Bobbin thread not able to feed itself to top thread
So my machine quit working recently & I have a feeling it is something so simple to fix but I cannot figure it out...
I was in the middle of sewing denim when my needle broke. It fell down into the machine. I have since taken it apart and retrieved the tip of the needle and thoroughly cleaned my machine. Now when I go to insert my bottom fed bobbin, the thread will not pick up to send to my needle... What happened?
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Without actually seeing your machine, I can only offer a few suggestions to check. 1. Is the foot missing? Without the little grips, your fabric won't move forward, so there will be no stitching made. 2. Is the bottom bobbin locked into place. 3. Did you recently use the machine to thread a bobbin and forget to tighten it again? 4. Check the thread tension on both the top thread and bottom bobbin.
If the needle isn't going up and down, there is probably something broken inside the machine.
Hi, not familiar with this machine, but a few tips -
Unthread the machine fully. Remove the bobbin. Is the bobbin thread the same as the top thread? Is it a Quality thread (yes, cheapie thread can give big issues!!) Do you have several different threads wound onto the bobbin?? Is the bobbin thread wound on quite tight? If you push your finger nail into the thread wound onto the bobbin, it must not feel soft or spongy. .... hope this in general helps some!
Thanks for the question. If your machine is not sewing on the bottom or making stacks of thread called (bird nesting) there are several simple fixes for this and some not so simple. First you need to make sure that you are threading the bobbin into the holder correctly, Insure that you pull the end of the thread through the little slit on the side of the bobbin and that the thread is somewhat snug but not hard to pull. Once you have done this replace the bobbin in the bobbin holder and thread the feed thread over the top from the spool or thread. making sure that you run it through the auto tensioner. Set the auto thread tension to +1 to start, go ahead and thread the main feed through the bobbin feed so that you have both strings on the sewing deck. Now with a piece of used material, pull both bobbin feed and Main thread behind the machine, insert your test material, drop the material tension foot onto material and start to sew a 1 inch spot. After about one inch check to see if your machine is still nesting thread, if it is you need to add more tention to the main thread by moving the auto tensioner to +2. Now test sew again a short distance and recheck. If you still have a issue move the tension up until the nesting of string stops. If you reach the stop. than it\'s likely that the bobbin holder needs to be adjusted. The bobbin holder has two small screws in it generally that allow a very small screwdriver to adjust the bi metal pensioner on the bobbin holder. This is the area where you slide the string through the little slot in the bobbin holder. You can tighten those screws until the string is harder to pull out of the bobbin holder. You may have to repeat this step several times until you get the tensions just right. but make sure that you reset the main Thread tension to 0 before you start adjusting the bobbin tension. If after all this work fails you may have to replace the bobbin holder to correct this issue. There is one other fix that you can try before replacing the bobbin holder and that is to purchase more expensive thread. The reason behind this is that the more expensive thread is thicker and causes more friction in the bobbin holder.. I hope that this has helped you, I know what it\'s like not to have a working sewing machine. Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya.com
Depends what was causing the noise. It could merely have been the build-up of lint and thread. However, something else could be the cause.
First: Install a brand new needle. A bent, damaged, old needle will frequently cause noise because it is striking something it should not. A dull needle will also make a thunking sound as it tries to penetrate the fabric. The needle should be changed about every 8 hours of sewing...a very inexpensive fix!
Also, be sure to following the oiling instructions (if any) in your manual. Use only fresh good quality sewing machine oil and apply only 1-2 drops in each spot as instructed.
If the top thread still fails to pick up the bobbin thread, it is likely the machine has been knocked out of time. Take it for service.
Your problem is most likely that you've run out of bobbin thread (or about to and the bobbin thread is now loose around the bobbin), your top thread is broken/about to break, or you have a birds' nest (a messy knot of thread) forming underneath the fabric/presser foot and/or within the feed dog. Upon occasion, it's a false alarm. Remove the fabric from the machine and clip your threads. If your bobbin and top thread are fine, place your fabric back in and start sewing again. If you get the stop and beep again and the threads remain unbroken, try rethreading both the top thread and the bobbin. Should you still get the alarm, hit the button to start and see if it resolves itself after a couple of tries. If it doesn't, afraid you have a problem I haven't encountered yet. But so far, the above steps have always resolved the problem for me in the last 6 years.
Sounds like you have to take off the throat plate and clean out threads under it. Sometime they ball up and prevent the needle from going down and catching the bobbin thread. You can't see themuntil you take off the plate. Follow the directions. It is easy.
I have gotten the main motor blocked message several times. When I get this, I always remove thread, both top and bottom. I change the needle too. 75% of the time my problem goes away. If the problem is not solved, I unscrew the casing in the front of the bobbin, and look for anything that might be obstructing the bobbin. While I've had lots of "blocked motor" messages, I've never had to get a tech to ook at it. Sometimes, if you leave it overnight too, the sewing machine fairy will change something and the problem will solve itself in the morning. Re-thread, re-bobbin, re-needle. to start.
Had the same problem as mommyb2 - it was the bobbin spindel was in the wrong position. Push bobbin spindel to the left and it works for sewing.
Have the same problem winding my first bobbin - pushed spindel to the right to engage bobbin fuction and the machine locks up and wont wind the bobbin. Irig did you bring it in for repair? I'm thinking its broke - which **** as mine is a brand new machine