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I inherited my mother's Tiptronic 2040, and needed to sew a simple seam. I admit to not having much experience. I have re-threaded it several times,; re-worked the bobbin but the top thread keeps getting jammed inside the bobbin area. The needle will rise twice (making 2 stitches), then locks up, stops, and I have to open the bobbin area to struggle to get the tight thread removed.There is no information in the manual to explain what I may be doing incorrectly, in fact I'm disappointed in the manual as a learning tool. Yes, I need some lessons...but can I get some help to get this one seam...PLEASE?!

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Deep breath. Ohmmmmm.... ok now.

Few things you need to know.

1. Try to remember TTN when you run into problems like this it stands for Thread, Tension, Needle. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as universal thread and needles. You'll need to determine what kind of thread and needle is best for your application.

2. When things gets bunched up under the fabric it Usually means that the tension for the top thread is too loose. However, a bad, bend or just plain wrong needle will cause these problems too.

3. Always grasp the threads (both top and bottom) and pull gently backwards when starting a seam. Some old school seamstresses and seamsters say to make sure your needle is at its upper most position (just before it starts to move down) before you begin sewing.

4. since you've had a couple instances with this issue... you might have to clean the bobbin race area. I'm a bit reluctant to tell you about this but remove the bobbin and look carefully for other stray threads, dust bunny's etc.

I hope this helps some. ;o)

S

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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