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The needle is not fitted properly in your machine. 2. The needle clamp screw is loose. Firmly tighten the needle set screw.
RE: Needle hitting needle plate
You may have the wrong needle plate on the machine for the stitch you are trying to sew. If all is as it should be – needle plate correct, etc. and the needle striking the needle plate you`ll need to make a trip to the dealer to have it fixed, as something is out of alignment.
– Make sure that the needle is properly inserted all the way up into the needle clamp and that the needle clamp screw is not loose. 3. Check that the machine is threaded properly. – Re-thread the machine if necessary.
A tip for checking to see if the sewing machine needle is indeed bent is too remove it, place it on a flat surface with the needle`s shank flat side facing down. Straight away you can see if the needle is rocking back and forth or is it laying perfectly flat!
This can be caused by several things, such as a thread getting tangled, the fabric not being fed evenly, or a build-up of lint or dust in the machine. Jams can also be caused by the needle hitting something inside the machine, so always keep an eye on the needle while sewing.
To test if the tension is correct, insert a bobbin in the bobbin case. Then hold it up by just the thread, the bobbin case shouldn`t move. Give a little jerk on the thread and if the bobbin case slides down slightly, then the tension if perfect. If it drops freely, then it`s too loose.
The wrong bobbin can really goof up your tension! Just because you like the blue bobbins does not mean you can use them. Those bobbins are made specifically for a Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC sewing and embroidery machine.
If I see any jumping or uneven movement of the bobbin in the case, it is an indication the case may be warped or “Out Of Round”. A good clean bobbin with tension adjustments appropriate for your machine, thread, fabric etc will usually produce even separation of color.
If the upper thread is incorrectly threaded, the upper thread passed through the fabric cannot be firmly pulled up and the upper thread becomes tangled in the bobbin case, causing a rattling noise. Remove the tangled thread, and correct the upper threading according to the following procedure.
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I need to know how to time a brother XR 31 sewing machine! The needle keeps hitting the thing that holds the bobbin. by about a 14″
This is a job for a professional sewing machine repairman. Any retiming must be caliberated accurately in order to sew properly.
.Unless you have the proper timing figures and calibrating tools and know how, I would take it to a professional.
I have the brother Ls-2000 sewing machine i threaded the top as well as the bobbin but when i try to sew the thread gets stuck and it bunches up and tangles in the bobbin. also the little bit that did sew was tight stitches on one side of the fabric but very loose on the other side I followed the instruction and it keeps happening i need help i dont know how to fix it please help me
Adjust your tension.You probably did not wind your bobbin properly as well.Make sure you oil your machine every month or so and make sure your bobbin is seated properly before you sew..
.Go slower with the pressure foot speed and use the right needle.ALWAYS test on scrap of your sewing material first!!!
.I have this machine for like 2 years and can do 2-5oz cowhide and buffalo leather on it (no joke, and it works FLAWLESSLY) inside it has full steel construction,just needs regular oiling compared to pro machines and easily made a few grand $$$ with it while my pro machine is getting repaired (I don’t even bother with my pro machine anymore). But you MUST oil it every month and use the RIGHT needle and adjust your tension properly .
.Also pull out the thread a good 6 inches from the needle and bobbin before dropping the pressure foot and sewing..
.Best $70 bucks (WITH TAX) I spent hell,the leather I use costs more than the machine!
Elna Top 300 sewing machine. I need manual to operate this machine. I have already found out that Elna contracted with Tiwan(excuse my spelling) to make there machine between 1989-1991. I want to know which machine made in Switzerland is comperable to this one. Thanks…Audrey
Sorry about the catagory…but you do not have sewing machine on list.
.I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.
Borrowed Brother XR7700 Sewing Machine
1st: Sewed one inch OK; moved fabric and it stopped sewing, motor made thudding noise. When push-button (NOT pedal) is used, gives error E6,
consistent with motor noise.
2d: In order to check threading had to manually PULL bobbin case toward me or it was UNDER needle plate. Cleaned a fair amount of dust out. Reinstalled bobbin, etc., per manual, rethreaded.
3rd: Will sew 2-3 stitches, then packs up again just like in 1st instance above. Have st
Have you checked your needle. it could probably be bent somehow. you should replace it first because that also can confuse the sensor causing that error.
My Kenmore sewing machine timing has gotten off. I am sewing a big upholstery project and it starting bunching thread from the bobbin. The thread is so heavy that I had to put some pressure just to get it undone. This happen a few times and then I found it wasn’t sewing at all. When I evaluated without the materials in place I could see the needle would catch on the white plastic piece under the bobbin and the thread would not catch on the metal arm. It appears to be off by 1/4 – 3/8 inch.
Disassemble your bobbin case which is realy quite easy, clean.thoroughly with a brush and air, paying particular attention to any.rust that may have formed, and any thread that may have weazeled it’s.way into small but very incremental areas of your case.
Make sure your needle is not in backwards.The rounded side should be on the outside
. If threading is correct and your tension is properly adjusted , then check the hook for scratches. If you have ever hit the hook with a needle, it will be scarred and will catch the thread every time the upper thread passes around the bobbin case. the hook is the sharp point on the shuttle that holds the bobbin case. If it is scratched, polish it smooth with VERY fine sand paper
Make sure that your thread arm that rises and falls, constantly having tension running through it and that it is in fact staying in place.
Alternate between the metal and plastic bobbins – sometimes the plastic bobbins tend to chip
Have a 3 year old Pfaff Creative Vision. Has less than 14 total sewing hours on it. Has had issues in the past. Breaking needles, wouldn’t stitch out designs in acceptable manner(badly distorted looking) breaking needles repeated, now it is changes stitches on its own, then went to sewing the same stitch but isn’t sewing it consistantly. I have taken it back to the same professional to repair each time. Can thhis machine be repaired??? Should I trade it off and get another, this isn’t my first c
It sounds like this machine has some kind of fault in it for sure. It can be repaired again, but will likely need to be repaired again after that – down the road. Personally I recommend you just get rid of this unit and go for a different model. You can sell it on ebay to at least get something out of it. Just list it as accurately as you can, naming this issue.
Our beautiful Bernina 730 sewing machine has been stored in the garage in its original case, and that wrapped in plastic, for a few years now. Temperatures have been both hot and cold in the garage, but the environment was dust-free.
We have brought the Bernina in, set it up, oiled it as specified in the manual, with the original sewing machine oil. We have correctly threaded the machine and the bobbin thread is up.
When we press on the pedal to sew, the machine gets electricity and buzzes
Hello and thank you for using Fixya ….
From what you describe there can be only 2 causes…Either the machine is still stuck ..and the motor buzzes cause it can not spin it ..and in this case it needs to be oiled more..and be spun by hand until it moves well and free…and after that it will work ..or during the storage ..from condense or so ..the motor is stuck ..and needs to be checked…In this second case ..it probably need to be oiled too (the motor ) ..and the coils changed..
Have a nice day ..!
The needle is to the left and back of center, frequently hitting the plate and breaking. The hoop came unsnapped while embroidering, and caused needle to bend, stopping the machine. That was no doubt when the shaft that holds the needle became askew. How do I reposition it?
I don’t see an appropriate category listed below. Small appliances is as close as it gets, which does not give me a high level of confidence of having an expert for my Babylock Espree EM2 embroidery machine on your staff
I work on my wife’s sewing machine all the time and saw your post when I was about to leave but I have a couple of appointments to go to.Although you say yours is for embroidering,it should not matter.When I get back I will take a look around and see how it is secured into position.I see you posted 2 days ago so please just have a little more patience and some faith as I have a very mechanical background.Greg I cannot see if anyone has helped you or not because the site does not allow it.If someone told you what to try I would like to know please or even what you may have tried or any opinion.