Unless I lower the needle to a position lower than it is supposed to be inserted, the device in the bottom will not hook the top thread and therefore will not grab the bobbin thread and doesn't stitch. It was running fine but then just stopped picking up the bobbin thread in the middle of a design. This also happens if I try stitching using regular sewing instead of embroidery. I have tried different needles, fabric, etc. It is running now but I am afraid having the needle inserted improperly will cause another problem
in a middle of a design the bobbin ran out. I replaced it it knotted up bobbin casing came out, I cleaned it and put casing back in , now machine wo't pick up bobbin thread.
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Re: picking up bobbin thread
First easy thing to check, are you using the correct length needle.
If this is not the problem then somehow the needle bar has moved and the the needle depth is to high or the timing is wrong..
Unless you really know what you are doing then I am afraid a sewing machine tech needs to reset the needle depth and subsequently the timing.
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CHECK THESE FIRST::
MAKE SURE NEEDLE IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION. LOOK AT YOUR INSTRUCTION BOOK.
MAKE SURE INSERTED IS TOTALLY INSERTED.
CHECK TO SEE IF THE BOBBIN THREAD IS STUCK. ALSO, ENOUGH LENGTH OF BOBBIN LENGTH EXTENDED TO ALLOW THE NEEDLE TO PULL IT UPWARDS.
MAKE SURE THE BOBBIN THREAD IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND SET WITH CORRECT TENSION.
CHECK TOP NEEDLE TENSION TO INSURE THERE IS TENSION ENOUGH TO PULL THE BOBBIN THREAD ABOVE THE THROAT.
IF THESE DON'T WORK YOU MAY NEED TO GO TO YOUR LOCAL REPLAIRMAN.
You state that the bobbin thread is not being picked up by the needle, have you had one or two jams whilst sewing if so then I'm 99% sure you have knocked the cotton pick up hook out of timing potion, the shuttle bobbin sits in the hook case and as the hook rotates in the correct rotation the needle is at it's lowest point and at the same time the pick up hook should just about to go behind the needle as it starts to rise and it's at this point on the way up that the bobbin thread is being picked up, so if the timing as been knocked out of potion it as to be rotate with a little force whilst holding the and wheel and the needle in it's lowest position so that the hook is just and only just going behind the needle and that's it give it a run, normally I would say slacken the clamp screws that secure the hook assembly onto it's shaft, but you can usually get away without doing this it saves time and hassle. Hope you can understand what I have put down as instructions for resetting the hook if it's the case of being out of position.
make sure the bobbin is turned in the right direction and also make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder, then see if it will pick up the thread and if not your machine could have a timing problem
The noise is because the machine is trying to raise or lower a needle and can't move. Several things to check. Did the needle break and jam in the bottom thread? Is the needle bent or jam? Did the thread jam in the bobbin area? I had a 'knot' of thread build up on the bottom and it hooked itself into the metal clip on the bobbin so that the needle couldn't raise. If thread jams in the bottom carefully cut the threads until you can free the hoop and material. Then check to make sure all pieces of thread and fuzz has been removed in the bobbin case. If it happens again check to see if the bobbin case or the throat plate is scratched or bent. If you are stitching Free Standing Lace on this machine or a piece with over 20,000 stitches I recommend starting with a new full bobbin and a new needle. As you get toward the bottom of the bobbin, thread seems to have a high likelihood of tangling or looping.
try changing the needle try rethreading the machine top and bobbin make sure the bobbin is inserted and turned the right way in the bobbin case. it's also possible that the sewing machine could be out of time and needs to be checked.
try rethreading the machine -use every thread guide change the needle--make sure it's the right one for the fabric your sewing take the bobbin out & reinsert the bobbin into the bobbin case make sure the bobbin is turned the right way when inserting it into the bobbin case if these suggestions don't help then the machine need to be checked here a link for a free manual http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/549_7469_efs.pdf