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I am having issues with drawing up the bobbin thread. I am using a tiptronic 2040. I inserted a new bobbin the way the instructions said (i thought) pressed the foot pedal for the needle to go down and up and then pulled the thread but it was not pulling up the bobbin thread. What am I doing wrong?

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Check to make sure the flat side of the needle is inserted facing away from you.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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Thread balling-up in the bobbin area indicates that the upper thread (the one going through the needle) is the one doing the "balling". Check that the upper thread is threaded through all the thread paths ... this specific issue seems to be due to the thread not threaded through the "take up lever" ... that is the 'thingy' that goes up and down really fast as you are sewing.

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Search the internet for sites and videos relating to sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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Try these suggestions

1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed

2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide

3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case

4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever

5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

6. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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I inherited my mother's Tiptronic 2040, and needed to sew a simple seam. I admit to not having much experience. I have re-threaded it several times,; re-worked the bobbin but the top thread keeps getting...


Deep breath. Ohmmmmm.... ok now.

Few things you need to know.

1. Try to remember TTN when you run into problems like this it stands for Thread, Tension, Needle. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as universal thread and needles. You'll need to determine what kind of thread and needle is best for your application.

2. When things gets bunched up under the fabric it Usually means that the tension for the top thread is too loose. However, a bad, bend or just plain wrong needle will cause these problems too.

3. Always grasp the threads (both top and bottom) and pull gently backwards when starting a seam. Some old school seamstresses and seamsters say to make sure your needle is at its upper most position (just before it starts to move down) before you begin sewing.

4. since you've had a couple instances with this issue... you might have to clean the bobbin race area. I'm a bit reluctant to tell you about this but remove the bobbin and look carefully for other stray threads, dust bunny's etc.

I hope this helps some. ;o)

S

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