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Why is my machine cut the cotton every time i it the way i tread ,

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It is probably not threaded correctly. If you have a book for your machine, look up the threading sequence.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: no zig and cotton keeps breaking

Make sure you have a new sharp needle installed for both problems and sometimes you need a particular kind of needle for the fabric. Also some machines don't deal well with 100% cotton thread. For some reason it gets caught up in the machine somewhere and breaks. Gutterman and Metrosene make excellent although slightly more expensive threads. Coats and Clark thread is good too. They make an all cotton thread but it doesn't come in as many colors. If you have the old spools of cotton thread from Walmart, just use them for topstitching if you need the color. Other wise, use them for hand stitching or throw them away. One more thing that I can think of off hand, one of my machines does not like lining fabric. For some reason the thread breaks if I stitch really fast. If you have to use that thread, you may try sewing slowly. One more thing, when was the last time your machine was serviced? This can make a huge difference if it's been awhile and you use the machine a lot. Good luck. Hope any of this helps.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Husqvarna Viking quilt 870 sewing

The overload message is usuall due to a bind in the mechanical function of the machine. When the motor has an extra "load" caused by something like a tight belt or dry bearing, it "overloads" the motor and the error message is displayed. It is doubtful your problem is computer related. Either way a trip to your service tech is required. If you continue to sew with it, you do run the risk of possible damage to some other parts of your machine. The computer portion of your Husqvarna is guaranteed for 5 years and the mechanical parts carry a 20 or 25 year guarantee depending on when you purchased your machine. A copy of your bill of sale from a Husqvarna Viking dealer or a stamped warranty card is the proof of purchase needed to obtain warranty replacement of parts. Labor is only guaranteed for 1 year.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Treading sewing machine

these are the best setting i have found for sewing through thick materials, specifically leather and vinyl:
top tension- between 8 and 9 bottom tension- between 4 and 5 stitch length between 3 and 4 stitch type: 2
that is just what works best for me, i have a brother xl-2600i

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine tension?

Hi! This might be a tension issue, but it also could be caused by the needle. For stretchy fabric you need to use a stretch needle or at the least, a ballpoint needle. (see my tip about which needle to use).

Let me know if this solves the problem, ok?

Happy Sewing!


Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: my sewing machine is not sewing, the needle is not

May need retiming, enail me and I can attach timing instructions

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Top tension is breaking the tread,how can I fix this

Be sure to install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the upper tension to the midway point (this may need to be tweaked for your particular machine).

If the top thread is still breaking, you may need to clean the tension disk. Remove the top thread. RAISE the presser foot, set the top tension to as loose as possible, dip a length of perl cotton in rubbinb alcohol (squeeze out the excess), then gently pull the perl cotton DOWN through the tension disks a couple of times.

The follow the instructions at the beginning to rethread your machine.

If still having problems, you may need to take it for service.

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I think that you have to go to and download the manual for free. Then you can enlarge the diagrams and learn to thread your machine because it sounds like you are not familiar at all with the threading of it. Try finding someone who sews in your area to teach you some machine basics because you will be able to understand it easier. If, that fails go on you tube and see some demos on sewing machine threading annd sewing for free.

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Bobbin tread is loose when sewing on cotton material Have adjusted tension, it is on 9. It is fine when I sew denim, which I sew a lot but I am trying to sew cotton now. I have cleanned machine, changed...

Have you checked not only the top tension but also the bottom (bobbin) tension? Top tension is usually a lever wheel etc on the machine (depending on model). To tighten the bobbin tension you need to tighten the small screw on your bobbin casing.

I don't suppose it could be as simple as this?

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