Question about Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine
My needle thread tension control knob came off .How can I fix this ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: sudden knotting under fabric
I have an Elna 2005 machine and had a similar but opposite problem whereby the tension up top was too tight - thread wouldn't pull smoothly. I found adjusting the feed dog lever slightly helped the stitches a lot, even though the needle tension up top is no better. Hope that helps! :-s
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Have you change your needle? I've the same problem adjusted the tension but when I changed the needle, it worked fine. If that doesn't work, you might want to take it into a sewing service shop and have them take a look at it. They should be able to tell right then what the problem is. If it is a severe problem and you don't have a spare machine, you might want to ask if they will give you a loaner. Usually they will give you a machine to use until your machine is fixed. Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
If the entire assembly has fallen out you will find if you remove the top left hand cover that there is a small screw in the casting where the tension assembly goes, replace the tension body to the correct position and tighten the little screw.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
If you getting loops on the bottom of your material, you need to
re-thread the top of your machine. I say this because it is very rare
when you will have to adjust the bobbin tension. But if you must,
looking straight down at the bobbin as a clock- at 6:00 is the bobbin
tension adjustment- lefty lucy, righty tighty. Hope this helps.
Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correct
There is no standard tension for any machine to be set at. They start at four when they are brand new, however, after years and years the springs become compressed. You could start at four and then play around with it from there. If you are getting loops underneath the material, you are threading the machine incorrectly.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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