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HI I have a Necchi Super Utility sewing machine and it has suddenly stopped picking up the thread from the shuttle. I have recently been sewing some quite heavy leatherette material, could this of caused the problem and do you know how to fix it?

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open the bobbin case and see if the hook is turning, if it is it is just a timing problem with the hook and needle, if it isn't tuning you may have a broken gear or timing belt.....It eill need to be looked at or adj by someone who repairs them....Daniel

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Inspect the "feed dog", this is the spiky plate under the foot. It is the one that drags the fabric or material. Check if its already worn out and might need replacing. See also if your unit is equipped with adjustment for feed dog. Shift it up.

When you feed a fabric material, start on the edge. a small cut on the edge will make it easier to feed the material over and under the foot.

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well i would advice, that in this manual, you check on the adjusting thread take up stroke on page 19.
hope that helps

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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Good day!!!

If the problem is always broke the needle..

The problem could be the correct timing of the machine please adjust the timing of your sewing machine to fix your problem...

Thank you and good luck..

Posted on Jun 24, 2011

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Hi malonicus121,

Welcome to fixya!

You can order the quilter and seam guide attachments at: http://www.allynint.com/access.htm

Here is their homepage with phone numbers: http://www.allynint.com/

Since they are Necchi importers, I would guess that they could order the embroidery unit for you. Couldn't find an embroidery attachment available for this machine except on ebay. You might want to watch ebay for this.

Also, here is the website for the "SewVac Doctor": http://sewvacdoctor.com/
Not only does he give lots of answers, he does repairs. He probably would know where you could get an embroidery attachment should you have trouble finding one.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Posted on Jul 13, 2011

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Hi I have a Janome 419S or 423S, the problem seems to be my hook race unit keeps getting loose and then the thread jams up. What can be done? Please


A jammed machine is caused by thread being caught in thehook. Remove the upper thread and the bobbin case, turn the hand wheel towardsyou (counterclockwise) by hand and remove any thread in the bobbin case area. Alwaysturn the hand wheel towards you. Turning the hand wheel away from you(clockwise) can cause the machines timing to become unaligned and jam yourmachine. Also, always make sure the presser foot is in the down position beforeyou start sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will jam yourmachine in the bobbin case. If youhave an older model sewing machine with a shuttle hook, then you can alsofollow these: 1. Disconnect the sewing machine from any power source.Loosen the thumb screw on the left side of the sewing machine body and removethe cover to expose the needle bar. This is the shaft that extends down andthat you attach a needle to for sewing. Open the shuttle race and remove the bobbinand bobbin case. 2. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the needle hasreached the lowest point of the stroke. The hook should be at the top of itsstroke inside the shuttle race. Loosen the set screw for the needle bar on theupper part of the machine, this is located on the needle bar bushing (thecollar that the needle bar slides through when making a stitch). The needle barshould slide easily up and down. 3. Turning the wheel again, adjust the position of the tipof the needle so that the upper part of the needle eye is just below the bottomedge of the hook inside the shuttle race. Once in position, re-tighten the setscrew on the needle bar bushing. Do not allow the needle bar to slip whiledoing this. 4. Replace the bobbin and bobbin case and close the shuttlerace. Thread and plug in your machine. Using a sizable scrap of cloth, sew aseam to check to see if there are any skips in the stitching. If there arestill skips re-adjust the timing again until you can sew without any skipped stitches. 5. When proper timing has been achieved replaces the coveron the needle bar and tighten the thumb screw. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Sep 13, 2011 | Vacuums

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Royal Series, Necchi, Model # 80331763 bobbin does not take up thread properly. No manual unsure if i am threading it correctly.


You can get Necchi instruction manual from Necchi website: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Necchi_Sewing_Machines.htm". Makesure the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needlebar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok,take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side ofthe bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right.Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of(looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook whichis the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece.Locate the tip of it, turn the hand wheel toward you until the needle is in thelowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top ofthe left side of the cut off circle. Checkwhether underneath thread is looping on the fabric. If so then you've mis-threadedthe top, probably haven't raised the presser foot when threading so you can getthe upper thread into the tension. You need to thread the upper part with thepresser foot up. (You can put it down to thread the needle.)

Not picking up thread can be several issues, like bobbin is miswound, bobbincase isn't snapped in properly, you're using the wrong type bobbin, machine isout of time, needle is bent or burred, machine is dirty and in need of dustbunny eviction and a little oil but most of the time the issue is once againmisthreading: sewing machine needles have a front and a back and they have tobe placed in the needle holder correctly. In that case your manual is needed, take all the thread offthe machine (yes, spool off the spool pin, bobbin out of the bobbin case), pullthe needle plate and clean your machine thoroughly, using brush and vacuum (notcompressed air) and oiling per the instruction manual. Put it all backtogether, putting in a 80/12 needle, correctly oriented. Hang on to theneedle thread when you fetch up the bobbin thread.

Each and every seam you start is going to be done this way:
1) Pull the tail of the top and bobbin thread behind the presser foot
2) Put the work under the needle and use the hand wheel to lower the needleinto the work
3) Drop the presser foot
4) Holding the thread tails behind the foot, take a couple of stitches.
5) Drop the thread tails and sew normally. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Sep 12, 2011 | Vacuums

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I've lost my user manual for my necchi sub22 sewing machine and can't for the life of me remember how to wind the thread onto a bobbin. Not a big issue, but it's really bugging me, because I...


You could email: spares@aeuk.co.uk and ask for a manual or call (+44)1322 291137 x 2 between 10:00 and 14:30

Or (Thanks to an article 10 months ago from Farmerbear) you could go to allyint.com
They are the sole US importer of the Necchi machines and I believe they stock replacement manuals. Their number is: 1 800 525 9987 ex 20

Jun 30, 2011 | Vacuums

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Only every 10 or so stitches holds. Probably a tension problem, but I don't have a manual and I've tried every setting and nothing seems to work.


A sewing machine should catch and tie the threads at any thread tension. If it's not tying and you're sure it's threaded correctly then it's out of time.

Timing a sewing machine is not difficult, but the point where you adjust the timing is often not obvious. I don't know what kind of machine you have so I can't tell you just where to set the timing, but you'll find the point in the lower section of the machine, there will generally be a screw or two that, being loosened, will allow the lower section of the machine (where the bobbin is) to turn while the upper section stays still.

You want to watch the needle and the tying mechanism: as the needle starts to come up the top thread becomes slack and the hook on the shuttle carrier (the piece that either turns back and forth or goes round and round, down below) catches the slack top thread and pulls it around the shuttle. If the hook is too early in its motion it can't catch the top thread, if it's late then the top thread is gone before the shuttle can catch it.

Timing the machine is simply a matter of determining if the hook is early in trying to catch the top thread or late. Turn the machine by the handwheel, watch the interaction of the needle and hook, adjust the timing if necessary and try it again.

If you don't see where to time the machine the next best thing is to take it to someone who knows, pay them, and watch where they're making the adjustment.

Good luck with it,

lp

Jan 19, 2011 | Vacuums

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My Kenmore sewing machine timing has gotten off. I am sewing a big upholstery project and it starting bunching thread from the bobbin. The thread is so heavy that I had to put some pressure just to get...


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Disassemble your bobbin case which is realy quite easy, clean thoroughly with a brush and air, paying particular attention to any rust that may have formed, and any thread that may have weazeled it's way into small but very incremental areas of your case.

Make sure your needle is not in backwards.The rounded side should be on the outside

. If threading is correct and your tension is properly adjusted , then check the hook for scratches. If you have ever hit the hook with a needle, it will be scarred and will catch the thread every time the upper thread passes around the bobbin case. the hook is the sharp point on the shuttle that holds the bobbin case. If it is scratched, polish it smooth with VERY fine sand paper

Make sure that your thread arm that rises and falls, constantly having tension running through it and that it is in fact staying in place.

Alternate between the metal and plastic bobbins - sometimes the plastic bobbins tend to chip

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Sewing machine manual for E & R classic kpn400


What size needle do I need for a e&r Classic kpn 400 please, can't get the top thread to catch onto the shuttle thread to bring it up to the surface, I have 90 over 14 universal needle in right now from the last owner. Thank's x

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I need a manual for a NECCHI Model 535FASerial nember 088549 sewing machine


You can find all the manuals for many different sewing machines and download them from the following web site.They do require some fee though.


http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Necchi.htm


Or you can go to this link to learn how to thread.

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Necchi_Sewing_Machine_Threading/Necchi_534_535_threading_Diagram.htm

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Sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread


open the bobbin case and see if the hook is turning, if it is it is just a timing problem with the hook and needle, if it isn't tuning you may have a broken gear or timing belt.....It eill need to be looked at or adj by someone who repairs them....Daniel

Jan 05, 2009 | Vacuums

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