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Sewing machine Viking emerald 183 lost manual in move. how to move needle position from side to side within foot ? Any on line manuals? TU ---gina

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SOURCE: The presser foot is stuck in the down position.

if you open the left end of the machine .. look inside above the needle and to the back .. you will see a pivot bolt that has either come loose, broken off or fallen out .. replacing that bolt should fix the problem ..

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You can get Necchi instruction manual from Necchi website: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Necchi_Sewing_Machines.htm". Makesure the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needlebar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok,take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side ofthe bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right.Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of(looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook whichis the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece.Locate the tip of it, turn the hand wheel toward you until the needle is in thelowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top ofthe left side of the cut off circle. Checkwhether underneath thread is looping on the fabric. If so then you've mis-threadedthe top, probably haven't raised the presser foot when threading so you can getthe upper thread into the tension. You need to thread the upper part with thepresser foot up. (You can put it down to thread the needle.)

Not picking up thread can be several issues, like bobbin is miswound, bobbincase isn't snapped in properly, you're using the wrong type bobbin, machine isout of time, needle is bent or burred, machine is dirty and in need of dustbunny eviction and a little oil but most of the time the issue is once againmisthreading: sewing machine needles have a front and a back and they have tobe placed in the needle holder correctly. In that case your manual is needed, take all the thread offthe machine (yes, spool off the spool pin, bobbin out of the bobbin case), pullthe needle plate and clean your machine thoroughly, using brush and vacuum (notcompressed air) and oiling per the instruction manual. Put it all backtogether, putting in a 80/12 needle, correctly oriented. Hang on to theneedle thread when you fetch up the bobbin thread.

Each and every seam you start is going to be done this way:
1) Pull the tail of the top and bobbin thread behind the presser foot
2) Put the work under the needle and use the hand wheel to lower the needleinto the work
3) Drop the presser foot
4) Holding the thread tails behind the foot, take a couple of stitches.
5) Drop the thread tails and sew normally. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

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Hi, I have a silly question. How on earth do I thread my Brother Xr-65 sewing machine?!! I have misplaced the users manual during my recent move. It seems to take thread a little differently than my...


The XR-65 and the XR-65T are the same except that the T indicates the sewing machine was sold with the Quilting Table and some accessories for quilting.

To thread the sewing machine, first lift the presser foot and use the handwheel to raise the needle to its highest position. The thread take up lever should be at its highest point. Place the spool of thread on the horizontal pin secured with the appropriate cap. Make sure that the thread comes off the spool from the bottom front, (Also check that the catch (for holding the thread when not in use) on the spool is at the back of the pin.) Then bring the thread to the thread guide at the back of the machine then down past the reverse lever and back up the the thread take up lever. Wrap the thread around the take up lever so that it slides into the slot and then goes through the hole in the take up lever from right to left. Bring the thread down again and place it behind the guide above the needle. Then thread the needle from front to back.

Brother has the manual available for download: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000061/xr52c65txl64526562ug01enesfr.pdf . See page 31 (43 of the PDF) for the pictures of the upper thread path.

I hope this helps.

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Hello, I have a Viking Topaz sewing machine, the top thread is visible on the underside of fabric, indicating a tension problem. I have cleaned the machine, turned it off and back on, rethread it numberous...


Thread, Tension, Needle.

Make sure your needle matches your application. example: heavy denim needs a heavy needle (90-100) instead of the "universal" needle that usually comes with a machine.

Also make sure that when you thread your machine that you have the pressure foot in the up position. Many machines release the tension discs in this position allowing for proper threading. Also make sure there is no fluff, lint, etc., in your tension areas.

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Sewing machine needle not moving up and down


Hi there,

Well there are many things to check (causes) - 
Upper thread has run out. Presser foot is up. 
Bobbin winder shaft was left in winding position.
Buttonhole lever was not lowered when machine was placed in buttonhole mode.
Anyway you may try the steps below to correct this (Solution) -
Replace empty spool and thread machine.
Lower presser foot.
Move bobbin winder shaft back fully to left.
Lower buttonhole lever.

Good Luck!!

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Hi,

Please go through the below document which will give you the help you wanted:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4798790_thread-bobbin-kenmore-sewing-machine.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5839_thread-sewing-machine.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j8e8FvwUlQ

You will also find additional information on every page at the left hand side (Ehow.com) and on the right hand side(Youtube).

Please let me know if you need any additional information or have any information that you would like to share with me.

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