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My turning wheel to manually move the needle out of fabric is jammed. Should I check the bobin compartment for jammed threads.

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Yes, by all means, always turn your handwheel towards you never away from you because you can mess up your timing.

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Hi. I have a new overlocker. Fabric got jammed ,got it out but machine now jams at half turn . Could some fabric still be under feed dogs ? How to get it out ?


Hello Jenny hornsey

This may sound traumatic, but there is no easy way to pin point where the tie-up is located. So proceed as follows.
Cut all the threads as they come off the antennas.

Open the front cover and pull-out all the threads by pulling them straight toward the back. If they do not come easily, try moving the hand wheel back and forth by a 1/4 revolution .. this is like a rocking motion. If still not budging, start cutting back the threads and removing them in sections until all the threads are cleared. If this step is still challenging; check that there is no residual fabric or threads still wrapped around the loopers or other part/s of the serger. If so cut them out bit by bit until everything below is cleared.

Great. Now check for threads wrapped and/or jammed anywhere above.

Since the overlocker jammed, it is possible that the needles were bent. This will continue to cause issues in stitch formation. So just to make sure; change the needle/s. Make sure that the correct needle type is being used. Every overlocker is engineered to be used with a specific needle type. The needle type will be specified in the manual and will also appear on the needle package. If the needle types are not the same, do not use those needles.

Re-thread the overlocker and stitch test on a piece of fabric before pressing down on the foot control.

This should get the overlocker back on track and you back to overlocking.

Please let me know how this works out for you.

Happy overlocking
Sewingirl/

Mar 18, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My needle is jammed in a down position. What do I need to do to get it to move and to get my fabric out?


You have a "birds nest" of thread in the bobbin case. work the flywheel back and fourth until you get the needle to raise. Then you will need to cut bobbin thread under fabric before you can remove fabric.

Oct 03, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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In my Janome Memory Craft 3000 my material got pulled into the area where my bobin thread comes from. I pulled it out. Now my needle is dragging but not breaking on the white piece underneath where you...


I would suggest replacing the needle, make sure the needle is correct for the fabric and thread being sewed.
sometimes when the fabric gets caught in the feed dog area, there are different reasons, I'll list some below
fabric is too thin--needs stabilizer
top thread has some off the thread take up lever
bobbin is turned the wrong way in the bobbin case
needle is damaged--replace needle with correct size for fabric being sewed--and insert the needle correctly into the needle holder.
if these suggestions don't help, I also suggest having the machine checked to see if there is some other problem like timing.

May 03, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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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.

Nov 04, 2013 | Bernina Activa 130

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It can't pick up the thread out to sew


Make sure that you have a tail on the bobin thread when in place and a tail on the needle thread, hold the needle thread and turn the wheel to bring up the bobin thread before trying to sew

Aug 13, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Thread jams & wheel axel cannot turn


there are a couple of things that come to mind.  
Bobbin:   wound with uneven tension.  Try taking the bobbin, rewind that thread onto another bobbin and wind slowly.  make sure the thread feeds onto the new bobbin evenly.
upper thread:  catching on something or not flowing off the spool easily.
you're doing well, sounds like you consulted the manual and used your noggin, hang in there and let me know if this doesn't help.  we can troubleshoot some more!

Jan 12, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Thread from bobin doesn`t leave smooth sewing on bottom of fabric


hi make sure pressure foot is raised before you start to thread machine ortherwise thread will not slide between tension discs this will cause bunching underside of fabric ...good idea to replace needle good luck
mary h

Jan 05, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Needle Sticks - Huskystar E10


When it feels like the needle is jammed, open the bobbin cover and release the two black retaining levers, one on either side of the bobbin case. The hook cover that is visible will be released. If the machine turns by hand smoothly, you may have a piece of the broken needle, or just a piece of thread stuck behind the hook or hook cover causing the bind. This problem will sometime make you swear that the needle is stuck in something because it will usually bind while the needle is down in the fabric.

Apr 04, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Needle jams and breaks off


Needle jams....Thread is caught in the hook...solution...Remove the upper thread and bobbin case,turn the handwheel backwards and forwards by hand and remove the thread remands.

Needles breaks
1. Needles is damaged..Insert new needle
2. The needle is not correctly inserted....insert flat side towards the back
3. Wrong needle size for the fabric...Choose a needle to suit the thread and fabric.

Mar 24, 2008 | Singer 1116 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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