Question about Bernina Virtuosa 160
I have a Bernina Virtuosa 160 - the needle jammed and broke - I replaced it and now it won't pick up the bobbin thread. I have cleaned any lint out and it all looks fine but it won't pick up the bobbin thread
This unfortunately sounds dismally like a timing problem. When a sewing machine makes a sudden mechanical stop as when a needle is bent slightly and hits the needle plate, sometimes the other machine bits revolve along further causing the needle to be introduced into the hook either to early or to late to catch the thread.
To test this, remove the thread, the needle plate and and the bobbin case. Replace the needle with a brand new one. Yes, again. Revolve the machine by hand via the balance wheel and watch closely as the needle goes into the hook region allow it to it move down and then just start to move up. If the tip of the hook is not pretty close to right behind the needle than it is more than likely a timing problem.
If the tip of the hook is behind the needle in the scarf (the slight hollow on the back of the needle) than it is not timing. Thread the machine normally like it is and watch what happens as you manually turn the machine via the balance wheel. The thread should catch and be pulled around the hook and let go.
Try this and then either you figured it out the problem or contact me again. Either way please vote. Thanks
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Generally, this is because the needle
is inserted wrong or because it's bent. In the first case, the top
of the needle (called the shank) has a flat side-this has to be
inserted so it faces the back or away from you.
In the second case, when a bent needle stops the top thread from picking up the bobbin thread. Even if you think your needle is fine, change it to see if this solves the problem.
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