine is not sewing properly


use larger needle, check bobin thread, bobin should go one way, if it bunches up switch dirrection the bobin turns

May 23, 2009 | Bernina Virtuosa 160

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1134 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

187 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85020 Answers

Are you a Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...