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My Sew D'lite machine worked fine the last time I used it a year ago, but now it is not wanting to pick up the bottom thread regularly. It will sew regular stitches for a little while, and then stop picking up the thread for about an inch and then start again, so there are spots where there are holes in the sewing. It will do this for a while, and then stop picking up the thread all together.

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It is time for cleaning. Open up machine and use a hair dryer to loosen dried grease. Use a qtip to remove dry grease. If done the right way it will take a while to do this. Moving parts that are moving has to be lubricated to lower friction and wear. Use only sewing machine oil. Lubricate the needle arm while it goes up and down and the race with one drop of oil. The race is a little area under the bobbin case that looks like a race track. Replace needle. This area should also be cleaned thoroughly. Set top tension to four. Pull on the thread to feel how much pull it requires to make the thread move. This is the same pull you will need for the bobbin. You may need to adjust the bobbin by turning the screw to get the right tension. It cannot be loose. The attempt is to get the exact same tension as the top tension just like a tug of war. After cleaning you may change your thread. It might be too old to use. Once all of these have been done you can thread the top and use one hand on the hand wheel to bring the bobbin thread up. It should come up easily. Try your machine. Leave the top tension set at four. If the stitches aren't so good make minute adjustments on the bobbin until you have a beautiful stitch. The top tension and bobbin tension must be the same pull. If you have done all this and it still doesn't give you a good stitch you will need to have it timed from your local pro.

Posted on Aug 06, 2017

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Machine not sewing

Make sure you have threaded the machine from right to left, it sounds like the needle thread is trapped under the lower looper thread and cannot form a stitch.........start the threading over from scratch like this:

  1. Lower Looper
  2. Upper Looper
  3. Left Needle
  4. Right Needle
Is there a diagram for how to thread on the inside of the door ?

Follow that slowly and carefully to make sure you have not missed any thread guides on the way, as each one needs to be followed through to ensure correct tension and thread progression.

If you are certain that all threaded correctly, did you have a fabric jam and pulled it loose ? If so, the timing may well be affected.

Post an update and we'll get this right.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Sewing manual for a Reliable or Sailrite

The problem is that you purchased a clone of the Sailrite Ultrafeed. Most people do not know how much work Sailrite puts into each Ultrafeed Sewing Machine before it is shipped to customers. They hold 17 patents on the Zigzag Ultrafeed and know this machine inside and out. So when each machine goes through the assembly line in Indiana they are then tested by Sailrite in 2 layers of canvas then 8 layers of canvas then 4 layers of vinyl fabric if it does not sew it flawlessly they fix it, Ultrafeeds work right out of the box! So, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to get the clone machine to work. It must be totally rebuilt (a 4 hours process for an experienced technician). Sailrite will not work on any clone machines. So get your money back and buy a Sailrite Ultrafeed! If you are desperate and can not return the machine you can buy a DVD that Sailrite made for the Ultrafeed (each Ultrafeed purchased gets it free) it can be purchase here: http://www.sailrite.com/Ultrafeed-Advanced-Maintenance-DVD . It will help with timing issues, but will not show you how and what to do to rebuild the machine.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: CAN'T GET MACHINE TO SEW WITHOUT BREAKING THREAD

All you can really do it change the needle, make sure it is in properly (flat side to the rear) and make absolutely sure you have threaded it properly (presser foot raised when threading so the thread gets into the upper tension discs etc...) You can also check for lint in the upper tension discs, they should be clean. If none of this works then it may need to go to the shop.

Best of luck and happy sewing!

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: will not sew more than a few stitches.

remove throat plate and check under and around the bobbin case for stray thread.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: singer simple sewing machine will not sew

need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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