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The 2 springs behind the bobbin where to connect them the larger spring is connected tbe smaller spring came loose I have a Brother LS-1217 sewing machine

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Spring unattached on Brother LS-1217 near bobbin

Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/Model_list.aspx?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&titleid=36

I hope this helps! Thanks for keeping the Art of sewing going!!!!
Happy sewing!

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Fred Yearian

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SOURCE: can't draw up the bobbin thread

Make sure you have enough of a "tail" from teh bobbin... Probably 4 inches or so before starting. If that doesn't work, check upper tension and needle is properly seated.

The needle drags the thread down and then starts back up causing a loop at the eye which a shuttle goes through and acrries the upper thread over the bobbin. The upper thread then drags the bobbing thread up.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: I'm new to sewing. I was given a Brother LS-1217

Page 15 in this users guide.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_LS_1217_EN_186.PDF

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

sylviaivie

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SOURCE: how can I adjust the timing on a brother ls 1217 sewing machine

Unfortunately, it's not recommended for users to repair their own brother machines. It sounds like the timing is out anyway... to take it in and have it "Cleaned, Lubed, timed and the Tension repaired"

Or you could use it for target practice and just go buy another machine.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

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I need the scymmatics to my sewing machine Brother LS-1217 the bobbin area I need to know where to connect the springs behind thd bobbin


I would try here Support Center it is the brothers site for : Find official Brother LS1217 FAQs, videos, manuals, drivers and downloads here. Get the answers and technical support you are looking for. The information is not in the regular manual you need the tec manual that the repairmen learn from I hope this helps

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Need to know what the knobs are for


Are you sure that it's a Singer LS-1217? I can't find any model with 1217 on the Singer site.

The Brother LS-1217 manual is available here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/eu_ot/en/doc/manual_top.html?reg=eu&c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217euk . The direct link to the English version of the manual is http://download.brother.com/welcome/doch000000/ls12171217b13171417ug01enesfrpt.pdf . There are only a few knobs on most machines. On the front near the needle is the Needle Thread Tension knob. If you use contrasting colors (different top, bobbin and fabric colors), you might see a straight stitch where the top thread is visible on the bottom of the fabric for example. Adjust the tension to get both the top and bobbin threads meeting in the middle of the fabric layers. (Increase the needle thread tension - rotate to a higher number but go in 0.5 increments.)

Then you have near the motor area the stitch width and length knobs. The width is only for zigzag stitches. A long stitch length is good for a temporary seam (like basting in a zipper or hem) before you finish that area. However, the width and length should be adjusted depending on the fabric. A fine fabric needs a smaller stitch, usually. The knob on the right side of the machine is the balance wheel (or hand wheel). This adjusts the needle height so that you can have the needle out of the way while changing the bobbin, for example.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(I use the Singer Sewing Book as a reference for tension issues.)

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How can I adjust the timing on a brother ls 1217 sewing machine


Unfortunately, it's not recommended for users to repair their own brother machines. It sounds like the timing is out anyway... to take it in and have it "Cleaned, Lubed, timed and the Tension repaired"

Or you could use it for target practice and just go buy another machine.

Dec 12, 2012 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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When I sew it only sews about 4 stitches the top thread breaks & sometimes the threads are all tangled in the bobin area. I found a small spring next to a larger spring loose. Where does the little...


You may want to take it to be looked at by a professional if there is a part loose.

I have constant problems with thread breaking and being tangled in the bobbin area with this machine. It can usually be remedied by adjusting your tension. Also, class 15 bobbins stink for this machine (yes, it says they're compatable, but they seem to be 1/8 of an inch too shallow and constaly become unthreaded from the bobbin casing). Try SA 156 metal ones.


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Can't draw up the bobbin thread on my Brother LS-1217 sewing machine... it just won't catch


Make sure you have enough of a "tail" from teh bobbin... Probably 4 inches or so before starting. If that doesn't work, check upper tension and needle is properly seated.

The needle drags the thread down and then starts back up causing a loop at the eye which a shuttle goes through and acrries the upper thread over the bobbin. The upper thread then drags the bobbing thread up.

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Cant thread bobbin


this is the support site for your Brother LS-1217 machine
I found it very helpful, Manuals to download, FAQ and recent troubleshooting questions answered. (It also has bobbin loading instructions)

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us_ot/en/model_top/HomeSewingMachine/hf_ls1217eus.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217eus

GOOD LUCK! AND HAPPY SEWING
(a sewing machine is a terriable thing to waste)

Dec 02, 2008 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Spring unattached on Brother LS-1217 near bobbin


Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/Model_list.aspx?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&titleid=36

I hope this helps! Thanks for keeping the Art of sewing going!!!!
Happy sewing!

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