Question about Brother Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be that there is a loose piece of thread, or some fluff which is obstructing the tension gauge. Try blowing around the theading area (or even run the hoover pipe near it to see if you can **** it out). I cleared mine by folding a piece of non fluffy material and rubbing gently between the tension dial and machine.
Posted on May 22, 2008
A few steps to help you troubleshoot:
Remove the needleplate from your machine and inspect the opening for any rough spots... run your finger over the area to feel for any sharp bits. If you discover some rough spots, they can be smoothed using a fine emery cloth. Use this gently - don't want to distort needle opening, just smooth the roughness.
If no rough spots on needleplate, open the bobbin cover and turn the handwheel towards you until the hook (little pointy part of bobbin area) is towards the bottom of the machine. Run your finger over the point to feel for any rough spots. Again - a fine emery cloth can smooth this. Be VERY careful to not flatten the hook - just a little smoothing to get rid of rough bits. Too much can ruin the hook. If you're uncomfortable with this, don't hesitate to take to your Pfaff tech and point out the rough bits.
You can loosen the large setscrew on the side of the case to allow you to blow out whatever may be trapped.
Use a flashlight and look down into the top of the machine/takeup lever area. You may be able to see a bit of thread and remove it. If you can't see an offending bit, try "Flossing" your upper thread path by grasping the thread close to the spool and after it comes out of the needle. Run the thread back and forth through the thread path to see if you can dislodge anything
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
Make sure the needle has been properly installed - flat side to the back of the machine.
Thread the top thread with the presser foot up - always.
Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the correct guides.
Hold onto the thread tail at the needle and lower (by hand and not the power pedal) and raise the needle to pull the bobbin thread to the top of the machine.
Take both thread tails under the presser foot and to the back of the machine before you begin to sew.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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