What did I do???

Old 07-29-2015, 08:21 AM
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My FW was working very good..I was going to start a new project and thought that I had not cleaned and oiled it for some time. So I took off the metal plate and cleaned off the fuzz and oiled the parts that needed oil replaced the plate and rethreaded the machine. I started to sew on a scrap and the thread started breaking...changed the needle, still broke, changed the thread, still shredded. So could I have done to it??
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by mamagrande
My FW was working very good. So I took off the metal plate and cleaned off the fuzz and oiled the parts that needed oil replaced the plate...changed the needle, still broke, changed the thread, still shredded. So could I have done to it??
Perhaps it is not what you did, but what you did not do. When you replaced the plate, were you careful to make sure the finger on the bobbin case was nestled in the small cove on the bottom side of the needle plate? It's common to overlook that. Also make sure your top thread has not hung up on something along the thread path.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:03 AM
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Thread to thick for the needle? Check tension? my 401 did that. Didn't realize I had 2 needles side by side either, grabbed wrong needle and I missed a thread spot (path) for the machine. Redid everything and fine.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:07 PM
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What elnan said. The little finger must point straight up of it won't sew. Ask me now I know.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:16 PM
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Did you get the needle it correctly? Check your manual. I always get it wrong.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:29 PM
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When you first begin stitching on a FW, you need to hold the threads in the back to prevent tangling and breakage! Other than that, I think every one who has responded has hit it right dead on!

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Old 07-29-2015, 05:27 PM
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Thank you I will check the bobbin area...and re needle and re thread...
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by barny
Did you get the needle it correctly? Check your manual. I always get it wrong.
YES! I really, really have to pay attention when replacing the needle. Hope you are sewing along happily now.
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