Sewing Machine Repair Interview- Common Problems w/ Stitches, Threading, Tension and Bobbins Part 1

Sewing Machine Repair Interview-  Common Problems w/ Stitches, Threading, Tension and Bobbins Part 1

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In this video (2 part series) I interview a sewing machine repairman that was on the job for 13 years. He gives us great insight on common issues he saw people bring into the shop and how we can avoid them. I will be releasing the second part toward the end of the month after a few Halloween videos I want to release.

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  1. masika eliza
    masika eliza 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Please help me here, my needle got broken and fell inside my brother sewing machine, how can I do it

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  2. Skyblue3000 M
    Skyblue3000 M 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    All I can say is thank you.

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  3. Jane Taylor
    Jane Taylor 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Wowser! In my mind Burly Sew means beardy, hairy, fat, loser, and ugly! Handsome sewing machine experts. Should be in front of camera more.

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  4. Jane Fuller
    Jane Fuller 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a singer futura 400 embroidery machine . It is stitches three stitches and then stop. What to do I did a reset but it doing the same thing

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  5. Nelda Murray
    Nelda Murray 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Great video, yes! He is so freaking sexy DAMN! pardon me… Composing… 😊

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  6. Amanda Rossouw
    Amanda Rossouw 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Can anyone help me please. I have a Kenmore 385 model and my reverse button won't work.

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  7. Jerry Morello
    Jerry Morello 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a Brother ce5000. I have alot of problems. I took to a repair place because I bent needle and it wouldnt pick up bobbin threat said it need to be re-set would cost $90.00 they said machine was not worth it. I u-tubed it and fixed it. now I can't get my foot controller to work, every time I push down it gives me a error code E1. I have re threaded and done everything I can but still not working. Do you know how to fix? (fuse?) I am so frustrated will never buy brother again.

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  8. self experience
    self experience 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    hello i'm industrial sewing machine mechanic /technician any sewing machine , i'm from india any have job/vacancy in USA UK CANADA or AUSTRALIA contact me.thank you ……….

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  9. Eye on art
    Eye on art 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Please, I have an Brother SE400 when I lift the pressure foot the tension disk closes and when I lower the pressure foot the tension disk is open it should be the opposite I am thinking maybe it is a problem with the spring. can you help? anyone help, please.

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  10. Cody Dukes
    Cody Dukes 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Hello. I can’t get my needle plate to go back on properly.

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  11. Naomi Edwards
    Naomi Edwards 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Why does the thread slip out from behind the #6 in the threading sequence? How can I fix it? I know that once I took it to the repair shop and they said that there is a little thing that hangs down that actually holds that thread in there. But I lifted that up and it didn't do any good. Is there a special way or place that that little almost floppy piece of metal is supposed to be and how do I put it there. I certainly hope someone can understand my question.

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  12. kimmieko 110
    kimmieko 110 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a brother se400 and I'm getting a message saying F05 speed sensor. How can this be fixed?

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  13. TSAM333
    TSAM333 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    To the point – thanks for bringing in Brian…helpful & just to say "music" in the back maybe lower sound or not at all. One other thing is to allow Brian to finish his full thought/words before you jump in cuz he starts & doesn't get to fully finish, just saying he's the repairman and we so want to take advantage of his knowledge/wisdom. starting pt 2. now

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  14. Arlene Regos
    Arlene Regos 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    😙 FINALLY A VID THAT SPEAKS ABOUT THE BOBBIN ISSUE!!! A couple of hours ago before I started cleaning the inside of the singer Merritt 4530 machine I did adjust the bobbin tension as I'm use to seeing the bobbin tension on the bobbin case itself on the Viking. The issue I've had which is preventing me from sewing more than 1 inch without the bobbin thread breaking is in addition to the bobbin thread breaking every 10 stitches the other issue is that there is a TON of thread at the bottom side of the fabric and I've had to start over tens of thousands of hours trying to figure out what the issue is. I thought I should just go back to the Viking but I don't remember what the issue was with that one I thought since this is a brand new machine not being used I shouldn't have any issues that could be further from the truth. But there was a ton a ton a ton of stuff on the inside of the machine stuff not from my fabric because most of what I'm sewing is spandex and that could be one of the other problem is that I am using the wrong type of presser foot or something which is not made for spandex fabric. I just went onto a website and ordered a new bobbin case (& hopefully the appropriate Bobbons) because it does look like someone jammed a few needles into this one and mostly because you can't even get the fabric out from under the presser foot. So the last resort is replacing the bobbin case if having adjusted the bobbin tension doesn't work.

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  15. bellilly
    bellilly 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    burley sew, i really respect you and your channel. bryan, lawd help me, you are sexy!

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  16. Nancy Sims
    Nancy Sims 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    So very helpful, I am old school, using a new Singer Quantum 9960, and it was just blowing me away, thank you for spelling out what's going on, perhaps I will get to finish my projects after all.

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  17. Terri Waters
    Terri Waters 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Need help with a stuck (start button) on Brother SE400

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  18. Pato Shearerr
    Pato Shearerr 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    i have a problem with a singer styles 9960 the needle goes down and pick up bobbin thread then the next time the needle goes down it wrap around the bobbin casing and grab the material on top and pulls it down and then break thread help does anyone know how to fix this i live to far away from a sewing machine repair man so really need help thank you

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  19. Kathleen
    Kathleen 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Do you have any videos on how to change a motor drive belt? I have a Singer 1022 and can't find instructions for changing the belt.

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  20. James Fellner
    James Fellner 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Skipping right side stitch on a zigzag stitch, so when i am running a zigzag stitch when the needle goes through the fabric and comes back up it pulls the stitch back with it ?

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  21. April Brunsell
    April Brunsell 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Very helpful video! Thank you thank you!

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  22. Becky S
    Becky S 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    if the bobbin thread is nesting yup get a new bobbin case it only takes aneedle scratch to ruin that case and yes i am speaking from experience on brother 425

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    TAYLOR HARTRANFT 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    did you ever hear of static on your sewing machine the threat fly all over it is hard to sew can you tell me what to do i love all your tips i learned alot i hope you can help me

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  24. Peg Cussen
    Peg Cussen 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Heres something you probably have not heard of! My Pfaff 2056 pretension guide popped off on my machine! Am having trouble finding a replacement! Do have any idea that I might use in order to use my machine?

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  25. mouse
    mouse 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    question? I have an older singer and this problem with the globe of thread under my fabric just started to happen out of the blue and my take up arm has been clanking when it goes up, I've rethreaded the darn thing over and over, I'll try tips However does this sound like a mechanical issue more than a manual mistake? I'm frustrated, is your friend single, if I marry a sewing machine repair man I'll be forever happy lol😉

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  26. Laurelann placette
    Laurelann placette 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    A pipe cleaner is good to use to clean the tension lines on a machine like the one you have there.

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    DANNY SCARELLO 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a Janome Combi 10 it won't spin the thread on the bobbin, Help

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  28. verrado
    verrado 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    The background music is so annoying, but the video is very informative, thanks!

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  29. Wilma Zuch
    Wilma Zuch 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a brother self threading sewing machine and for some reason after threading the thread in the box I put it in the sewing mach to push it down to thread the mach and something is stopping it from going down in its spot. I check to see if it looks like something in there is broke or in the way, nothing. Try inserting it again after rethreading it, still won't push down. Third try it finally goes down. Next time same problem can't push it down in machine this time I got frustrated after trying numerous times and gave up. Any ideas????

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  30. daylily1
    daylily1 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Just discovered your videos and will be subscribing! The troubleshooting was very helpful! I got some answers to some of my issues.

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  31. Fantasia 1
    Fantasia 1 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    NO!!!!! Never use compressed air in your machine to blow out lint. EEEKS!!!! your repairman friend should have told you this, compressed air has moisture and puts moisture into areas of your machine that moisture shouldn't be, also it will blow the dust/lint further into your machine causing more problems.

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  32. Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a Brother PE 750D embroidery machine forgot to tell you that

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  33. Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    My fabric keeps getting stuck in the bobbin feed hole. which then tears the fabric I'm sewing how can I trouble shoot this problem?

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  34. aceO1
    aceO1 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Also, thank you – the leaf springs pointer you gave was key for my problem. A common pin used, just like you said, remedied the problem this time.

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  35. aceO1
    aceO1 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a Brother SE 2700 Disney that occasionally gives me problems. Through trial and error ( but not sure WHAT I did ) could get it going again. Now I know after watching you just what I didn't do right, hopefully this will be read and help others. When you change everything, the thread, needle and bobbin, change everything. I thought if I changed one thing at a time I could find out through process of elimination what the problem was – but no – you have to change everything. Thanks guys! Also, thanks for moving right along. Some of these videos take so long they put me to sleep. You guys rock!

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  36. Sandy Min
    Sandy Min 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Thanks, this video really helped me understand thread tension.

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  37. Dave Taylor
    Dave Taylor 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    How gay are you?

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  38. Ada Lauren
    Ada Lauren 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Thank you so much for sharing that much information, it helps a lot

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  39. angela musonda
    angela musonda 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I bought a sewing machine singer brilliance 6080 in Johannesburg  .But have been unable to use it as the LCD display only brings up the numbers. how do I sought  this out as I am unable to me to start utilizing my machine. there is no singer in Zambia and that makes me to be stuck.

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  40. Disney Dreaming
    Disney Dreaming 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Genius, I was about to toss the machine (not quite) and had stopped using it for about a year. Watched the video and found a hidden area with a bunch of thread gathering and once that was removed, machine is amazing again. Thank you!!!!

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  41. Tara Michael
    Tara Michael 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    thanks! answered 4 of my questions. 🙂 lo!

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  42. Colleen Rock
    Colleen Rock 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have a Kenmore Elite Ergo3 Embroidery/Sewing machine and it is threaded correctly and free of lint in machine but to sew I need to put my tension up to 9. Some times the thread still loops on the underside of my fabric when sewing? Any idea what my problem could be?

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  43. Susan Hilsee
    Susan Hilsee 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    How do you fix a timing hook.  I have a Brother ULT 2001.  When the needle of the machine goes down the hook does not pick up the thread to be able to sew.

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  44. Denise Moseley
    Denise Moseley 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I have an odd issue with my machine. When I sew forward, the stitching comes out beautiful, but when it's time to reverse, the thread becomes loose and loop holes appear. Why?

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  45. Shellie Gonzalez
    Shellie Gonzalez 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    I bought a Brother HC 1850 several months ago and was working on a quilt when my feed dogs broke. They will not move, I opened up the machine and found a tiny nut loose but could not find where the nut went on the machine. the lever moves back and forth but the feed dogs stay down. Also my reverse stitch did not work. I put the machine back together and am at a loss as to how to fix it. The repair shop is over 50 miles away.

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  46. Lillian Blanchard
    Lillian Blanchard 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    Best how to/informational videos yet! Thank you!

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  47. Clarissa Lefever
    Clarissa Lefever 11 March, 2022, 19:41

    if your sewing machine is stuck in reverse I have a singer confidence stylist 7467

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