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Adjusting timing on brother pe 150 embroidery machine

How do I adjust the timing on my machine?  My husband took off bottom plate and tightened the screws that hold the little arm that puts tension on the belt.  It is much better, but the timing is still slightly off.  Any suggestions?  Don't tell me to take it somewhere for repair because there isn't anyone nearby.

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    Hi, I am having a problem with timing ( I think) on Babylock Espree embroidery machine. Have you gotten help? Thanks, Lind

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I have changed the needle, bobbin, thread, . Rethread , cleaned the bobbin area. It won't stitch at all. It is an embroidery only machine. I was sewing a heavily stitched item and it jammed. Now it will not stitch. The machine goes on sewing the pattern, but keeps stopping because it's not stitching.

  • toots5 Jan 20, 2008

    i have the same problem. i was sewing and now the thread in needle will not pick up the bottom thread. i would appreciate any help.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    I am also having a problem with the Brother PE-150. It is my brother in laws machine. The bobbin thread and top threads are not connecting. I took the top plate off and watched while I ran the machine and nothing is moving in the bobbin area. I'm thinking something is very wrong. I would be grateful for any help or suggestions.

  • carlesec May 06, 2008

    I have put in 6 needles and mine keeps breaking the needle wouldn't that be timing. carlesec

  • MJSH May 17, 2008

    Me too! My thread was bunching in the bobbin area, I cleaned it out and tried again... now it is skipping picking up the bobbin thread. I have a Babylock Espree and am very frustrated. I bought it used. ;-( So sad.

  • bekaleigh Sep 26, 2008

    Same problem! It is getting bunched around the bobbin. It will not pick up the bottom thread.

  • margie2092 Oct 09, 2008

    I am also having trouble with the thread bobbin thread bunching up. I am about ready to switch machines

  • atascosarose Nov 25, 2008

    My thread bunches up under my work and causes the machine to lock up, now I am not able to catch the bobbin thread. I have changed to new needles, cleaned out the lint, replaced the bobbin. I have orders to finish, and not able to use my embroidery machine until this is resolved, can you help me?

  • Mattylions Dec 11, 2008

    I have similar problem in that upper thread gets bunched up under design and then jams and stops picking up bobbin thread. If i raise thread tension design is fine on top but a complete mess on reverse. Have snapped several needles also.

  • gwenrose Feb 19, 2009

    The bobbin was picking up, but the pattern on the top was all over the place and it kept skipping stitches. Now the bobbin has stopped picking up, I've cleaned and changed the needle, put the bobbin case back into the machine just as it came out and now the needle will not go down, I'm reduced to tears again. Did try to sort the timing as adviced by Ken, but not sure which was the gear, so it's gone in for repair again, second time in three months and I've only used it twice!

    Could some one please tell me why the pattern was all over the place, at one stage it was stitching really lovely?

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After you clear up everything, try raising lever again. The machine should start stitching. You have to raise and lower anytime the machine stitch is interrupted.

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