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I have a Pfaff 2058 and can't get the bobbin to load right. The thread has loops in it and is real loose on the bobbin. I have been sewing for years and have never had this problem. I am ready to throw this machine out, it is unusable in this state. HELP I finally got my Janome out and it just hums along. Linda

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SOURCE: Janome M100 mini sewing machine

Providing you have checked to make sure the needle is in correctly, if the machine will not pick up the thread then the machine will need retiming.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Machine not sewing

Make sure you have threaded the machine from right to left, it sounds like the needle thread is trapped under the lower looper thread and cannot form a stitch.........start the threading over from scratch like this:

  1. Lower Looper
  2. Upper Looper
  3. Left Needle
  4. Right Needle
Is there a diagram for how to thread on the inside of the door ?

Follow that slowly and carefully to make sure you have not missed any thread guides on the way, as each one needs to be followed through to ensure correct tension and thread progression.

If you are certain that all threaded correctly, did you have a fabric jam and pulled it loose ? If so, the timing may well be affected.

Post an update and we'll get this right.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Anna had this problem with her Pfaff 332 sewing machine, I do too

Hi - it is possible that your needle is bent. Insert a new needle and check again - if you have the same problem, your timing is probably off. You could try buying a new bobbin case to see if that solves the problem. If you have had your machine tuned up within the last year or two, I would recommend a tune-up. If you know of a reputable sewing machine repair shop or dealer, the tune up should include correcting the timing and will extend the life of your machine.


Good luck,

Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Touch & Sew won't loop bobbin thread

I believe you have a broken gear. These are difficult to repair on your own.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

Mimito7
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SOURCE: Top thread stitches correctly but bottom thread loops.

FYI---- Loops on the bottom-- problem is in the threading..
Loops on the top--- problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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