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Brother CS-6000i I'm not new to machine and sewing, so I'm even more annoyed by my new machine. Since I got it I have miserably failed to make it work properly. Bobbin is placed properly, needle threaded properly - checked both over and over again. But every time I start to stitch thread starts to get stuck in, so when I remove my fabric I have 2 lines coming from the bobbin area and one from the needle above. The lower two threads are hard to pull and stuck, so I have to cut the thread wat too close. Then 'the third' unwanted thread comes out clean and it's easy to be pulled out of the machine. When i check the stitching it looks more or less ok to me, nice consistency in stitch, but there is something that makes the threads get stuck in machine (where the needle enters). I try by adjusting the tension from between 2-5 but no difference. Any suggestions, as I'm not used to computerized machines. The one I used was all manual, very very old :)Thank you.

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I have the same problem but I believe the answer is to purchase a new shuttle which is the part the bobbin sits in and is most likely scratched or damaged. The quote I got was 40-50 dollars

Posted on Nov 18, 2007


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SOURCE: unable to adjust tension,

Sounds like the bobbin thread is not inside the tension on the bobbin case. This normally happens when the bobbin is upside down. Insert the bobbin and pull on the thread.The bobbin should turn counter clockwise.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008



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SOURCE: Shirring fabric?

When putting your shirring elastic on the bobbin, don't thread the elastic through the bobbin holder,adjust the stitch length longer,and loosen the tension, other wise if you want to put it through the bobbin holder you have to loosen the tension screw on the bobbin holder, and then you have to adjust it back for ordinary sewing,

Posted on Feb 13, 2010


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SOURCE: My Elna Supermatic model 722010 now skips stitches.

Check your needle, mine just did the same thing. I had put the needle in wrong. The flat goes to the rear and that fixed my skipping problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

SOURCE: stitch

1.check the needle to see if it's bent or blunt end
2.check to see if thread is still in the thread take up lever
3.check thread tension
4.check for lint or loose thread in the bobbin case area

Posted on Jul 29, 2010


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SOURCE: I am experiencing tension issues.

Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs

Thank you and good luck.

Posted on Jun 08, 2011

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