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Needle will get stuck in the bobbin area and break

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SOURCE: my thread gets stuck down in the bobbin area.

Ensure that you are threaded correctly, set your tension for roughly 4.5 and "floss" your machine when threading by grabbing the thread by the needle immediately prior to threading the needle with your left hand, and the thread on the top by the spool with your right hand; then pull the thread back and forth briefly.
Ensure that your bobbin is in the bobbin case in the correct orientation.
Ensure that your feed dogs are in the "up" position. Many inexpensive machines do not have the option to drop the feed dogs, and I believe your kenmore to be one that lacks the option, but consult your manual just to be sure.
Also make sure you're using a good quality thread. Use a European thread, and definitely avoid anything from the dollar bin or any kind of "dual duty" type thread. Cheap thread causes nasty nasty things to happen to sewing machines.

If none of these fixes solves your problem, let me know; but going through the above will solve 99% of problems like you're describing.

Good luck,

-R

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Ran over a pin. Replaced needle, cleaned bobbin. Turns on with light but doesn't run now.


Did a piece of the needle get stuck on the lower part of the threading area? Sometimes if mine breaks i have to pull out the bottom thread and find that little tiny culprit. Take a close look.

Apr 07, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Needle breaking


Is the needle all the way up? Are you sure it's actually hitting the bobbin? It MAY--and quite possibly IS--inserted too low in the needle clamp. Make absolutely sure that it's all the way up. Another factor can be your foot--make sure that it's properly inserted and tight, because it's probably hitting the foot and breaking--not the bobbin. In addition, it could be hitting the needle plate. You can determine WHERE it's breaking by manually turning the hand wheel--ALWAYS towards you--several times to see the position of your needle relative to the foot and needle plate.

Aug 15, 2014 | Singer Confidence 7463 Computerized Sewing...

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I have a Futura XL-400 and when I am embroidering it keeps breaking the thread at the needle area. I hear a noise which sounds like its coming from the bobbin arean then the thread breaks and its also


try these suggestions
change the needle
check the needle plate for burrs

Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly

Apr 11, 2013 | Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And...

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Thread breaking


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle


Bobbin thread breaks

1. There is a right way & wrong way to insert the bobbin in the case --when you insert the bobbin in if it doesn't stitch correctly turn the bobbin over see if that helps or bobbin case is not inserted correctly

2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder

3. The bobbin is damaged & doesn't turn smoothly

4. Lower thread tension is two tight

Aug 13, 2012 | Janome Sewing Machines

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The upper thread breaks immediately I start operating


Upper thread breaks
needle may be in backwards

Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw

to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat

side to the back of the machine

Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then

tighten the needle clamp screw

upper tension may be to tight

the needle may be bent or damaged

thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads

or lint

Apr 17, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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The needle is stuck in the Shark 612C model sewing machine, any solutions?


Try http://www.fixsewingmachine. com I also suggest that you clean bobbin case. Now, when needle is "stuck", this requires patience and care in "jiggling" the hand wheel to and fro until needle point begins to clear the jammed area. Carefully snip one thread that moves up under needle and jiggle hand wheel by carefully turning hand wheel toward you to see if you can move the take-up lever all the way up to the UP position. Look at bobbin case area and remove bobbin. Cut bobbin thread and remove bobbin case. Sweep gently with brush underneath case and carefully, gently sweep over the feed dogs, poking very ends of brush bristles into "teeth" area to remove lint, fuzz ball/s, and any loose thread/s. Raise presser foot, remove (possibly bent) needle. Insert new needle of appropriate size for fabric weight. Make sure needle pushed all the way up into needle bar groove, at side to back. Keep presser foot RAISED while rethreading. This allows thread to locate tension discs, and HOLD THREAD TAUT. Replace bobbin, making sure thread is EVENLY distributed on it. Imablanced bobbins cause jams, and bobbins with burrs and scratches can real havoc as well as the hook part of the shuttle where the bobbin fits. Smooth such areas with emery cloth carefully, ever so gently. Hope my suggestions are a solution for you. Jimmy

Apr 06, 2012 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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Needle arm stuck


Firstly, do you pull the fabric as it goes through the machine; this is a surefire way to break needles. Tension imbalance shouldn't be breaking a needle; more likely the thread would break if the top tension is too tight. And botton tension shouldn't need adjusting at all.

It may be that your needle is striking the presser foot if you are applying some "pull" to the fabric at the back of the foot.

But sewing very heavy fabrics is a challenge for many domestic machines - upholstery, heavy denim and canvas is tough going for many machines. Some tough mechanical machines will manage it but many won't. You can try using a roller or walking (even feed) foot as this may help with moving the fabric through but often the feed dogs just can't grip and move the heavy fabric enough. If you need to sew heavy fabrics regularly maybe consider finding a 2nd hand industrial straight stitch machine such as the Singer 20U.

In the case of your Bernettte, remove the needle plate (two screws), pressure foot, stub of needle and bobbin and then search the bobbin rotary hook area and see if there is a piece of needle stuck anywhere, you may need to turn the machine upside down and see if it falls out of the race area. I think this machine has a plastic horizontal bobbin case ??? If so, you will probably find that this has dislodged and may have been struck by the needle so remove it and give it a good visual check for damage, if there is a pierce mark, then give this a file down with an emery board to smoooth it. While it is out, see if the flywheel will now rotate the rotary hook fully.

Then reassemble by putting the bobbin case back in lining up the mark on the case with the stopper in the rotary hook, replacing the needle plate, pressure foot and a new needle.

If you can't get it to unlock at all, then it will need to go to a technician for repair.

Nov 07, 2011 | Bernina Bernette 75

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I was sewing some thick cloth and my needle broke. Now it want sew a good stitch. It keeps unthreading from the needle like its not feeding the thread right. I have to retrhead after I try a stich. It...


Hi, make sure there are no needle parts stuck in the bobbin/feed dog area. Also,make sure there is no lint in the same area. In my sewing experience, lint jams up smooth operation of all sewing machines.I would take apart the bobbin case, clean it and reinsert. Also, make sure that it has been oiled according to the instructions in your manual. Another issue which sewers forget about is changing needles....if there is a burr on a needle, threads break, don't feed properly, create more fuzz and eventually break. I hope this help you.
Happy Sewing.

Jul 15, 2011 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Fabric stuck in hole where bobbin is underneath


Turn off the machine and remove the needle.

Lift the presser foot and remove the inner hoop and then the rest of the hoop.

Move the fabric to one side and cut the threads with a seam ripper.

Open the needle plate.

Remove the bobbin and bobbin case.

Clean away any thread or lint in this area.

You should repeat the last three steps routinely as lint and thread snips can accumulate in these area and cause mis-stitching.

Replace the bobbin case, bobbin and needle plate.

Use a new needle.

Jun 29, 2009 | Simplicity SE3 Computerized Sewing Machine

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