Question about Sewing Machines
I have this fairly new Shark 32 ditch sewing machine and my needle suddenly started to not picking up the bottom thread while I was sewing. Then I found that the needle was bended. I opened up the shuttle race and cleaned all the parts and changed the needle. After assembled shuttle race and hood race, they stop move. I was trying to use hand wheel to make it turn but also failed. Could you please help me to solve this problem? Many thanks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Shuttle driver
I had this problem and I just fixed it, your machine is threaded wrong, or the tension is wrong. Mine turned out to be a little of both. I was threading the tension wrong. I was threading it (when facing the machine) going in left to right, so it kept falling out. YOU MUST THREAD GOING IN RIGHT TO LEFT, then finish the threading process until you end at threading the neadle. NOW IT WORKS. I HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU ALSO.
Posted on Aug 04, 2007
SOURCE: Bottom thread will not catch
Unplug the machine and remove the needle plate so that the bobbin case if fully exposed. Lift out the bobbin case and the cup that it sets in will be visible. Locate the "hook" on this cup. It is a finger with a sharp point at the upper edge of the cup. The hook is what grabs the thread from the needle while sewing.
If the hook catches the thread from the needle, put everything back together and try threading again.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
SOURCE: thread catches on hook race
Are you sure you are using the supplied bobbins and not just any old thing that came from another machine ??
Bobbins from different manufacturers (even models from one manufacturer) will vary in diameter and height and as they don't fit properly, will present this symptom.
If the bobbins are OK, then..........
With such a new machine my first port of call would be the retailer where you purchased......quick phone call and arrange for them to have a look at it.
If it was a cash & carry store with no service technician, ask for a replacement, and they will have to sort out their return and credit with manufacturer.
Take your samples with you to show them, this may reveal the troubles to a trained eye.
There are rare occasions where settings may not be correct when a product leaves the factory, unfortunate, but if caught early and it is a warantee issue it should be very easy to repair/exchange.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
I had the exact same problem. The timing is off. You can actually fix this yourself all you need is an allen wrench. If you look at the rod the needle is inserted into and follow it up to about 2 inches below the top of the machine there should be a clamp. use the allan wrench to loosen the clamp and adjust the needle height. I used this website as a guide to getting the timing correct. http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Repair_Pictures/timing1.gif
now if only I could figure out why my thread keeps getting jammed under the bobbin!
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Remove the needle plate and the bobbin case.
Ensure that the needle is inserted all the way up into the needle clamp.
Set the machine for straight stitch, center needle position.
Slowly turn the handwheel in the normal sewing direction and observe the following hook timing setting:
When the needle reaches it's lowest point and travels up 3.5mm, the point of the hook should be directly behind the needle, or at least within 1 or 2mm.
Another view is as the hook passes the needle, it should pass the needle slightly above the eye of the needle.
If the timing looks good, use some alcohol on a bit of cloth to clean the hook, careful around the tip of the hook as it is very sharp.
If the hook timing is off, you will need to take it to a knowledgeable service person as there are several possible solutions and several other related adjustments which will need to be made.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Why won the machine pick up the bobbin thread BrotherOne Point Advice Place a spool of thread on a spool pin.
One Point Advice Upper threading
- Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race.
Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.One Point Advice Installing a bobbin into a bobbin case
or this link might help you out some more.
- You could be holding the needle thread too tight.
Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
- The needle could be thread incorrectly.
Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
- The needle could be bent or improperly inserted.
Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.
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