Need help catching the bobbin...not able to stitch
I have a LS-2125. I followed instructions on threading both the needle and the bobbin. Last night I was able to start my garment and successful stitch one piece. After that I have not been able to sew anything. When I've tried, I can not get the thread to catch the bobbin. I have threaded and re-threaded everything. I've have cleaned out the bobbin section numerous times. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Re: Need help catching the bobbin...not able to stitch
Go back and check to see if the needle is inserted properly. I have had this problem on other machines and have found that this is a cure for some. i just got in a hurry and put it in wrong(most times the flat side of the needle goes towards the back).
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1. Clean shuttle with your sewing machine brush to remove old broken threads, lint, and sweep out the feed dogs carefully.
2. Rethread making sure you have the handwheel turned toward you, all the way up.
3. Lift presser foot up BEFORE you put thread front to back in eye needle.
4. Set machine on straight stitch sewing. Attach straight stitch foot if necessary.
5. Make sure 5-6 inches of thread are pulled toward you from threaded needle.
6. Pull up bobbin thread.
7. Pull 5-6 inches of bobbin thread and put it, along with needle thread under presser foot.
8. Put fabric scrap under presser presser foot and LOWER it now. Make sure, too, that the needle is correct size for fabric you're sewing.
9. Do a test. You may need to set tension at 4, stitch length at about 4 and width at 6. Just test it and adjust tension in very, very short turns.
Another tip: Put one drop of good quality sewing machine oil on the hook, lower left-hand side. Make sure when you thread bobbin in the bobbin case to hold bobbin between thumb and forefinger and pull out about 4 inches of thread after you make sure thread unwinds top left (if you are right-handed!).
Guide the thread into the slot in edge of bobbin case (screw sits on top of this "edge".
Pull thread under tension spring and then into the delivery eye.
Never panic, my friend! Try this and see if this helps.
You should probably insert new needle too--just in case "old" one bent.
Your sewing machine tension
controls the rate at which the thread is fed through either the upper
section of your machine or through the bobbin case. If your upper or
bobbin threads aren't threading properly, sometimes adjusting the
tension will correct this problem.
Your sewing machine works by
passing the upper thread through the needle of the sewing machine at
precisely the same time the bobbin brings its thread to its uppermost
position. If either the needle or the bobbin thread reach these
positions too soon or too late, the threads won't interact and create
the knots that make the seam. You can throw off your timing by sewing
too many layers of fabric or hitting a pin with your needle. See you
sewing machine repair facility to correct any timing issues.
Thread can get snagged or caught
in the upper section of your machine or on lint pieces in the lower
bobbin section. If your threads aren't catching properly, you may be
able to fix it by unthreading and rethreading both your upper thread and
Is your needle in backwards? check that the flat shank is to the back. Also ensure it is fully up into the housing.
Is the top thread actually threaded through the needle okay?
Obviously if you are an experienced user of this machine and have rechecked your threading up fully and the needle, then it is possible that the timing is out, ie needle at the lowest point as the rotary hook passes behind it to catch the needle thread - these two things moving together must be in expactly right sequence to form a stitch.
If you suspect that this is what's happening, then probably time to drive it to the service shop.
Here are some things that may fix the problem:
1. First, replace the needle
2. Next, remove the thread and completely rethread the machine
3. Remove the bobbin, clean any lint or thread from around the bobbin, and replace it.
Try sewing again on scrap fabric.
I hope this helps.
Firstly please check that the needle is in the right way, flat shank to the back, and is fitted all the way up into the needle holder. This will affect stitch formation as the scarf at the back of the needle is where the rotary hook moves to catch the thread from the bobbin to form the stitches. A new needle never hurts either, should put in a new one for every new sewing project as they last only 4-6 sewing hours before they start to go blunt.
If this isn't the problem, then perhaps the timing is out, have you stitched into something, a pin or the sewing foot by accident to knock the timing out?