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New machine out of timing needle to bobbin want too much to fix @ store. DIMself if knew what to adjust

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You could try one of the Yahoo user groups for your particular make of machine, there are some very knowledgeable members who share knowledge.

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I have a Riccar 500FA. The upper thread will not pick up the bobbin thread. I have oiled, cleaned, checked the needle installation, the bobbin installation and the needle is brand new.


needle/hook timing needs adjustment
accredited service agent can fix or any sewing machine service shop should be able to do the job

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I'm having a problem threading my brother sewing machine model XL 3010


1. Clean up any loose thread in the bobbin area.
2. Pull on the bobbin thread while it is out. It should give a tension that is equal to the top tension of three. You'll have to approximate. Adjust the screw tension on the bobbin. It is the screw nearest to the thread exit hole on the side.
3. Put it back in.
4. Now, the top tension should be at about three. If it still allows a little wad on the bottom of the fabric you can adjust the top tension by tightening a small amount and monitor each time you adjust. The wad should go away.

Oct 05, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Brother XL 260I hook timing. My needle doesn't catch the bottom thread. How do I adjust the timing to fix this?


Make sure you are using a brand new needle. Old, damaged or bent needles often will not pick up the bobbin thread.

Search the internet for "sewing machine timing"

There are multiple web sites and videos that discuss fixing timing issues.

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Oct 01, 2016 | Brother Sewing Machines

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remove the cover over the bobbin section so that you can see the needle bobbin carrier interaction
now turn the machine over by hand and watch the needle go down and start to come up
at this point the hook of the bobbin carrier should be very close to the needle just above the eye of the needle
It is at this point the the needle thread is picked up and run around the bobbin carrier to link up with the bobbin thread
if it is not there then take it in for an adjustment as the adjustment is done by loosening off the clamp on the vertical bar at the end of the machine that moves the needle up and down and positioning the needle in the position described
if the needle is hitting the bobbin and the timing is correct , replace the needle as it may be bent or not in properly

Jun 24, 2016 | White Sewing 2037 Mechanical Sewing...

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I can't get the bobbin thread to catch. I have tried changing it and swithing needle positions/tension. Nothing seems to do it.


Most of the time that means that the timing of the machine has become off for some reason. The timing is when the needle catches the bobbin thread. If that is not right it won't catch the bobbin no matter what stitch you try. Unfortunately there are about7 different adjustments that it could be that will fix it. You can try talking to the people at the link that I attached or you may have to bring it in to have someone professionally adjust the timing. Good luck. Sewing Machine Repair Repair Sewing Machines Sewing Machines Repair Fix...

Feb 04, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Zig Zag stitch not working


Is it not working at all or just some of the time? If it is picking up the thread some of the time then the height of the needle might need to be adjusted if the needle is new and good. First change the needle and see if that fixes it but if it doesn't then you may have to bring the machine in to have someone adjust the needle height so that the needle and bobbin are hitting where they are supposed to. Good luck

Sep 25, 2014 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Have a brand new Singer 1507 that keeps jamming the bobbin thread. Have followed threading and winding bobbin instructions closely, but am still having problems with the bobbin thread jamming after 1-2...


I would try adjusting the tension on the machine - this sometimes causes the bobbin thread to jam while sewing. Re thread the entire machine including the top thread. Also it is recommended to use new thread as old thread can ball up after time. If no luck I would call the store you purchased the machine from.

Nov 30, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Needle hits the white plastic where the bobbin case sits.


It may be as simple as you didnt get the needle pushed all the way up in the needle bar. Get new package of needles and try a new needle and make *sure* it goes up as far as you can push it. the reason I suggest a new pkg of needles is if one is bad in the pkg, they are probably all bad. If that doesnt fix it then the needle bar timing/height is off and need to be repaired/adjusted by a tech.

May 05, 2010 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine

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Brother VX 1100 will not pick up bobbin thread...have cleaned and oiled machine and replaced bobbin case, could it be timing? It sure looks like it wants to work but just wont grab the bobbin thread.......


Replace the new needle, making sure the flat side is to the back of the machine.

Hold on to the top thread as the needle lowers and raises.

If it does not catch the bobbin thread, the timing may need adjusted.

You can find a graphic for adjusting the timing at sewusa.com, or take the machine in for service.

Mar 10, 2010 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Skipping stiches


1) It’s possible the machine is threaded incorrectly. Remove the thread completely and rethread the machine. Be sure to use good quality thread--don't buy the cheapest you can find. A good thread will help your machine perform better and your projects last longer.

2) Poor stitch quality can be caused by the needle. Make sure you're using a new needle that's right for the job. Many times machines are taken in for repairs and all they need is a new needle. If you can't remember the last time you changed the needle--it's past time. Needles should be changed at least every eight hours of sewing.

3) When inserting a new needle, make sure the flat side of the needle faces away from the bobbin area. For example, if your machine has a frontloading bobbin, the flat side of the needle faces the back of the machine. If your machine has a side-loading bobbin, the flat side faces the right side of the machine. Some older sergers require special needles that don't have a flat side. Refer to your owner's manual to properly install a serger needle.


4) Thread that shreds or breaks can be blamed on the needle. Use a good thread and make sure the needle eye is large enough for the thread type. Also use the right type of needle for the fabric;
5) The machine tension adjustments put stress on the thread so it doesn't simply flow through the machine. When the upper and lower tensions are balanced, the stitch forms correctly. Tension is easy to adjust--stitch on fabric samples with a different thread colour for the upper and lower threads. Observe the stitch, adjusting the tension until the stitch is formed correctly. As a general rule, adjust the upper tension first. If the stitch still isn't right, adjust the bobbin tension.

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