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The needle strikes metal in the bobbin case well

It does this with the needle in straight or zigzag position.

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You may need to retime the machine, email me for attachment of instructions drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk

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The needle is not going down all the way


1. Replace the needle with a new one. Make sure the needle is inserted the right direction.
2. Try to move the hand wheel towards you. Does the needle strike the hook (pointed object under bobbin)? It should be very close but not touch.
3. If the needle and hook are stopping the machine at one point as you rotate the hand wheel you will need to get it timed. If it is just barely out of time you may be able to set the needle all the way to the left or right (try both positions) and use only a straight stitch. You may be able to get one type of stitch to work and know the culprit is timing.

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Why is my singer 9015 skipping stitches, particularly on zig zag setting???


There are several possibilities for skipped stitches. A needle that is dull or bent; using a ball point needle when a sharp should be used, such as a woven fabric, the needle is not all the way up in the needle clamp; the needle was not inserted with the flat side in the correct position (unless your bobbin case is on the side of the machine, that's toward the back), or the top thread and or bobbin thread is not threaded correctly.

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I cannot get tight tension on zigzag underneath stitch on my singer 3221


There are a couple of things to check. First, did you thread with the presser foot UP, so that proper tension is applied to the upper thread? Is your bobbin correctly inserted, and is your bobbin case inserted evenly and correctly? Review your user's manual--if you don't have it, you can download it free at the Singer website.

If you have done these things, you may need to adjust your bobbin tension. First, run a line of straight and then zigzag stitches on a scrap of fabric and take a look. It helps to have two different colors of thread, with the fabric a third color. If one side of the zigzag looks fine and the other side looks like "chicken tracks," the chicken tracks side is too tight. In other words, you need to determine whether your bobbin tension needs to be tighter or looser.

You'll need a very tiny straight-slot screwdriver. Remove the needle plate--there are two screws in it--and remove the bobbin and then the bobbin case. On the side, there are two tiny screws. One is a Phillips--leave that one alone. The other is a straight-screw, and that one regulates the bobbin tension. The rule is "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey." Only turn it 1/4 turn, then reinsert and test. If you're on the right track, you should see at least a LITTLE improvement. DON'T do any more than that--if you don't do this carefully and systematically, you'll make things worse instead of better!

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Bobbin case on singer ce250 thread gets hung up and pulls bobbin case out of place


is the needle inserted correctly--flat side goes to the back of the machine
the possiblities are
worn or broken gear
machine could be out of time
needs to be serviced

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I have a CE-4000 model. In the middle of sewing,


When you put back in the bobbin case, there is a little "knub" that sticks out with a flat spot on the right (on the top side of it) that you need to ensure it rests gently to the left of the position finger bracket (silver metal piece, in the square of the bobbin case area its on the right closest to you).

When you put in initially, it was probably twisted clockwise and there was a gap between the knub and the position finger bracket and when you put the needle plate on in jams that bobbin case in that position and the needle just takes chunks out of it..

You might need a new bobbin case, try sanding out the needle marks with sandpaper.
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Re-curring loose bobbin case


According to the manual, this is a drop-in bobbin.

If the bobbin case came loose, the needle would probably hit it and brake.

Take the bobbin out.

Turn of the power and remove the needle plate (under the presser foot).

Raise the needle to it's highest position and lift out and reset the bobbin case into the shuttle. This should be in the maintenance section of the manual. The bobbin case should fit snug.

Make sure the thread is feeding from the bobbin, counter-clockwise and through the guides on the bobbin case.

For a rotary bobbin with a metal bobbin case.

Remove the bobbin case. Make sure the thread is feeding clock-wise and through the guide on the side of the bobbin case.

Raise the needle to it's highest position - this puts the hook at the lower left. Left the tab on the back of the bobbin case and slip the bobbin case back into the shuttle with the "arm" straight up. You may have to move the bobbin case a bit to the left or right for it to snap into place.

If the problem persits, take the machine back to the dealer - there should not be a charge for fixing this as it is brand new - keep your receipt and warranty information at hand.

Apr 24, 2010 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin holder seems to be broke and needle breaks


Hello,
Here are several things to try.

* When you insert your new needle, make sure it’s positioned correctly (usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your manual), that it goes all the way into the holder, and that the screw is securely tightened.


If there doesn’t seem to be a problem with your needle, try the following:

* Check your pressure foot and make sure it’s attached securely.


* Change your pressure foot Your pressure foot may be bent, causing your needle to hit it.


* Don’t sew over pins a needle that hits a pin can break. Always remove the pins from your fabric before they reach your needle.


* Don’t pull your fabric as you sew. You could be bending your needle back, causing it to hit your needle plate instead of going into the hole. Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.


* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in position.


* Change your needle plate. If you’ve been using a straight stitch needle plate (a plate with a small hole, often used for sewing fine, delicate fabrics), switch to a needle plate with a wider hole.


* Check the position of your needle. Sewing machines with zigzag capability allow you to adjust the position of your needle – right, left, or center. If your needle is not positioned correctly, it may be hitting your needle plate or pressure foot.


* 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 re-thread your bobbin.

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

Also, before you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

I hope these solutions help you.




Sep 20, 2009 | Brother XL-2230 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Zigzag stitch not right.


This is an issue entirely related to the timing of the hook to the needle.

What model is your machine, top loading or front loading bobbin ?


The correct passage of the hook behind the needle, is generally very similar for either type of bobbin...adjustment requires the ability to disengage the shaft movement tying the top (needle) and bottom (hook) so that each may move separately and the small adjustment be made.

As the needle rises from the lowest position approx 1.2mm, the tip of the hook should be at the point of beginning to pass behind the needle, to pick up the bobbin thread, when in wide zig zag and at the widest and furthest travel of the hook........there is a shallow "groove" in the back of the needle just above the eye to allow a very close pass by the hook as it whizzes around.

If the hook travels clockwise, the furthest needle position is when the ZZ is in the right stitch position, so conversely, if the motion is anti-clockwise, the left needle position is the one to set.

The method of releasing the two shafts from each other will depend on the machine model, typically there are grub screws on the bottom shaft near the drive belt, or connected to the handwheel at the top........generally 2 screws at 60 degree offset in either case.

Re-timing is not especially difficult, but does require knowledge of the screws to aim for, hence the model is necessary info.....

...If you want any more help with this, just post back here with a photo of the machine (< 150kb) , or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au and remind me of the posting.

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Machine will not zigzag


Depends on what kind of machine you have. Most of the time incorrect threading is the problem. The needle may be not be tightened in properly, or you may not have selected the correct sequence for zig-zag. Hope this helped a little.

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