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Brother LS 1520 Everytime I try to use the satin stitch (for applique) it seems like the timing is off and the needle will hit something in the bobbin area every 5th or 6th stitch. Then either the thread tangles or the needle breaks. The machine will not do this with any of the other stitches (zig zag and straight stitch both work fine). I've taken the bobbin area apart, cleaned it well, and oiled it, but the problem still remains. Any solutions? OR do I just need to take it to a shop?

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  • Michelle May 22, 2011

    I have changed the needle, cleaned it and oiled it. I hear a clunking sound around every 5th or 6th stitch (like the needle is hitting something). I just found it curious b/c it only does it with the satin stitch. All the others still work great so I was hoping maybe it was something I was doing wrong. Ah well, a trip to the shop it is!


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before you decide to take him to the store.
try to check why did you experience a problem occurs.

Why does the needle keep breaking?

There could be several reasons why the needle keeps breaking.

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1> Make sure the needle is correctly inserted with the flat side facing the back and pushed up into the machine as far as possible.

2> The needle could have been damaged or bent.
If so replace with a new one.

3> Make sure the fabric is not pulled excessively when sewing.
Let the feed dogs move the fabric.
Do not pull the fabric.

4> The combination of needle size, thread size and fabric is incorrect.
Be sure to use the correct needle and thread size for the fabric you are sewing.
(example: Denim-size 16 needle and 40-50 heavy duty thread).

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> Combination of fabric, thread and needle ( CLICK HERE )

but if the damage is found on your machine, the easy way you decide to take it to the shop may be right if you do not have the skills to repair the damage.

Please accept if your problem solve

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I presume you've changed the needle as well as cleaning and oiling it. If so, and you can hear something touching in the rotary hook then yes, it sounds like the timing is off, so time for a drive in the car to the shop. Certainly if its breaking needles then its got an issue.

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