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I have lost the instruction book and cannot seem to thread the needle correctly.

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Go to www.singerco.com and download a free copy of your manual under the customer service tab. Good Luck, happy sewing

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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Can I use a twin needle on Janome Sewist 500? I have tried and the threads keep getting tangled, or I get skipped stitches.


Difficult to say. The manual doesn't seem to mention using a double needle. However, frequently, the the bobbin loads from the top or the front, there is a possibility a double needle will work.

Be sure you are using the correct needle and thread for your project. Use a ball-point for knitted fabric. Also, be sure to thread one top thread all the way through the needle and then thread the other thread. Do not thread them at the same time as the threads will twist. If your machine has separators in the thread path for separate threads, be sure to separate the threads. (Most likely your machine does not have separators since there is no mention of using double needles.) ALWAYS THREAD with the presser foot raised.

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How to fix time hook on special adition XL5700 the needle not picking up the bobbin thread


CHECK THESE FIRST::
NEW NEEDLE.
MAKE SURE NEEDLE IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION. LOOK AT YOUR INSTRUCTION BOOK.
MAKE SURE INSERTED IS TOTALLY INSERTED.
CHECK TO SEE IF THE BOBBIN THREAD IS STUCK. ALSO, ENOUGH LENGTH OF BOBBIN LENGTH EXTENDED TO ALLOW THE NEEDLE TO PULL IT UPWARDS.
MAKE SURE THE BOBBIN THREAD IS INSERTED THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND SET WITH CORRECT TENSION.
CHECK TOP NEEDLE TENSION TO INSURE THERE IS TENSION ENOUGH TO PULL THE BOBBIN THREAD ABOVE THE THROAT.
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My machine makes a noise that seems to come from the needle point rubbing the race (the bottom part that rotates in the bobbin) and the needle bent twice in a day


A couple of reasons for these problems.
Is the needle the right manufacturer for your machine? Some needles will indicate that they are a needle for ALL machines but this not always correct.
They will fit but are sometimes minutely out when used hence the noise of the needle hitting the bobbin or the hook assembly.
Check also if the needle is in the machine the correct way the needles have a rounded side and a flat side at the top away from the needle hole.
The flat side of the needle goes in with the flat side against the needle bar. In other words facing away from you. Check that the needle is in all the way and tighten the needle screw as tight as you can with your fingers. Don't use a screw driver.
Do all the other checks as well.
Is the bobbin area clean and a drop of oil will also help with noisy dried out moving parts.
Check your threading. Is the top thread in ALL the threading points. Does the top thread and bobbin thread match (same type or manufacturer)
Get out your instruction book and look up the oiling points. This can save you heaps of $$$ at the repairman
Hope I have answered some of your questions Dot

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The self threader won't catch the thread


make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder
if the needle threader has worked before then there could be something
wrong with the needle threader
here is a link for a manual

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/545_7470-instruction-book-engfrespa.pdf

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Can't seem to thread the machine properly so's I can use twin needle and pin tuck foot. Keeps de-activating the machine, so obviously not threading it properly, but can't understand the instruction book.


when you insert the twin needles, & add the 2nd spool of thread,, you just thread the machine the same way as with a single needle,,
that's what I do & it works just fine

Nov 04, 2010 | Brother InnovIs 4000D Computerized Sewing...

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I seem to be threading the spool correctly, yet the needle doesn't pick up the thread.


You haven't stated the exact model, but the principle for picking up the spool thread is pretty universal.

After loading the spool into the bobbin case and correctly threading the spool, pull the thread up through the sliding cover plate to lie on the machine bed and mostly close the cover.

Lift the presser foot, thread the needle and then advance the balance wheel slowly so that the needle goes down and then returns up. If the machine is correctly threaded, correctly adjusted , has an unbent needle and the needle is appropriate to the thread size, then it should pick up the bobbin thread. Just pull on the loose end of the needle thread and the loop with the bobbin thread should come up through the needle hole. Pull both threads to the right from where they have just emerged, allowing the loose end of the bobbin thread to disappear beneath the cover plate before re-emerging through the needle hole. Close the cover fully, lower the foot onto the work and start sewing.

If the above fails, then check that the spool is loaded the correct way around into the bobbin. It makes no difference to many models, but does to some. If you don't have the instruction book then just try both ways. It also helps to ensure that the machine is correctly maintained with no build ups of lint and correctly oiled with sewing machine oil. This is a light oil grade but has additives to ensure that it sticks where it's needed, "3-in-1" brand oil can be used but may need to be applied more frequently and the machine will need cleaning more often.

If the pick up still doesn't work, then your machine needs to go for repair as it either has a damaged bobbin or a screw has come loose in the mechanism causing the machine to lose timing. For older Singer models, all of the timing and servicing information is available free on the web. Just enter your model number followed by "manual" or "service".

Good luck, please add a comment if any of my answer has puzzled you, but otherwise I'd appreciate it if you would take a moment to rate my reply.

Sep 17, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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SIMILAR PROBLEM OF TOP THREAD ACCUMULATING IN BOBBIN AREA


it sounds like a needle threading problem. if you have the instruction book, pull yout needle thread off the machine and re-thread as per the book ie presser foot up and make sure thread goes betwen tension discs and up over takeup lever.

to check needle tension is ok, lower presser foot and pull needle thread through needle, the needle thread should be tight enough to bend the needle a little.

goodluck,

scott.

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Bobbin thread won't "pick up" right


Check that you have the needle inserted properly i.e if the needle shank has a flat side make sure you have it inserted per your instruction book ... also make sure the needle is inserted all the way. Also double check that you are using the correct needle type.

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Starting overlocking


hi there,

check & correct the FF:
  • Correct thread tension.
  • Replace needle.
  • Replace needle with correct size.
  • Use proper thread or needle.
  • Check threading order.
  • Increase pressure on presser foot.
  • Reset needle.

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