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Both dials on the right spin when I try to sew. I try to tighten them, but they won't stay tight and the needle won't move (kind of stuck in bobbin winding mode)

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First make sure that the bobbin winder clutch (handwheel) is tight. DO this buy spining the small ring all the way clockwise. Then make sure that the butonhole dial is set to top dead center. then Also check to make sure that the the top stitch slector is set to straight stitch.

If any of this was not the problem then look at the botom of the nobs there should be a small hole. in that hole there is a set screw that may have come loose. you will need ether a small flat head screwdriver, or a alen rench 1.5 or 2.0 mm. let me know if this did not fix it.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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Upper thread breakage is usually caused by incorrect threading, the tension being too tight, or the thread is wrapped around the spool pin or catching somewhere in the thread path.

Remove the thread completely from the machine.

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RAISE the presser foot and rethread the machine making sure it follows the correct thread path (consult the owner's manual). Verify that the bobbin is spinning the right direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin case is properly threaded.

Set the upper tension somewhere around the midway point between high & low numbers.

Retest.

If problems persist, there may be debris buildup stuck in the tension disk. Remove the thread. RAISE the presser foot, set the tension all the way to zero. Dampen a length of pearl cotton with rubbing alcohol and gently pull the pearl cotton DOWN through the tension disk a couple of times. Rethread with regular sewing thread, reset the tension to the midway point and retest.

If cleaning the tension disk does not help, then it is possible the tension disk is malfunctioning or broken. Take it for service.

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1. Remove the bobbin and bobbin case. Try checking to see if the machine will set up without power loss.
If it stays on you need to adjust the bobbin case so it is just tight enough to keep it from spinning. Put the bobbin case in. There are screws on top of the case to loosen. Move the hand wheel each direction and see it move. The screws will allow a bracket to move to a point which will prevent the bobbin case from spinning.
Replace the bobbin. Check the tension. (See instruction)
2. While rotating the hand wheel check the bobbin to see if the needle thread moves across the top of the bobbin without getting stuck. Also, pay attention if the needle hits the sides.
3. If the thread gets stuck the bobbin case will need to be loosened about one hair strand distance.
4. If power loss is still a loss check good connection to the socket. Sometimes making a small bend will correction.
5. Check the connection to the machine. If it is loose you may need to make a very small bend on the connection. They have to be tight.
6. The same thing has to be done with the foot controller.
See attachment for tension adjustment.

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There is a screw-in "hub", a round thingie, to tighten on the end of the machine, in the middle of the big spinning wheel. Hold the wheel and turn the hub clock-wise to tighten it ("Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosy).

It may be a bit tight to start with, they can "jam" open. Just turn it firmly as needed.

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sometimes when you break a needle it can cause the machine to
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shop to be checked by the technican

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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

Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
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thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly & that you are using the right kind of bobbin .

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My thread keeps breaking at the end of my sewing session. not sure why, I've been sewing blocks for a quilt and I've tried to change the thread


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1.needle may be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
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 or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5
3.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
4.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint
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Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
1.always start with a empty bobbin
Never wind one color over the other
2.choose thread that is identical in color & type as the one to be used for upper threading
3.wind the bobbin evenly across & in layers
4.don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
5.bent bobbin--replace
6.lint built up in the bobbin case--frequent cleanings will eliminate this problem, the more often you use the sewing machine the more often it needs to be cleaned
7.thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case, check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly, & that you are using the right kind of bobbin .

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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

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If it was sewing correctly BEFORE the needle break...why did the needle break in the first place?...and what fixes did you make?
If it sewed properly...what changed?

Cut your upper thread close to the spool...make sure the presser foot is raised and pull the cut off thread section through/out of the machine from the needle area (sewing direction...do not pull the thread backwards!)

Clean out the bobbin area...remove any traces of lint or pieces of thread...look for any broken off needle pieces... brush the bobbin area out....then add a drop of sewing machine oil (but only if your manual says to oil that area).

Remove the needle plate to expose the feed dogs...brush/clean out that area too and add a drop of sewing machine oil...then secure the needle plate back on.
Replace the needle...do it again...yup...some needles arrive bad from the factory. Make sure the needle is inserted and positioned properly. Then thread the machine WITH the presser foot in raised position. (The thread needs to get seated into the upper tensions.)
..with the.presser foot down...thread the new needle.
Oh...and use the correct needle for the thread. (a universal 80/12 is standard).
Thread can cause issues too. Try a different bobbin, or maybe a different spool of thread to see if that makes a difference.

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