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APPENDIX
Symptom
Fabric being sewn
Thread is tangled below the needle
with the machine
plate.
cannot be removed.
The spool or spool cap is incorrectly
installed.
The upper thread was not threaded
correctly.
The needle is incorrectly installed.
The needle clamp screw is loose.
The needle is bent or blunt.
You have not used the right combination
of fabric, thread and needle.
The presser foot you are using is not
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you want to sew.
The upper thread tension is too tight.
You are pulling the fabric too much.
The needle breaks.
The area around the hole in the needle
plate is scratched.
* There is a notch on
the left side of the
opening in the needle
plate. This is not a
scratch.
The area around the hole in the presser
foot is scratched.
The bobbin case is scratched.
You have not used a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
The upper thread was not threaded
correctly. (for example, the spool is
not installed correctly, the spool cap is
too big for the spool being used, or the
thread has come out of the needle bar
thread guide.)
There are knots or tangles in the thread. Remove any knots or tangles.
The upper thread
The needle is not appropriate for the
breaks.
thread you are using.
The upper thread tension is too tight.
The thread is tangled, for example, in
the race.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The needle is incorrectly installed.
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Possible cause
a
1 Notch
How to put it right
Lift up the fabric and cut the threads
below it, and clean the race.
Correctly install the spool or spool cap.
Correct the upper threading.
Correctly install the needle.
Use the disc-shaped screwdriver to
firmly tighten the screw.
Replace the needle.
Choose a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric.
Attach the presser foot that is correct
for the type of stitch that you want to
sew.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
Lightly guide the fabric.
Replace the needle plate.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorized service center.
Replace the presser foot.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorized service center.
Replace the bobbin case.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorized service center.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
Correct the upper threading. Use the
spool cap that best fits the size of the
spool being used.
Choose a needle that is appropriate for
the type of stitch.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
Remove the tangle thread. If the thread
is tangled in the race, clean the race.
Replace the needle.
Correctly install the needle.
Reference
page 63
page 17
page 16
page 20
page 21
page 21
page 20
page 53
page 28
page 11
page 16
page 20
page 28
page 60, 62
page 21
page 20

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