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Featherweight 221 Trouble Shooting

Old 09-25-2011, 09:28 PM
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My best machine just began pulling the top thread through to the internal bobbin mechanism and 'hanging up'. I oil her and keep her lint free. I use good thread that she has always loved (Gutterman). I feel like it may be a tension problem, but tried to adjust. The top stitch is not her familiar quality, but she works for a while and then the top thread gets stuck in the internal bobbin mechanism. Please help. I am in the middle of piecing for a class.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:49 PM
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If you haven't already done so, rethread her top and bottom.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:56 PM
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Change the needle....
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:57 PM
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try a different bobbin
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:47 AM
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Will change needle and bobbin this morning! Thank you. Have re-threaded a few times and it made her sew somewhat better. I am wondering about tension.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:07 AM
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Could be a bad needle. I would do as they say, change needle and bobbin. Then rethread. Make sure the upper tension is not too loose.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:56 AM
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Take the bobbin out and turn the machine over...sounds like something is stuck down in the bobbin assembly area...even 1 tiny thread will do that. Also do what the others said...new needle, etc.
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Good luck
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:56 AM
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:14 PM
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Thanks everyone. I used several suggestions and she is sewing like a dream!
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