EURO PRO 6131 Sewing Machine not maintaining stitch
I have a EUROPRO 6131 Sewing Machine it was sewing fine, then it stopped picking up the bobbin thread. I then oiled it and cleaned it (it was full of wool fibers) and rethreaded it several times, put in new needles, different size needles etc. and it starts out and usually makes a couple of stitches and then the tread is just a straight line on either side of the fabric. The needle is inserted right. The bobbin is installed right, but after a couple of stitches usually about exactly 6 stitches at best the upper and lower thread is not hooked together, running on the settings that use to sew just dandy? Can you please suggest what I might do? Is it a timing issue? The machine was rather dirty with heavy wool (18.5 oz) and before this happened I was having a problem with feed with heavy seams, where the needle was sewing in one place for too long and kinda growing a beard under the needle plate that snagged the material in place, and stopping it, so that I had to cut the beard off and start anew to start sewing again, but now it won't make too many secure stitchs no matter what the material thickess or overlap, usually about exactly 6 stitches good stitches and that's it. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
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The only factory standard settings that you need to worry about is the top tension and the bobbin tension. The standard factory top tension is the midway point between high & low numbers. That is the ideal tension setting for most fabrics, thread, and needles. However, that is also adjusted based on what you are sewing. Bobbin tension you should leave as is unless there are issues that the top tension will not resolve. The other settings you mention are all adjustable based on what you want to do with your machine, ie straight vs zig-zag stitch, etc.--no standard factory setting.
first of all make sure you have the needle in the correct way round,
flat side facing back, try a new needle, it only has to be slightly
bent or blunt and it will miss stitches, the tension unit is the small
piece near the takeup lever and it only has a small spring but that has
nothing to do with the threading picking up, if the machine misses
stitches after trying the above then you will need to retime the
machine either bu a shop or by yourself, if you are sewing on fabric
that collects static such as knitted fabric make sure you use an
anti-static needle otherwise it will miss stitches.
I have a lot of different sites, free and pay, that I search for manuals for people. But I didn't find a manual for a 6131. I DID find a 6130A and, often, models that are that close in number are very similar in their instructions.
Since the manual is free, it doesn't cost you anything but time to download it and see if it looks similar to your machine. It may give you the information you need on the feet. Go to http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/europro/europro_6130a_lcd.html/ Go to the bottom of the pop up window and just agree to the terms-you don't have to take part in any of the offers or sign up for the sight. You'll then be taken to the manual and can download it without any viruses. The sites been checked before not just by myself but a couple of my friends who are bigger internet geeks than I am :).
I hope this manual gives you the help you need. Happy sewing!