Question about White Sewing Sewing Machines

1 Answer

All of a sudden the bobbin thread will not come up -

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,272 Answers

Check: 1 Bobbin is TIGHTLY wound 2.You have put the bobbin in the correct way - the thread MUST unwind from the bobbin as per instruction manual for your particular machine. 3. There is a tail of bobbin thread around 2" long 4. Have a tail of about 4" thru the needle when the needle is in its highest position. 5. Securely hold the neeedle thread down at the rear of the needle plate. 6. Turn the handwheel in the direction it turns when sewing until the needle has gone down and backup again. If you pull on the needle thread now, the bobbin thread will come up. If it does not, you most likely have a problem with the bobbin, the bobbin case, needle to hook clearance or timing of the needle to the hook or a burr on the hook.
----------- Needle in backwards is the most common problem. Remove the needle, rotate 180 degrees and try again. If that doesn't fix it, do the same operation with a new needle. (In general, the flat side of the needle should be to the back of the machine.) Bent or damaged needles also act "out of time", so a new needle, right way around, is a good thing to try. (1) Check the needle or replace with a new one. A needle has a groove in one side of it and that is the side that the thread enters the needle. Some thread from the side and some from the front.
(2) Before sewing, manually turn the wheel to make the needle go down while holding the needle thread with your left hand. When the bottom thread pulls up, pull both threads toward the back of the machine before sewing.
(3) Make sure your pressure foot has been lowered. Sounds silly, but if you loft is high it might just look like it is engaged.
(4) Try it on two ply fabric first and try both a straight stitch and a zig zag and see if you have problems with both.
(5) Make sure your thread is really machine thread and not hand sewing thread.
(6) Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding off the bobbin spool in the right direction.
(7) Anything other than these is probably a tension problem or a timing problem.
Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • lynngallman Aug 06, 2010

    when I place a new bobbin in the bobbin holder thing - it is wound correctly - when I manually engage the needle down so that I /it can pull the thread up - nothing happens but a clicking sound

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My upper thread wont pick up the bobbin thread suddenly. How do I fix that problem?


Install a brand new needle. A bent/dull/damaged needle sometimes will not pick up bobbin thread.

Check that the needle is installed facing the correct direction.

Also check that the bobbin is wound smoothly, the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case, and the bobbin tension is threaded correctly.

If it still will not pick up the bobbin thread, there is most likely a timing issue, ie the needle is arriving at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread. Search the internet for sewing machine timing discussions or take it for service.

...

Nov 03, 2016 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Thread not catching to bobbin


Hai, How many heads in your embroidery machine? As far as you should have brother embroidery machine's maintain and handling is smooth and carefully. Please check the timings. Otherwise ask your machine mechanic.

Mar 19, 2014 | Brother Se400 Computerized Embroidery &...

1 Answer

Automatic thread cutter.bobbin thread does not feed to the top.


when you stop sewing where is the arm located ,up or down ..that will make a world of difference

Jan 06, 2014 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Thread on sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread


the bobbin case does not move, just the bobbin.. if the machine is still under warrenty, I would take it back & get another sewing machine,, and probably not from them

Feb 26, 2012 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

All of a sudden, when sewing on my machine, the bottom thread continues to get botched up. I have taken the bobbin out and replaced it many times, but nothing changes. Any advice?


Check that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder. The bobbin tension adjustment is the small screw in the plate on the bobbin case that the thread passes under as it comes off the bobbin and goes out.

Apr 26, 2011 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Bernina Virtuoso 150 - all of a sudden my machine is dropping stitches and the bobbin thread is bunching up. It also most feels like my machine is trying to do a gather stitch. I changed the needle and...


Check that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder. The bobbin tension adjustment is the small screw in the plate on the bobbin case that the thread passes under as it comes off the bobbin and goes out.

Mar 17, 2011 | Bernina Virtuosa 150

1 Answer

My machine is suddenly locking up and the thread is getting tangled underneath the fabric.


Check the bobbin tension and that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder.

Feb 23, 2011 | Brother CS-8072 Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Sewing a straight seam will be going well until the bottom thread suddenly becomes very loose and loopy. The top thread is completely fine. The only clue that this is happening is the spool "jumping"...


Hello,
Here are some solutions to try.

* Increase the upper thread tension on your machine. It may be too loose.

* Decrease your bobbin tension if your sewing machine allows you to adjust it. Consult your manual.

* Reinsert your bobbin. It may be inserted incorrectly.

* Change your thread. If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both.

Although you did this, it won't hurt to re-check. Make sure bobbin is threaded correctly.

Hope this helps.

Sep 21, 2009 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

I have been using the zig zag stitch for appliques and all of a sudden the bottom thread which is a different color is showing on the top. I have rethreaded top and bottom threads, changed needles, cleaned...


it sounds like no bobbin thread tension. there should be some resistance when you pull on the bobbin thread. if there is none or too little you may have some lint or thread caught behind the bobbin case tension spring.

very carefully try and push the tip of a thin pin into the bobbin case tension spring and pick any accumulated thread or lint out.

if the bobbin case spring is clean, try tightening the bobbin tension a little at a time until your zig zag looks ok.

of-course all this is done after checking needle threading and needle for damage.

scott.

Jul 29, 2009 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Brother PE-150V bobbin thread


For embroidery, and zig-zag, and because the needle makes side movements, it needs more needle thread.
So try to keep you needle thread not very tight,
and tight up your bobbin case tension more, so that the two threads meet under the meterial.

Apr 30, 2008 | Brother PE-150V Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

20 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top White Sewing Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1125 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5124 Answers

Douglas Plant
Douglas Plant

Level 2 Expert

184 Answers

Are you a White Sewing Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...