Went to use machine and will not run--displays "stop for safety purposes"--I have rethread the machine, reinserted the bobbin, have checked for lint in bobbin holder and feed dog--none--I cannot move needle manually nor with foot pedal.
When I have this problem, I turn the knob back and forth (gently) to try to get the needle to release and lift. I get this error message when the needle has shifted (either in the fabric or from using the machine alot at the needle placement shifts).
check your needle, it probably has shifted a bit.
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Sound like one or the other of the threads is stuck. Completely un- thread your machine and remove the bobbin. See if the needle moves freely with the machine unthreaded. If it does, carefully rethread the machine and reinsert the bobbin, making sure the bobbin thread is feeding the correct direction. Let us know what happens.
if it's still under warrenty I suggest taking the machine back. try changing the needle try turning the bobbin the opposite direction if you have a front or side loading bobbin case try reinserting the bobbin case back in the machine or it could be the motherboard has gone bad, or the foot pedal
try changing the needle rethread the machine top and bobbin try a different bobbin make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint also possible that something has gone wrong with the computer part of the sewing machine.
if the hook & hook race are not in the machine stationary then the machine needs to be check to find out why there not staying in there position
& since the machine hasn't been used in years it needs to be serviced
This is usually what happens if the bobbin case gets dislodged, its just held in place by a magnet but if you have a jam up, often gets moved out of position. Remove top metal plate, take out bobbin, and have a look at the bobbin case, should be two metal markers or red dotsmfront side that align. Lift the case out by grasping edge and lifting up and towards you, clean underneath with the little brush, remove any jammed up threads, then return case to position, aligning the marks.
change the needle
clean under the needle plate where the feed dogs are for lint
also clean in bobbin area for lint & loose threads
rethread the machine make sure to get every thread guide
check the thread tension usually 3 or 4
change the needle
rethread the top thread make sure the thread doesn't come off the thread take up lever
check the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
also rethread the bobbin in the bobbin case & reinsert it
also check the top thread tension try 3 or 4
I have a Brother CE 4000 Computer sewing machine. I had the same problem when I first used it. I worked with it several hours but to no avail so I decided to stop and wait until my head clear..
I went back a couple of days later. Reread the manual and started over. I discovered my problem was that I was threading the bobbin wrong. Once I threaded it precisely as the manual stated it worked fine.
So this might be your problem. Make sure that the thread on the bobbin is wind on properly. It should be wound evenly. The bobbin must be threaded precisely as the manual says.
Try rethreading the bobbin and the machine
and see if that help.
Take out your bobbin case and examine it for nicks, scratches and or rough spots.If the problem is not too bad it may be possible to buff out the bad spot with an emery stick or emery cloth. If that isn't possible or it makes too much noise after you buff it you will have to replace it. Look especially along the edges and underneath. sewman7