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First clean bobbin case loosen thread tension screw and clean under tension spring, hi pressure air is the best. its important to clean under tension part because material builds up and does not allow the flat spring to put the proper pressure on the bobbin thread. tighted tension (second screw) accordingly. all thread tension depends on thickness of goods being sewn. the heavier the good the more tension u need on top.

Posted on Aug 10, 2014


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SOURCE: One of the thread tension plates is loose on my

Hi there 1st of all i like to say please change the rusti tension plates, otherwise its not moving well & the boobin does not follow the alinment. For humidity control i suggest you fix an air condition system in your working room & make the place clean & dry. Thanks & waiting for your feedback.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010


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SOURCE: Hello, I have a juki DDL 5550, runs great, But the

Soulds like your not geting the top thread all the way in the tension disk. Make sure you have the presser foot up when you thread the machine. also after you get it treaded check to make sure you have tension, with the presser foot up you should have not tension and with it down it should be very hard to pull.
hope this helps

Posted on Mar 18, 2011


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SOURCE: I have a Juki DDL 227. Top thread keeps breaking instantly

Well, you've not checked "Everything" but you have checked the common things.

Do you have any idea of where it is actually breaking? Re-thread your machine and see if you can determine exactly where the break occurs.

Sometimes a damaged needle throat plate will break threads... as will a burr on the hook in the bobbin area. Also if there is a burr or rough spot on the thread spool it will sometimes catch and cause breakage.

Good luck

Posted on Jul 23, 2012


try a different needle, thicker thread different needle, see if that will

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

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There are a couple of things I recommend that you check. First, make sure that the bobbin is evenly wound. This is a function of the bobbin winder tension; see the manual (page 15) for that adjustment. Next, check if the bobbin case tension is correct. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case and dangle the unit from the thread. Try to shake the bobbin case up and down, sort of like a yo-yo. The thread should advance by a bit. If the thread length doesn't change, loosen the set screw on the side of the bobbin case a small amount. If you get a really long tail of thread, tighten the set screw. See page 21 of the manual.

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Snap in the bobbin case latch, and put the bobbin into the bobbin case so that the bobbin runs clockwise.
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Insert the bobbin case fully into the hook, and close the bobbin case latch.
You can obtain a copy of the manual in pdf format for free at:

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