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First, make sure the bobbin-winding spindle (located on top of your machine) has been pushed back to the left for sewing. If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. Make sure the presser foot is up when seating the thread through the upper tension.
How do you clean under a needle plate?
Cleaning Under the Needle Plate Remove the needle plate by removing the two allen screws that secure it. Using compressed air of a brush, remove any thread or lint buildup from the area. Reinstall the rotary hook guard. Reinstall the needle plate.
What lowers and raises the feed dog?
The feed dog position switch is located on the rear of the machine on the base. – Make sure that the needle is in its highest position. – Slide the drop feed lever to the left (as seen from the rear of the machine) and turn the hand wheel one complete turn to raise the feed dogs.
Why is my bobbin winder not working?
Bobbin winder stopped working (bobbin winder not working, bobbin not winding, bobbin stopped winding) Check if the thread is passed through the bobbin winding guide correctly. Check if there are scratches or other defects on the bobbin. Replace the bobbin if in doubt.
Why won’t my sewing machine needle go up and down?
A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. If the needle won’t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. Replace the drive belt if it’s broken.
What is under the needle plate?
A sewing machine throat plate is the metal plate beneath a sewing machine’s needle and presser foot. A sewing machine throat plate has holes or slots for the needle to pass through as it moves up and down to stitch the fabric.
How do you lift a needle plate?
Insert the tip of the index finger of your left hand into the notch at the back of the needle plate cover. Place the thumb of your left hand at the front of the needle plate cover. Slide the needle plate cover toward you to remove it.
What to do when feed dogs do not rise above needle plate?
Turn the handwheel one complete rotation to re-engage the feed dogs. When the correct position is obtained and your feed dogs still do not rise above the stitch plate, take your machine to the nearest Authorized Brother Service Center for repair.
What happens if your needle hits your stitch plate?
There are a few kinds of machines that have a fuse, and if that goes out and burns though, your needle will just move over to the left and probably hit your stitch plate until the fuse is replaced. What kind of machine do you have? This was happening to me last year with my mechanical.
Why does my needle keep hitting my throat plate?
There is a ton of information out there about diagnosing and, amazingly, fixing that yourself, including links to youtube videos. If your needle is not bent up and hits your throat plate and if that is the same as your stitch plate, then it’s not your hook timing being off that causes just that.
Why is my sewing machine not sewing or feeding fabric?
If your feed dogs are too smooth, they will not grab your fabric and feed it through your sewing machine properly. It’s easier to replace your feed dogs than to get them sharpened.