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When I start running my sewing machine, the thread does not stay on the needle; checked the bobbin under, my thread are all correct. It was running smoothly until this happened.

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Sounds like you either have a bent needle or it is inserted backwards. Flat side should face the rear of the machine

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I can not pick up the thread[string] from under the machine,both the strings on the needle and under the machine should be on top of the table to start sewing


If this is your first time sewing on a machine then:

Once you make sure the needle is threaded and the bobbin is sitting correctly in the bobbin casing, and you have installed and manipulated the thread according to your manufacturers instructions:.

Holding the end of the thread that you threaded through the needle, use the wheel (right hand side of the machine) and rotate it toward you pulling the thread that you are holding gently toward you.

The bobbin thread should give you some restriction and the end of the bobbin thread should have come through the hole in the needle plate (the metal plate that sits under the presser foot on the table of your machine.

Hope this has helped.

Jan 21, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have a new Singer 5532


Put in a new needle. Unthread the machine then rethread it being sure it is threaded correctly--especially through the tension control. Remove the bobbin and make sure it is wound correctly. Replace the bobbin and being certain that it is in the correct position. Check the manual if you are unsure how your machine is threaded or how to replace the needle.

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Bernina 1080 Solution for "back spin"? Top thread suddenly becomes very loose. Top thread forms loops under cloth being sewn.


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. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
8. Make sure the top thread tension is on the correct setting for the fabric being sewed.
9.Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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I have a hyundai 8 stitch sewign machine been working brillant but last night it kept missing the tread and the thread breaking or jabbing . today looking at it i see when it jabs the Bobbin Case Inner...


The top thread breaks

1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

8. Try a different spool or cone of thread


Bobbin thread breaks


1. There is a right way & wrong way to insert the bobbin in the case --when you insert the bobbin in if it doesn't stitch correctly turn the bobbin over see if that helps or bobbin case is not inserted correctly


2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder


3. The bobbin is damaged & doesn't turn smoothly


4. Lower thread tension is two tight

if the sewing machine has a top loading bobbin, you may have to have the sewing machine checked to see if there is something wrong with the bobbin case or the hook and hook race.
I suggest try a new needle--one for the fabric being sewed
also try another bobbin
rethread the sewing machine top and bobbin, using every thread guide.

Aug 21, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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How can I factory reset my PFAFF 7550 sewing machine ?


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

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Top thread is breaking on Janome 6600P


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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Bobbin case jumps out of place when free-motion quilting


Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly

bird nesting problems

Try these suggestions

1. Change needle

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

3. Take the bobbin out --make sure it is inserted correctly into the bobbin

Case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way

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



The needle thread breaks

1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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Error 88 singer 7467S


I have singer 7467s and any time a sew it blinks 88 and beeps if the wheel is toward me. Otherwise it stays frozen.

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The bobbin is not preforming properly. It jumps around when I sew and then on the back of the fabric there is a ton of excess thread.


Change needle
Clean under needle plate where feed dogs are for lint
Clean bobbin area for lint or loose threads
Rethread machine top thread make sure to get every thread guide
& bobbin
Check tension 3 or 4 is usually good

if the bobbin is top loading they will flop around some when the start getting close to empty
if it's a bottom loading bobbin & case then it's not inserted correctly

Nov 24, 2010 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have problems with not be able to pick up the thread from the bobbin to start sewing


Make sure the needle is not bent and is installed with the flat side of the needle shaft to the back of the machine.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up, with the thread going into the needle from the front ,

Check the manual to be sure you have the bobbin inserted correctly into the bobbin case and the thread is feeding in the proper direction and through the guides on the bobbin case.

Hold onto the end of the top thread at the needle and hand walk the needle down and back up. This should bring the bobbin thread up. Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Place a folded scrap of fabric under the presser foot, lower the presser foot and hand walk the needle down into the fabric and then use the power pedal to start sewing.

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