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Machine not stitching

Hi, I have just bought the abovel sewing machine from a friend , I have given it a good clean and change the oil. I am trying to get it to stitch, every time I try to stitch the thread breaks, infact it is not stitching at all, the thread just breaks. I tried re threading it (from the manual) but everything fails, please help, I know it works, before I took it home it was just missing stitches, but now its doing nothing.
thanking you in advance

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  • Ms Pearl Jun 14, 2008

    Hi Richie -asg1,

    I tried your suggestion plus I adjusted the tension on the bobbin, which was too tight. The top thread is still breaks but not as much, however, the machine is still not stitching, it just about make a stitch about every 2-3cm. I am at a loss, tried everything. Any more suggestions?. please help

  • simeus1 Jul 05, 2008

    I have exactly the same problems, the thread breaks, it doesn't stitch at all. And the engine sound is too heavy.



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Hi there!

This is nearly always down to the top thread tension being too tight.

At some point before the stitch-arm, there should be a tension wheel or adjuster.
Back it waaaaaay off, and spread the plates to see if there is any trapped thread in there. Clean it out if there is.

Then rethread as normal. Tighten down the top tension wheel untill you feel it bite on the thread when you pull it through. About the same drag as pulling a teacup along a table is good.

Also make sure the bottom bobbin is in the right way around. I don't know why, but it does make a difference to the tension.

If this helps at all, rate as Fixya.
If not - contact me again and we'll try something else.
Thanks for posting.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    Richard Perkins Jun 14, 2008

    Top tension is still too tight.

    Is the thread too thick?

    Are you sure it is passing through the tensioner correctly?

    Try a test run of stitching. Is the thread pulled tight at the top, and baggy at the bottom?

    Is it a belt drive model to the bottom catch mechanism? of it is, the timing may be off.

    There is a timing mark on the outside of the spool assembly.

    This should be passing to the left just as the needle enters the footplate. If it isn't the timing needs setting up correctly.

    Hope this helps.



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