Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

You should be able to fix this. IF it is the top thread on your fabric that is screwy you need to adjust the bobbin tension.
If it is the bottom thread you have a problem with your upper tension. Blow out the upper tension assembly using canned air, the tension discs may be dirty

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Aug 10, 2018 | 578 views

Ok, since you said a needle broke, that is a good indication of where to look. You obviously already installed a brand new needle (which is the first thing to do). Verify that you have installed the needle facing the correct direction--there is usually a flat surface on the needle that needs to face a particular direction in the machine. Remove the bobbin from the machine and rethread it and install it correctly in the machine.

If you've done all of this and the machine still will not pick up the bobbin thread, the bad news is that the broken needle may have knocked the machine out of time. Sorry, that happens a lot with broken needles. You will probably need to take it for service as the needle and hook timing are out of sync.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Feb 25, 2018 | 165 views

hi there.
this is all i could find.go to this link and see if it helps you out.
Bobbin thread won come up with top thread Google Search

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017 | 246 views

Re thread the machine, and make sure the bobbin is installed correctly.
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Brother LS-1217... | Answered on May 04, 2017 | 50 views

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

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Apr 21, 2017 | 64 views

Try here.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jan 02, 2017 | 51 views

Fixya does not sell replacement tables.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Sep 08, 2016 | 398 views

make sure the zig zag stitch is in the O position

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Aug 17, 2015 | 189 views

Look for a dial or switch under your machine, it may be difficult to move! Good luck!

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jul 11, 2015 | 85 views

Dear Sir / Madam, please get your book out and follow the threading instructions very carefully. I am certain that is your only problem.
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Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jul 09, 2015 | 262 views

It sounds like you maybe using the wrong needle size for the material you are sewing, or perhaps it is the thread. I've found that not all threads are created equal and it may be too fine/heavy for the needle gauge your using.

Check out this site. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support staff. (its a Brother after all!)

I hope this was helpful. Good luck and...
Happy sewing!

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015 | 146 views

No that is not a walking foot machine. There are no industrial walking feet that will last.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jan 28, 2015 | 70 views

top tension is to tight, loosen it (the tension above the needle)

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 109 views

not threaded properly

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 41 views

Lift the presser foot when you thread the machine and this should resolve the problem.

When the foot is up, the tension is open and can accept the thread as it should.

When the foot is down, the tension can control the flow of thread according to the setting you have selected.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Dec 17, 2014 | 344 views

New needle. Try to find the Schmetz brand, they are the best.

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014 | 37 views

Have you checked the oil in the thing?

Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013 | 21 views

Put in a new needle. Thread machine with same thread top and bottom. Set upper tension to default (4/5 usually) and sew in straight stitch with needle in default position (usually centre) some times left. Turn hadwheel by hand towards you for the first two stitches to ensure needle not hitting hook or driver. If machine sews find, then try the zig zag. If both these are good, timing is good. If not, and stitches are skipping or not forming, it could be a timing issue and you should take it to a tech

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Brother LS-1217... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013 | 69 views

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