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When I push the button to sew, I get a message stating that the safety has been acitivated. There is no thread tangled and the needle is not bent.

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Try turning the handle toward you if it won't move then it is more than likely the bobbin case is in wrong take the bobbin case out and try turning the hand wheel toward you if it works simply replace the bobbin case back into the hook area correctly and that should fix the problem

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

  • peyton_pierc Aug 27, 2010

    the bobbin case is in correctly..

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I would suggest rethreading the machine to make sure the thread is not caught somewhere, & even change the needle or check to make sure the needle is in correctly & pushed all the way up in the needle holder
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When sewing the thread under the material gets all tangled up. The thread is also tangled in the bobbin. At times the needle doesn't even pick up the bobbin thread, but that is another issue.


have you tried a new needle?
the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
Or the needle could be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw

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3.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint

4.also clean under the needle plate for lint & loose threads

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