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The Bobbin thread keeps jamming and the Bobbin Holder jams in place then comes off the Hook Race.

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  • mandojr51 Apr 09, 2011

    It has been working fine. the machine has been only used slightly and store most of the time, but in use it has worked perfectly -why the timing now?

  • mandojr51 Apr 09, 2011

    I'm using a metal bobbin which I believe did not come with the machine originally. It's new. My neighbor suggest I use a plastic bobbin? But I'm about to insert an original one.

  • mandojr51 Apr 09, 2011

    Guess what? I put in one of the original bobbins and it works!! My wife thanks you very, very much!!

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Hello,
Sounds to me like the timing is off inside your sewing machine. Unless you have the equipment to time a sewing machine and the knowledge on how to time it I recommend you take it to a sewing machine tech. Should not cost but $20 - $25 dollars.
Regards, Tony

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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    Iron Apr 09, 2011

    Well, sometimes it happens just like that for no reason. Let me ask this too. are you using the bobbins that came with your sewing machine? Or are they newer ones? Sometime the more cheaper bobbins do not function so well.




  • Iron
    Iron Apr 09, 2011

    Your sewing machine should be serviced annually for minimal use and twice a year if you use it a lot. There are parts that have to be lubricated and the timing checked. Sometimes what seams like a simple jam can set the timing off.

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    Iron Apr 09, 2011

    There are plastic and metal bobbins. Each have two designs. Using the wrong bobbin can really cause you problems.

  • Iron
    Iron Apr 09, 2011

    Hey, that's great to hear. So now make sure to use only plastic bobbins from now on. The metal ones are for primarily older sewing machine. Tell your wife she is welcome :)

    Regards,
    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron Apr 09, 2011

    And if your does happen to use a metal one then use that style metal one.

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After cleaning the hook system which for which a problem was indicated., it still wouldn't work.


1. Clean the hook area again. Put one drop of oil on the race that the bobbin case rides on.
2. Make sure the holder on the bobbin case area is held secure while it is turning. It will need to be adjusted if the bobbin case wants to fall off of the race or has a lot of room when you move the handwheel back and forth. Test this by turning the hand wheel back and forth.
3. Once this is finished thread the machine through a new needle. a. Place the tension on four.
b. Now, turn the hand wheel towards you and hold the thread in back of the needle.
4. While doing this watch to see if the bobbin thread is pulled by the hook around the needle thread without getting stuck. (Needle now in rising motion still under plate.)
**If the bobbin thread cannot be pulled above the plate try to increase the top tension a small amount.
**If it still can't be pulled above the plate then loosen the bobbin a bit.
This may take a little while to get it right. Always, try to adjust from the top tension first.

Feb 15, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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What to do to fix the bobbin thread from jamming up everytime


There are a couple of reasons that can cause this.
a. Raise the pressure foot. As you load the top thread give small tugs to check for snags. They must be stopped.
b. Once the top threading is done on top lower the pressure foot. Now, give a tug on the thread. Is the tension really hard or just average? You may need to lower the tension to stop the jamming of the bobbin thread.
c. Clean the bobbin area. Check the bobbin tension and adjust as you need to.
d. Put a drop of oil on the race. (Thing the bobbin case sits on)
e. As the bobbin hook (sharp thing) is rotating does the bobbin case move back and forth a lot. You may need to adjust the bar that is next to the bobbin case so it can't rotate. Usually you will need to move it forward.
SEE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO ADJUST THE BOBBIN. TENSION OF UPPER AND LOWER THREAD MUST BE RIGHT.

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My pfaff 4.2 keeps saying remove thread jam under the stitch plate. I have cleared everything several times but it keeps coming up on the screen.


Candace, while not familiar with the 4.2, I've had thread jams on my trusty old Pfaff. I hope this helps!

If you are able to totally remove the bobbin cover/stitch plate, please do so. Ideally, there will be one or two screws holding it in place.

remove the bobbin

carefully inspect the bobbin housing; thread likes to hide behind the housing. If you find some thread, use a tweezers to remove it.

If no thread is found, see if there are one or two screws holding the bobbin holder/raceway in place, or just a lever. Try to remove the bobbin holder, carefully noting what the orientation is of all pieces is (using a cellphone to capture pictures of before and after is great!).

Clear any threads from the raceway, carefully re-assemble everything, test and good luck!!!

Apr 22, 2015 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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I have a Necchi 4900 and the thread catches on the bobbin holder , moves the bobbin holder out of place , james , have taken it out cleaned everthing under the bobbin and takewn the underneath cover


try changing the needle to see if that helps
if it doesn't,, then I suggest that the sewing machine be checked
at a repair shop to see if the bobbin case needs to be replaced and
to see if the hook and the hook race need to be replaced

Nov 01, 2012 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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Janome 6500 jamming - cleaned out bobbin case - no help


Have you removed the bobbin holder and then put it back in lining up the little red markings on the right hand side? If the case has moved slightly then it will keep jamming and the bobbin thread won't clear to form a stitch. The case is held in place by a magnet and a stopper but it will dislodge if you have a bad thread jam, then it keeps happening even if you have removed all the thread because its not in position.

Check this solution for image how to remove and replace the bobbin case. http://www.fixya.com/support/t9289728-bobbin_seems

When you take out the bobbin case, carefully inspect it for any damage and burrs in the black plastic, if there are any then file them carefully out with a nail file or fine sandpaper, a burr will keep catching thread too. Or you may actually need to replace the bobbin holder if it has been pierced by the needle badly, they are about $35 or so.

You may also want to get it serviced. On my 6500 during its last service the technician added a little piece that is a Janome "after sale replacement" part. It is slightly longer than the standard part, and is a little metal bit on the left hand side of the rotary hook area which is holding the bobbin holder in place better. Haven't had a major jam up since this was fitted so you may want to get this fitted on yours too.

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My machine keeps jamming, what happens is that the top thread gets caught in the hook how do i solve this


Be sure there are no thread tails hanging from the bobbin when it's inserted into the bobbin case. They can jam the machine and cause the upper thread to break. And note that there's no such thing as a generic bobbin. Always use a bobbin designed for your machine in order to avoid skipped stitches, loose threads, and noise, as well as permanent damage to the bobbin case.
Clean your bobbin case and open the race (what you insert the bobbin into) to clean that out as well as the feed dogs. Excess lint can cause a lot of trouble when you're sewing so cleaning and oiling often can save you frustration and damage. Also use a quality thread that will not add to the lint build up.
Your race might also have a small burr that needs to be gently rubbed off. Do not use sandpaper as that will cause more burrs to form.
Hope this helped.

Jan 20, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I threaded it all right i have cheacked it many times but the thread in the bobbin keeps getting jammed


Many causes for this problem. Most common are;
  1. Top thread not inserted correctly.(must keep thread tight.)
  2. Debris and loose thread around the bobbin cage. All it takes is a tiny piece of thread in the right place.
  3. Bobbin inserted backwards in the "bobbin holder". When installed correctly, There is some resistance when you pull on the thread, but the bobbin will spin without trying to pop out of the "bobbin holder".

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Threads jammed in bobbin race


Giving your make and model is always a good idea, saves time and more.Depending on the style of machine, front loader will have clips to undo the collar around the Hook, just take note as it comes apart how it will need to go back together....tilt the machine slightly backwards to stop it all falling out immediately (!!!)
Top loader will require the needleplate to be removed to get at the bobbin case.
You do not want to go trying to take the hook race apart unless you know exactly what you are calling what and know how to do it.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Bobbin thread jam


You can remove the thread jam by moving the hand wheel back and forth. Remove the bobbin case and bobbin.Unthread and remove the needle.Rock the handwheel back and forth. Don't be rough but you will need to exert a little pressure to get this thread to come out. What you are doing is cutting the thread which is locked inside the hook race.
sewman7

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Bobbin thread getting jammed


kyoungblood4
Are you making sure that your pressure foot is up when you thread the upper thread? If it isn't then your thread is not seating correctly in the tension disks. It will then be loose and make a birds nest(mess) under what you are trying to sew. The other thing to check is which way you are putting the bobbin into the bobbin case, different machines do it different ways. Some want the thread to come out of the case in the same direction as the slot on the case and some want it to come off in the opposite direction.

Guest,
Probably when your son broke the needle he knocked it out of time. You will need to have a sewing machine technician to repair that.

Hope this has been helpful for you bothl Liz M

Aug 07, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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