Does not sew, I think it is problem with the bobbin
Hello, I was embroidering a hat for my grandson when all of a sudden I had the thread ravel. I got it out ok but then the machine would not sew another stitch. I cleaned out the bobbin and I don't see any thread anywhere. Could you advise me as to what to look for?
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Re: Does not sew, I think it is problem with the bobbin
Hi Gail4456...When you say "would not sew another stitch", do you mean that it is at a mechanical-stand-still? Or do you mean that the machine runs, but does not stitch?
Please update/correct me if I am misunderstanding your issue.
If your machine is 'frozen', remove your bobbin and needle. firmly grasp the balance wheel (handwheel on the right), and smoothly turn it clockwise until the jam is free, then use compressed air or brush or vaccuum to rid the now dislodged thread. Other possible causes for non-operation include: raised presser foot and/or un-depressed or faulty start/stop button.
If your machine is not producing stitches:
1) Replace your needle, ensuring the slotted side is facing towards you.
2) Wind a fresh bobbin, and ensure that you are threading properly through the bobbin tension spring.
3) Completely remove your spool of thread, and slowly rethread your machine ensuring that you don't miss any guides, and that your thread isn't becoming wrapped around the takeup lever accidentaly.
If you believe that you have a threading issue, do not retrace your thread. Instead, completely remove the spool and bobbin, and start again.
I hope this corrects your issue my friend.
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Your tension on top can be loosened. If this causes your stitch to be too loose then tighten your bobbin tension. Just think of the top and bottom tensions as a tug of war. They must be even to get the stitch in the middle of the material.
Hello Daniel, I suggest you start with a new needle. Back off the needle thread tension and the bobbin thread tension to a minimum and see how it sews. If it does not ravel the thread, you can increase the tensions until you acquire the stitch you want.
Hai, How many heads in your embroidery machine? As far as you should have brother embroidery machine's maintain and handling is smooth and carefully. Please check the timings. Otherwise ask your machine mechanic.
With the embroidering, some of the bobbin thread is SUPPOSED to show on the top of your embroidery-the machine isn't doing anything incorrectly. You'll need to thread your bobbin with the same thread as you are using with the top. I had the same "problem" when I first got the machine and took it to a wonderful local technician whose helped me with a lot of things who informed me that this is perfectly normal on embroidery machines.
needle/hook timing is off. Best to take it to authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service or have them send it to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept for repair. A list of authorized dealers is available on the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us
For embroidery, and zig-zag, and because the needle makes side movements, it needs more needle thread.
So try to keep you needle thread not very tight,
and tight up your bobbin case tension more, so that the two threads meet under the meterial.
brothers frame is much smaller I think 4 x 4. I have futura 200. found this to happen at first but now now. Make sure when threading that you floss the thread through the top part, it has plastic over it. The thread must fit properly in this part. (flossing means to run back and forth a couple of times holding thread tightly). Also, hold the 2 thread ends when you first start to embroider. Hope this helps
Check your bobbin case. Thread the bobbin through your bobbin case while holding it in your left hand. Pull the thread with your right hand and feel if there is any resistance. If not, you need to adjust the tension on the bobbincase. Also check if a piece of thread or fluff did not get stuck between the tension blades on the bobbin case. If you are not sure how to adjust the tension on the bobbin case, ask your dealer to do it.
I have had the same problem. I always just used the same color of bobbin thread as on the top. It is a pain to change inbetween each block, but the designs usually look perfect. I will have to try playing with the tension.