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although I've fixed Singer foot pedals I found parts easily. you LSS-505 seems to be much harder. I was surprised to find used ones complete with foot pedal on Ebay starting @ $39.95 Tivax Lil Sew Sew Model LSS505LX featuring 8 Built in Stitch Patterns

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


The issue could be that the needle is not fully inserted. This will cause a difference in the timing of the thread going around the race which holds the bobbin.

Other causes could be wrong size needle. Needle put in the wrong way (i.e back the front). blunt or bent needle. Skipped stitches- use new needle. Make sure it is the right size for the type of material you are sewing i.e denim use size 14-16, poplin/calico size 12, silk/chiffon size 10. Also check that your thread is good quality. Is it poor quality cotton that breaks easily when to pull it?

Do you have the bobbin in the correct way?

Check the book to see if you have threaded the top thread correctly, especially make sure that you have the thread in the tension disks and that you have it correct in the check spring (looks like a wire hook around tension disk)

If you have checked all this and still have problems - Have you broken a needle when sewing something bulky? The timing may be out and that means you need to take it to a sewing machine mechanic. Hope this helps.

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Aug 25, 2016


if the hook and hook race won't move the bobbin then the machine needs to be serviced

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Jun 17, 2016


If you just bought this machine, by all means, return it.

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Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Jan 06, 2016


There are several possible reasons for this:

1. The machine needs cleaning / oiling. This can happen if you haven't used it for a while or if it's new, the oil dries up Follow the instructions in your owner's manual to see how to do it. Be sure to clean the bobbin area, as a bit of thread, lint or whatever down there can really bollox up a machine.
2. The needle is dull, incorrect for the application or not inserted properly. Change needles regularly, be sure to insert it with the flat side toward the back (most machines), and push it in all the way before tightening the screw that holds it in pretty tight (I usually do about a 1/4 turn with a screwdriver after finger tightening).
3. Be sure that you're properly threaded. Missing any of the guides on the front of the machine can cause this issue.
4. Check your tension and your tensioning disks (to be sure there are no stray bits of thread in them). If you haven't adjusted tension before, it would be a good idea to check your owner's manual and even to have a friend with more experience show you the first time. It is a bit tricky. There is, though a thing called a 'tension king' (a little plastic thingy) that can help if you can find one.
5. If none of this works, take it to the shop because it's probably the timing and that needs a professional to adjust.

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on May 02, 2015


I'd never heard of this brand, so I looked it up online. After viewing it, I'm sorry to say that it looks more like a toy than a real sewing machine. You can't buy a sewing machine that will be reliable and produce a good stitch for less than a few hundred dollars. I don't think the problem you're describing is something you can fix yourself. It would take a visit a sewing machine repair shop to fix what sounds like the timing being off. That would cost more than the machine itself. I'm sorry. I'd try to get my money back and then save up for a better machine. Good luck.

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Check to make sure you have the bobbin in the machine correctly and that it is properly wound. Try taking the thread off and rewinding the bobbin. If you're new to the machine, make sure you've read the instruction manual thoroughly. Otherwise, the timing may be off and will need to be adjusted by a professional repairpeson.

Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015


you should be able to get small spools of thread at Walmart, hancock fabric, ebay.. some people who have the small sewing machines use what is called a thread stand, when the spool will not fit on the spool pin, I use a thread stand myself. I'll put a link so you can see what I'm talking about.
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Tivax LSS-505... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014


Hold the end of the top and bobbin threads together behind the presser foot while you take the first 2-3 stitches in a seam. If this is a new machine that you can return, consider doing so -- these little critters never last long.

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