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Loud noise while sewing

The machine makes a lot of noise while I'm sewing and when I check the bobbin it has little nicks all around the outside edge.

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  • tf65 Feb 02, 2008

    My machine is making very loud noise while sewing, I dissamble & cleaned it & put oil in it but the problem is not fixed. There's nothing wrong with the bobbin.

  • orrmarie Jun 15, 2008

    I am also hearing a loud knocking from my Singer 7436. It was purchased for me at Christmas and has been used only a few times but I heard the noise from the first time I used it. It gets much louder when I sew over thicker areas with more than two layers of material even if it is very thin material.



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Could you let us know which machine this is.....

In the meantime....the damaged bobbin is not good, replace it/them........if you have a top loading drop-in bobbin, check for needle damage on the plastic bobbin case (remove needleplate to access).

If there is evidence of needle strikes, if mild, you could try to use very fine wet & dry emery paper to smooth, if severe, buy a new bobbin case.

There may be a load of lint under and around the bobbin case too, remove and clean up this area. If very dirty, use methylated spitit on cloth or cottonbud (QTip) to remove grime (don't soak)


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Why does the needle thread keeps on breaking on my elna envision 9008

There could be several reasons for thread breaking.

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some thread might have caught in the metal case on which the bobbin rests. There is a tiny hook in the center that the thread travels around before being picked up by the needle thread to form the stitch. Also, check your bobbin itself. Feel around the outside. If you feel any nicks or burrs, throw that bobbin away and get a new one as the thread is catching on the bobbin itself and throwing the timing off.

Check your needle to be sure there are no burrs or nicks on it. Always use a new needle with each project and if the project is a large one, you will have to change your needle a few times. Needles are not that expensive and make a world of difference in sewing.

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Although you already re-theaded and cleaned your machine, re-check this:

- Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and rethread your bobbin.

If that doesn't work, try this:

- Change your bobbin.There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

- Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this feature.

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Here are some things to try.

If it's Your upper thread breaking:

* Rethread your machine
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* Decrease the tension on your machine
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* Reposition the spool of thread on the spindle
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* Reinsert your needle
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* Change your needle
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* Reinsert your bobbin
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* Check the needle hole in your throat plate for rough spots
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