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Symptom
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 upper thread
The area around the hole in the presser
breaks.
foot is scratched.
The bobbin case is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
You have not used a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
You have not wound the bobbin thread
properly.
The bobbin is scratched or does not
turn smoothly.
The lower thread is
The thread is tangled.
tangled or breaks.
You have not used a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
Bobbin is set incorrectly.
You have not threaded the upper thread
properly or fitted the bobbin properly.
The spool or spool cap is incorrectly
installed.
You have not used the right combination
of fabric, thread and needle.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The fabric is
If thin fabrics are being sewn, the stitch
wrinkled.
is too long or the fabric is not being fed
correctly.
If thin fabrics are being sewn, the stitch
is too coarse.
The presser foot you are using is not
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you want to sew.
The thread tension is incorrect.
You have not threaded the upper thread
properly.
You have not used the right combination
of fabric, thread and needle.
Stitches are
skipped.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The needle is incorrectly installed.
Dust has accumulated under the needle
plate or in the race.
Possible cause
a
1 Notch
How to put it right
Replace the needle plate.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorised service center.
Replace the presser foot.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorised service center.
Replace the bobbin case.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorised service center.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
Wind the bobbin thread properly.
Replace the bobbin.
Remove the tangled thread and clean
the race.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin that has
been designed for this machine.
Reset the bobbin thread correctly.
Thread the upper thread and wind the
bobbin thread properly.
Correctly install the spool or spool cap.
Choose a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric.
Replace the needle.
Sew with the stabilizer material under
the fabric.
Shorten the stitch length, or sew with
stabilizer material under the fabric.
Attach the presser foot that is correct
for the type of stitch that you want to
sew.
Adjust the tension of the upper thread.
Correct the upper threading.
Choose a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric.
Replace the needle.
Correctly install the needle.
Remove the needle plate cover and
clean the plate and the race.
APPENDIX
Reference
page 11
page 11
4
page 60, 62
page 11
page 14, 15
page 14, 15,
16
page 17
page 20
page 21
page 30
page 26, 30
page 53
page 28, 62
page 16
page 20
page 21
page 20
page 60
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