Question about White Sewing Speedylock 1600 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: White serger 2000
Did you change to the narrow stitch finger? The narrow one is in the door of the machine where the other tools are -- a little square box on the left of where the needle box slides in. Sometimes that is needed instead of the normal one.
Caution: If you have never before changed it out, open the left door all the way and look and see where the stitch finger is coming out of before you remove it all the way. Refer to your manual.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
You need to take this to a repair person.
I do have a manual but you can go to www.whitesewing.com and get one. Also the tension is a big problem if you don't use the exact bobbin. I was told that most bobbins will work in this machine but it turns out that only the one that comes with the machine really works. I would look for the parts to your machine. Sometimes they get lost in your sewing kit.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
It is very very important to follow the manual when threading the machine. One missed or out of place thread will throw the entire machine off. I know I had the same problem.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
SOURCE: Thread bunches up on underside
Looping underneath the fabric usually occurs when there is not enough tension in the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. Sometimes thread buching can be caused by something as simple as the tension dial being inadvertently turned.To begin balancing the thread tension, reset the dial to a medium number, on most machines this is in the 3, 4, 5 numbers range. Also, check to see if there are any tiny knots in the thread that have become caught in the thread path and stopped the thread from advancing.
sewing machines that have not been used in a long time usually need the tension discs cleaned. This can be done with a cloth dampened with cleaning fluid or rubbing alcohol. Pull a single layer of the cleaning cloth back and fourth between the individual tension discs, until they are very clean and smooth.
If you have a sewing machine with built-in tension control, that does not have tension discs, and are having trouble with thread looping, then you need to consult the manual to adjust the built-in settings and stitch balance. Stitch balance, meaning the upper and lower threads are set to make a well formed stitch that is evenly balanced on the top and the bottom (on the front and back of the fabric). Finely adjusted tension settings will produce even stitches where the upper and lower threads lock in the center of the fabric to form a stitch. One advantage of the built-in tension designs is that the tension mechanism is enclosed within the housing of the machine which protects it from dust.
Dust and lint that have accumulated is a common cause of sewing machine problems, and yet it can be so easily remedied. Sewing machine repair resources sometimes suggest using aerosol cans of compressed air to help remove dust and debris that may be clogging areas of the machine. The other School of Thought on cans of air spray, is that this method is really better suited for other types of machinery, and not the smaller finer gears and mechanisms that are inside a sewing machine. The blasts of air from compressed cans can be difficult to control on a small scale. There is the risk that if dust is sprayed by air to remove it from one area, it can easily be blown into other parts of the machine. It is better to remove the dust, rather than spray it all around.
One of the finest and simplest tools for removing clumps of dust from sewing machines are clean small bristle paintbrushes, measuring about 1 inch across, or even a clean small make-up brush. An inexpensive tool, it is good to have one, preferably a brush that is new and has never been used, for cleaning a sewing machine and wiping away balls of lint.
Small brushes can be very useful and good for cleaning around the tension dials and wiping away from the machine the large amounts of fabric lint that accumulate when working with sewing machines.
When changing a spool of thread, remember to cut the thread strand close to the spool and pull it out in a forward direction through the threading channels. Do not pull it backwards through the tension discs, because overtime, this can damage the fine alignment of the tension disc settings. We have all done this; trying to save 8 or 10 inches of thread by pulling it backwards through the threading channels and tension discs. But it is not good for the machine, and it is better to cut the thread close to the spool and pull the remaining strand outward in a forward direction (not backward).
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
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