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The top thread gets caught in the shuttle hook and bobbin case and will not loop with bobbin thread. The top thread then gets caught up in fabric and makes a mess

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My needle thread wrap around shuttle hook how do I repair this? on my Brothers CS 8060


Barbara,
Upper thread looping around the shuttle is typically caused by improper threading through the upper tension disks and takeup lever. Check the instruction manual, carefully rethread the top of your machine and make sure the presser foot is in the down position. If the problem continues it may indicate an issue with tension disks. Remove the upper thread, fold a clean piece of fabric and with the presser foot raised to open the tension disks, place the fabric it in the thread path, through the upper tension disks. Lower the presser foot and draw the fabric back and forth to clean any build up of grime and wax from the disks. Lift the presser foot, remove the fabric, rethread and try again.

If the problem persists, you should not need any tools to remove the shuttle to inspect it - sometimes it is necessary to remove the needle plate to lift it out. Check the edges and underside of the plastic shuttle for marks caused by needle strikes - these can catch the thread causing the issue you describe. If there are marks, you may be able to polish them out with fine (600 grit or higher) wet and dry paper. I generally replace them. Also check the tip of the hook for marks - you can often feel these with your fingernail. If they are present, you may need to get a mechanic to polish them out.

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Upper thread get s caught under the needle plate when free motion quilting. Forms a loop and the fabric can't move.


change the needle
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I am sewing scout badges on a uniform and when I sew there is a bunch of needle thread bunched up on the bottom (the top looks fine). And the needle thread gets all caught up around the bobbin.


Clean out the bobbin area if there are any thread tangles there.

Refer to the maintenance section of the manual - see the configuration of the bobbin case and shuttle race? The bobbin case as an extending arm and the race a notch. When inserting the bobbin case into the shuttle, turn the handwheel so the needle is at it's highest position. Then lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case and insert the cast into the shuttle, arm pointing straight up toward the bed of the sewing machine.

Now thread the machine with the presser foot up - always - and see if the tangling stops.

When you forget to lift the presser foot before threading the machine, the tension control does not open to capture the thread. Then when you begin to sew, the top thread has no tension, and the bobbin thread, which does have tension, pulls the top thread to the bottom in messy loops.

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Why does the shuttle hook grab the spool thread instead of the bobbin thread? It wraps the thread around the bobbin and binds the machine up.


The shuttle hook is suppose to hook the needle (spool) thread and loops it around the bobbin case to form the lock stitch. Is it possible that something was adjusted without proper clearances as to allow the thread looping around the bobbin case to do so without catching up where it should pass through freely?
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my suggestion is to have it checked, sometimes sewing thick fabric on some machines can cause a problem.

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Thread caught in hook race


There should be a small screw on the side of your bobbin case adjust it little by little until you get the correct tension.

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I need an instruction manual for the Babylock Pro II Model B15


hi!there similar bobbins winder in any brand of sewing machine uses mostly in domestic particularly in industrial manufacturing in this fig.check it out if similar to your bobbins any how itmay be he86acf3a.jpglpfull onethe bobbins winder that was a thread and shoul be clockwise rotation when coming out to bobbins case,if you to wound the thread on your bobbins winder, pull threads on spool then wind this in several times 4 to 6 rotation clockwise loop thread on top machine there is bobbins winder disc for tension put winder bobbins on shaft winder near hand wheel push the latch against bobbins winder to fit thead run machine to wind the thread.After hread wound in bobbins winder cut thread and insert winder to bobbin case as shown.
insert bobbins to shuttle hook case under needle foot holder
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lift the cover plate you can see under this is the shuttle hooke415486.jpgafter set up was made on bobbins thread,set also the upper loop thead beginning at top of machine start on spool, pull thread and loop to upper disc tension then to the slot portion as in figure
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insert on lever dial goes to the needle adjust tension to #8 range to #12 for cotton fabrics two layer sewing.

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Need to thread machine-no manuel


most common machine have in threading process,I ve holding different brand sewing machine they only differ is in design but the process are commonly same,start bobbins winder to wind threads
  • pull thread from spool on top of machine insert bobbins winder disc then rotate on bobbins winder 4 to 6 times manualy put it on the shaft winder locate at top of machine near handwheel,push the latch against to bobbins winder to fit,then release clutch handwheel by pulling handwheel to disengage motio only winder will rotate when you press foot pedal and start winding thread on clockwise rotation.if this filled insert bobbins winder to bobbins case and pull the end of thread inserting to the slot of bobbins case observe should have tension on this.e5b8d97.jpgas shown and dirction of thread.inset this on the shuttle case.then start looping thread on top of machine as shown22d0eb9.jpgthen start adjusting tension on tension dial you can see in fig.Set dial at # 3 at start of set up ,Stich adjustment at #8 to 12 adjust gradually.
the hook up the lower thread bobbins from lower shuttle by threads on needle then insert cotton fabrics manualy rotate handwheel until needle the fabrics freely don't apply foot pedal let it shown if the neele sew freely w/o looping under bobbins let sew manualy until it appears stiches on fabrics,if ok continue now aply foot pedal
gradually until you familiarize again the sewing.

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hi! there wind thread on bobbins winder 4 times by your hand rotate clockwise,insert in shaft bobiins winder on top of your machine near hand wheel push latch to engage loop thread on disc winder tension start your machine on pedal foot automatically winder disengage if already filled up of thead pull this winder and insert to bobbins casing insert thread to slot and pull out winder 6411c87.jpgshould rotate clockwise as shown.insert on shuttle hook casing and close cover needle plate.next thread your upper

97b52e8.jpgthreading tension as shown on red threading from spool pull threading and loop to dial tension threading and insert thread to lever needle and to needle hole tip. pull tread under the needle foot and feeder tooth.rotate hand wheel counter clockwise to hook up thread bobbibs and appear at top of needle plate,teo thread shoul appear,set dial tension to # 3 and stich to # 8 range to # 12 depend on fabric and layer of fabrics and set on straight stich sewing,let needle on upper position insert fabric for trial sewiing.put down foot needle lever. manually by hand rotate for assurance needle is free to sew if obtruction on loop bobbins thread occurs adjust all tension gradually then try again until free from sewing w/o problem star sewing.

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Thread is clogging up under fabric and is not catching bobin thread


I have the same problem, I fix it by removing both Shuttle hook and Bobbin Case and tested it to see if the shuttle hook rotated freely within bobbin case. I noticed the screw for the tension spring was too high and was rubbing agaist bobbin case. Just tighten screw on spring and and recheck for rubbing.

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