Question about Singer 2517 Mechanical Sewing Machine
First, be certain you have the bobbin in the case correctly. Next, be sure you have a good, tight wind on the bobbin thread. Third, be sure the needle is inserted correctly( the groove should be toward the front of the machine). If none of these is the problem, I might have some other suggestions, but check each of these three first! Good luck!
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.
Thread knotting on the bobbin can be a lot of things but here's some guidance:
If the thread is loose on the bottom of the fabric, it's actually the top thread is too loose. Think of 2 little elves playing tug of war in your machine, one on toip and one underneath. If you have loops on bottom, the top needs to pull harder (tighten top tension)
Jamming bobbin case:
If it is damaged from turning out of place once, it could have rough spots on it that makes the thread hang on it, and keeps making it turn over and over. Use a finger nail board (fine sanding) and smoothall rough spots. Then reset the bobbin case taking care to put the notch in the bobbin case in alignment with the proper spot in the machine (basically 5 o’clock) when looking at the round area where the bobbin case goes.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Check bobbin thread....Insert the bobbin thread into the bobbin case in a clockwise direction...pull the thread through the **** on side of bobbin case and slide up into small opening...make sure you pull through about 2 inches of thread to enable upper thread to loop. Good Luck
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
SOURCE: Bobbin thread will not stitch.
Have you had the machine serviced since you purchased it? This is something that should be done at least once a year.
Take the machine to a certified Singer dealer and explain what is happening. There may or may not be something that needs to be adjusted.
Your warranty is still in effect, but is now limited. Attempting to repair it yourself or having someone who is not a Singer dealer repair it will invalidate the remaining warranty.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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