Question about Sewing Machines
We put a new needle in correctly, and the machine will not stitch on top, looks like it's not catching the boben thread correctly. One response said retiming would be necessary, how is this done?
SOURCE: skipping stitches or won't sew
Re-timing is a possible solution but there is a couple of other possible causes. Bent needles are the first thing to check (but you said you changed needles). Another cause in this machine is wear. This machine has been around long enough for the guides for the needle shaft to have worn. You can check this by grasping the needle clamp screw and pushing it front to back. If there is more play than about half the thickness of you thread you're probably going to drop stitches. To verify this is the problem take a piece of string and loop it around the needle clamp screw and pull backwards on it while sewing. If your machine stops dropping stitches you've found your problem and need to take your machine for service.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Your timing has been messed up by breaking the needle. When the needle hit the bobbin race, it shoved the needle bar up and now the needle is not in the correct position to catch the bobbin thread when the race rotates. The needle has a little dip in the back, called the scarf. When you take the neddle plate off and watch it move, you should see the little hook pass through the scarf. That's how it makes the locking stitch and picks up the bobbin thread. Unfortunately, you will need to take this in to a dealer or service place to have them adjust the needle bar height. It's not a complicated task so see if they can check it while you wait. It may be more difficult to fix, like retiming the machine. But it doesn't sound like you've done any major damage to the mechanism.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
machine threads left to right and the hole is on the side. the long groove of the needle goes to the left.
needle must be 135x17
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Make sure you are threading the machine correctly and it has the proper tension. Also check the bobbin the thread has to go thru the little lash
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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