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Have a new machine and trying to thread for the first time. Thread take-up lever does not move into a high enough position for me to thread cotton through the eye. Help please.

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You should be able to turn the hand wheel (on the right side of the machine) towards you and you should see the take up lever on the top left. It does not stick above the machine.

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The thread take up lever has a slice in the arm that will allow the thread to pass into the eyelet of the take up lever. You do not need to "thread" through the take up lever. Just raise it to the highest point, and thread always making sure that the bobbin is inserted into the bobbin case spinning in the correct direction.
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I have a model bl 4000.Lots of problems with thread bunching, beaking thread, thread slippin out og thread take-up lever

Ooh, boy. You are having some problems.

First thing I suggest:
Remove the top thread from the machine.
Install a brand new needle.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the machine from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Remove the bobbin case & check that the bobbin is loaded (turning) the correct direction and the thread is threaded through the bobbin tension.
Set the top tension to the midway point--this can be tweaked later.

Also, you might try changing the brand/type of thread you are using. AVOID old or bargain bin threads!

Confirm that you are using the correct needle size & type for the fabric you are stitching, ie ball point needle for knits, size 70 needle for light-weight fabrics like chiffon, silk. Be sure that the thread is not too big (or too small) for the needle eye.

Breaking thread could result from several things, ie tension too tight, the thread is too large for the needle eye, the fabric is too coarse or tightly woven (try a top stitch needle). or there could be a burr or rough spot somewhere in the thread path that is snagging and breaking the thread.

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For the thread jumping out of the take-up lever, this occurs on a lot of older machines but I wouldn't think it likely on yours. Makes me think there is something holding back the top thread. If you rethreaded (as described above), it may have taken care of this problem. On older machines, I've actually resorted to folding a piece of tape over the opening in the take-up lever so the hole is closed and the thread can no longer escape.

There could also be some gunk or broken thread stuck in the tension disk. If you continue having problems, try soaking a length of cotton perl thread with alcohol (wring out the excess). Then with the top thread removed from the machine, RAISE the presser foot, loosen the top tension all the way, and gently pull the length of perl cotton DOWN through the tension disk a few times. This may remove any gunk or thread that may be stuck.

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old cotton will break or shred easily so get brand new cotton
next is eye size of the needle
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next is needle /hook timing
out of time allows the hook to pierce the needle thread and create the problem take it to a service centre for a check of the timing

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The take-up lever does not raise up high enough to pass the thread through easily. Any other way of doing this?

make sure that the needle is at the top of the stroke
if you have to you can let the foot down and that should give you ample room to thread the eye of the needle
if not the needle timing may have slipped in which case it will need a service or the needle may not be up in the holder far enough

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Do you mean cotton thread won't work in the machine ? Does polyester thread work ?

Some thread brands are not as good quality as some others. Not knowing what brand thread you have, it is possible the thread itself is causing the problem. .

If other types of thread work in this machine, it is most likely either the particular spool of thread or the brand being low quality that is the problem. I would try a brand new spool of a high quality cotton thread to see if that helps.

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