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Machine will not pick up bobbin thread. The bobbin wheel does not move, and when the top thread sweeps down it gets tangled in the hook and stuck. My machine is not very old and was working fine until this started in the middle of a project. The needle is new and I've tried four different spools of thread to see if it was just cheap thread. Nothing works.

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There are a few things to try first. First check to see if your tension on the top part of the machine hasn't been accidently moved. Check your manual for the correct tension #. If you don't have that, try putting it on a middle number. (i.e. 1-6....set at 3). Change the needle in case it's dull, or nicked. Rethread the bobbin to make sure that's positioned properly. Make sure the bobbin itself isn't "cracked", if it's plastic, or bent, if it's metal. One other thing to check is the bobbin holder itself. Make sure it's in correctly. If it's not placed in it's correct position, it will catch the thread and tangle it up. Again, I would refer to your owners manual to check how it pops out and in. Every type of machine is different, but not that difficult. Hope this helps.

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Sounds like timing of hook/needle. The needle should go down, a mechanism in the bobbin area moves to sweep the top thread around to pick up the bottom thread. Suggest taking it to a service technician, preferrably one authorized to repair your brand of machine. Check website for your brand and it might list authorized dealers close to you. Good luck.

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Y does my top thread pick up on hook and when it catches bobbin thread it gets tangled up on top of bobbin


Basic Tips for All
  1. Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center.
  2. Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam.
  3. Change needles regularly (after 16 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric. Only use SINGER needles on your SINGER sewing machine.
  4. Always be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Class 66, Class 15 and Class 15J bobbins look very similar. However, using the incorrect bobbin class in your machine can cause damage.
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Steps to adjust timing on


1. Lower the pressure foot and hold the top thread while you rotate the handwheel.
2.If that didn't work then turn the hand wheel and monitor the bobbin to see if the top thread was picked up by the sharp thing "hook". It should pull the thread across the top of the bobbin area.
3. Did the thread stick somewhere while the thread was moving across the bobbin. If it did stick then that spot needs to be adjusted a little. This can usually be done by moving the holders away from the bobbin holder just a very, very little.
4. If this didn't work you will need to check the hook for smoothness and a sharp tip.
5 If none of this works you will need to have a repairman time your machine or you can learn how on youtube.

Nov 30, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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The bobbin case on my singer feaherweight is stuck


Sounds like thread or lint has got on the centre spindle of the hook. and jammed bobbin inside case. unclip race and remove hook and bobbin assembly. remove feed dogs and all tangled thread. machine should then be freed up

Feb 05, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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The needle is stuck in the Shark 612C model sewing machine, any solutions?


Try http://www.fixsewingmachine. com I also suggest that you clean bobbin case. Now, when needle is "stuck", this requires patience and care in "jiggling" the hand wheel to and fro until needle point begins to clear the jammed area. Carefully snip one thread that moves up under needle and jiggle hand wheel by carefully turning hand wheel toward you to see if you can move the take-up lever all the way up to the UP position. Look at bobbin case area and remove bobbin. Cut bobbin thread and remove bobbin case. Sweep gently with brush underneath case and carefully, gently sweep over the feed dogs, poking very ends of brush bristles into "teeth" area to remove lint, fuzz ball/s, and any loose thread/s. Raise presser foot, remove (possibly bent) needle. Insert new needle of appropriate size for fabric weight. Make sure needle pushed all the way up into needle bar groove, at side to back. Keep presser foot RAISED while rethreading. This allows thread to locate tension discs, and HOLD THREAD TAUT. Replace bobbin, making sure thread is EVENLY distributed on it. Imablanced bobbins cause jams, and bobbins with burrs and scratches can real havoc as well as the hook part of the shuttle where the bobbin fits. Smooth such areas with emery cloth carefully, ever so gently. Hope my suggestions are a solution for you. Jimmy

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The bobbin thread will not pick up. The machine had jammed and I forced the wheel and can't get bobbin thread to pick up. When I thread manually, I only get holes, no stitches. Is it a timing belt?


check your needle to see if it's bent---roll on flat surface to see if it roll correctly
on some sewing machines when the thread comes off the thread take up lever it can cause the machine to jam
also if the bobbin thread becomes tangled it can jam
check the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
try having a top thread tail & bobbin thread tail of 3-4 inches
try holding the top thread tail & turn the handwheel on the right side on the machine manually & put the needle down into the bobbin area & see if the bobbin thread will pick up that way

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The hand wheel won't move. i tried to see if the feed dog was at fault and moved the lever back and forth and now the feed dog is stuck in the down position - and the hand wheel won't move


Open the throat plate and bobbin area to see if thread has tangled there. Snip and remove thread with tweezers - do not yank or **** and tangles out of the machine.

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Mar 27, 2009 | Brother LS-1520 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread breaks


Hi!

Check to see if the lower thread be tangled. Also, the bobbin could be threaded improperly in the shuttle hook. Rethread the bobbin in the shuttle hook.
How to detangle a thread---

  • When a machine stops operation due to tangled thread, do not turn the pulley by force.
    If the pulley is turned by force then, lower thread might not be picked up correctly and stitches might not be formed correctly.

  • If threads get tangled, remove a needle plate and cut the tangled threads by scissors or cutter.
  • Do rate the solution if you find it helpful & useful.

    Thanks
    Rylee

    Jan 30, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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    Sears Kenmore 1168280 (Old machine not used much)


    Untangle any mess under and around the needleplate very gingerly trimming threads as you go if necessary....remove and clear.

    Undo the needle clamp and remove the remains of the needle.

    Open the door for the bobbin and bobbin case and undo the clips holding the hook in place......don't force anything, just ease any tangle loose slowly.

    You may want to take a photo of how it goes back together if unfamiliar, or lay the bits out sensibly, so you can replace easily later.

    Inside the bobbin/hook area is the most likely region for thread jamming the motion of everything, so make sure all is clear and clean, then.......

    Without replacing the bobbin or hook, test the handwheel after cleaning before re-assembly.

    You may also want to check the take-up crank for thread jams........the small arm in the top cover that moves up/down to "take-up" the top thread has a cam attached to the top shaft and often tangles thread around the shaft, open the L side cover to access.......remove thread by unwinding handwheel manually ....again be patient and careful not to break threads.

    Best Wishes

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