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Skipping stiches hi, i have a singer 2662 and when ever a sew two pieces of material together the machine skips stitches. I have tried everything from cleaning the bobbin case and oiling it to re threading the machine. Nothing works. I think the problem has to do with the bobbin case it seems loose. I have taken it out once and i don't think i put it back in right. Do you know what i could have done wrong?

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  • Lola37 Feb 29, 2008

    thanks for your help it was very helpful. My tension was off and i dont think i was using the correct needle for the type of fabric i was sewing.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    embroidery machine vibrating and sounds like something is loose with every stitch. Have taken the bobbin apart and oiled everything.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I had to remove case to clean and can't figure out where one part goes. Any detailed diagrams?

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1) It’s possible the machine is threaded incorrectly. Remove the thread completely and rethread the machine. Be sure to use good quality thread--don't buy the cheapest you can find. A good thread will help your machine perform better and your projects last longer.

2) Poor stitch quality can be caused by the needle. Make sure you're using a new needle that's right for the job. Many times machines are taken in for repairs and all they need is a new needle. If you can't remember the last time you changed the needle--it's past time. Needles should be changed at least every eight hours of sewing.

3) When inserting a new needle, make sure the flat side of the needle faces away from the bobbin area. For example, if your machine has a frontloading bobbin, the flat side of the needle faces the back of the machine. If your machine has a side-loading bobbin, the flat side faces the right side of the machine. Some older sergers require special needles that don't have a flat side. Refer to your owner's manual to properly install a serger needle.


4) Thread that shreds or breaks can be blamed on the needle. Use a good thread and make sure the needle eye is large enough for the thread type. Also use the right type of needle for the fabric;
5) The machine tension adjustments put stress on the thread so it doesn't simply flow through the machine. When the upper and lower tensions are balanced, the stitch forms correctly. Tension is easy to adjust--stitch on fabric samples with a different thread colour for the upper and lower threads. Observe the stitch, adjusting the tension until the stitch is formed correctly. As a general rule, adjust the upper tension first. If the stitch still isn't right, adjust the bobbin tension.

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