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The speed is so low and the needle keeps getting stopped from moving

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Hi; what sort of machine is it? If it need oil or cleaning do that thoroughly. the computerized one don't need oiling as they are teflon, so check the manual

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I have a Pfaff 4.2 Quilt Expression. I am free motion quilting and the bobbin thread keeps hanging up. Any suggestions?


1. The top loading bobbin cases have small brackets to keep them from turning or moving up or down.
2. Adjust brackets with small screwdriver. Allow enough room for thread to flow through.
3. Rotate hand wheel both directions to make sure the bobbin case doesn't move around. Also, watch the thread to see if it is flowing across the top of the bobbin case.
4. You may need to slow down movement of your "free motion". Also, make sure you are using the right pressure foot.
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Janome 350 embroidery machine......when I try to rewind the thread, ( shifting the stick to the right ) the needle keeps moving up and down.....any kind of help would be very appreciated.....the deale


Try to find the exact spot on the wheel to make the needle stop. Try different spots to get the one that does not move. You may need a service. You could also remove the thread until you are ready. The needle would go up and down but without thread will not cause havoc.

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Why does my machine keep jamming?


Is this a mechanical machine you're running on low speed? The usual motor doesn't have much torque at low speed (unlike the computerized machines with stepper or servo motors that have full needle force at any speed), and this can contribute to jamming.

Also check to make sure the bobbin case is in completely and not wobbly.

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I have a Bernina Activa 130. I tried to sew over some leather, started fine, then the needle got stuck and I stopped right away. Now, the bottom threads keeps bunching. I have re-threaded the machine, new...


You need a fatter needle. The skinny needle will not open the leather enough for a smooth flow of thread and that's why the bobbin is bunching up when the top thread is sticking. Make it easier on your machine by using an appropriate size needle while sewing leather.

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something is broken, or slipped out of place. take it in for repair. While you are at it have it cleaned, checked and retimed if needed.

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My Singer Futura sewing/embroidery CE-200 machine is malfunctioning. It will sew a few stitches and then make this horrible sound and doesn't move. Once stopped, the needle feels like it is boun


try changing the needle--make sure the needle is correct for the fabric
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
if it keeps jamming up & making noises I suggest to have the machine
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Using a universal pleating foot, starts out fine then I break a needle, 5 so far. It hist the pressure plate. Using a straight stitch, needle is centered. Bobbin is treaded correctly. Needle is straight at...


Sounds like the needle is hitting the moving part of the pleater once you get going, getting bent then striking the needle plate too.

Its not going to do the machine any good if you keep striking it with the needle as you'll end up putting the timing out.

As the pleater is a generic type it is probably best to stop trying to use it on your machine.

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My needle keeps moving while I try to wind my bobbin


hi there,
the hand wheel and clutch should be disengage so that needle will not move also w/ the bobbins,doing this is hold the hand wheel then grip hold also at the center hand wheel.rotate center counter clockwise to release clutch.other type is push and pull hand wheel.any of them,try to run machine if needle is move again.cheers have a nice day don't forget to rate me.

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I had the same problem with the blue thread- it would sew and inch then pop- mine worked wihtout breaking after I re threaded in this order: green, blue, red then yellow

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Needle Keeps Moving While Sewing and Bobbin Wont Thread


Hi Nikki,

The problem seems to be of the needles alignment. If you are using a half bobbin type (D type) needle, makes sure you have used the proper number & size and also fastened it well so that the flat side is firmly fixed/clasping the inner side of the needle hold. That black thing which I feel is the fly-nut that helps you tighten/clamp the needle to its hold. Then after having done that, slowly turn the wheel manually to see whether the needle is going in thru the hole in a straight line and if you can, look underneath to se if the knotter ring (the one that looks like having fangs) comes close as the neele advances inward. All these movements HAVE TO BE syncronised. Only then you will be able to stitch the fines of fabrics speedily. Also make sure oyu are not tugging on the front end of the fabric too hard as this may cause the needle to go in a diagonal manner thus causing it to snap. Take care as to NOT to be too close to the needle while at high speeds. The snapping pieces can fly right into your eyes/nose causing serious injury.

Hope that does it Nikki...

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