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Timing and not sewing

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So I reset my timing today and my machine still isn't working right. It started with a broken needle last week and then there was a clicking and the top thread wasn't picking up the bobbin thread plus I had a clicking so I figured I had goofed up my timing. After taking it all apart and resetting it the top thread still isn't picking up the bobbin thread. I can get it to pull the bobbin thread to the top after a couple of tries but then when I try to sew it doesn't work. I'm guessing it's still a timing issue? So frustrated right now.

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Nigel, the scarf goes to the back, at least on my machine? :o


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Barbara Mayfield
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If you broke a needle, there's every chance that your needle bar has been pushed up in its clamp. That's why the first step in timing is to put in a new needle and check the needle bar height. I can tell you from experience, it's NO fun to go through the timing process and THEN find out that the needle's not at the right spot...


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1315 NW Mall Street, Suite 4

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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I have never had to retime my machine, but I have had to set needle depth several times. Hitting a ruler or a very thick seam that breaks a needle can cause it. I would certainly start there.


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