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PostSubject: Sewing machine help   Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:57 pm

Ok, ladies, help me think...

My Singer machine is acting up. When I am sewing, it catches the bobbin thread causing it stop moving. If I am sewing fast enough, it will just "break" the thread and pick right back up sewing. I have changed needles, bobbins, and feet. I have taken the face plate off and cleaned out all the lint. I have rethreaded and cleaned out the tension controls. Not sure what else to do. Anyone have any idea what I am overlooking?
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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:34 pm

Look carefully in where the bobbin goes without the bobbin in place. Turn the hand wheel slowly and see if there is a tiny piece of thread inside the bobbin race area...sometimes they can be hard to spot!
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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:40 pm

is it turning smoothly with no thread? Sometimes my bobbin case gets the littlest bit out of place and I push on it it seems seated but not unitl i disassemble the entire case and put it back does it seem to seat itself properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:23 am

Do you have a drop-in bobbin or a "vertical" bobbin? If it's NOT a drop in, check the casing that the bobbin goes into (the part that comes out the machine on purpose). Like BF said, there might be a small piece of thread caught -

You might be able to see just a bit of fuzz sticking out, those little Evil or Very Mad are sneaky sometimes.

Also look for new scratches or 'pokes' in your bobbin case and the race (the thing that holds the case). It may be an alignment problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:11 pm

Thanks ladies...nothing worked and now the timing is off, so it's on to the repair shop...
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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:25 pm

For anyone else with this problem, another possible source is a tiny burr in the bobbin case or race.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewing machine help   Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:50 pm

quiltermarynel wrote:
For anyone else with this problem, another possible source is a tiny burr in the bobbin case or race.



QMarynel, that was my first thought! Oh, I love how great mines think alike! azn

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