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On many machines, on the right side, in the center of the vertical wheel is a knurled piece about the diameter of a quarter. Turn this to the left while the machine is off. This will disengage the needle drive.
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1. Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.
Handwheel release-stops needle movement during bobbin winding- Use it when winding the bobbin. -turns the light off and on. -carries the thread and pierces the fabric.
There are a few reasons why your bobbin thread might keep getting stuck. The first reason could be that the tension on your machine is too tight. This can cause the thread to break or get tangled. The second reason could be that the bobbin case is not inserted correctly.
If the tension on your top thread is too tight, it can cause the thread to get stuck in the bobbin. Make sure that the upper thread is feeding freely without obstruction (like getting stuck behind the spool cap or getting caught on any rough spots o the thread spool itself).
It`s located at the bottom of the sewing machine. This thread comes up through the needle plate. Thread from the spool goes through the needle`s eye. Thread from the bobbin comes up through the needle plate.
the top thread sits on top of your sewing machine and goes through the needle while the bobbin thread is wound onto a bobbin and sits inside your bobbin case when fabric is sandwiched between both threads. the threads form a loop which then creates a stitch.
A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. If the needle won`t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt.
7. Hand wheel controls the movement of the take up lever and needle; can be controlled by power or by hand; should ALWAYS be turned toward you.
The tension could be too tight or too loose. Set the tension to the basic thread tension setting or adjust the tension manually. The combination of the needle size, thread size and fabric is incorrect. Be sure to use the correct size needle and thread for the type of fabric that you are sewing.
The upper tension is too tight. Properly set the upper tension on your machine. 6. You could be pulling the fabric to hard causing the needle to strike the needle plate.

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Replaced the pull cord and its not retracting as far as it should
ANSWER : You need to wind the spring tighter (do over), but not too tight or you’ll break it. I’ll give you my favorite video on the subject and hope that helps. This guy is very good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ZMVFi0yqYBest of luck to you.James

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What are the settings on the carb. How many turns out arfter they are both in all the way.This is on the ryobi weed eater. gas carburetor.
ANSWER : Turn the needles clockwise until they just seat out (stop) gently, do not force or you will ruin needles and seats. Just use your thumb and first finger on the screwdriver handle to do this so you will not put too much pressure on the needles and seats. Turn left needle 1 turn out counterclockwise ( left needle or one closest to engine is L setting) turn right needle out 1 1/4 turns counterclockwise (right needle or one closest to choke is H setting)…this should allow the engine to start…if engine floods or stalls you may have to close the needle a bit in or out in 1/4 turn increments until engine starts. Once started turn L needle in or out till you get a good steady idle (may take you a couple of tries to find the sweet spot…we’re talking small adjustments…won’t take much) once a good Idle is achieved… open the needle about 1/16 to 1/8 turn. Throttle up to full throttle and do the same with the right needle until you get smooth running at full throttle. Once you find the best full setting…open the right needle about 1/16 ti 1/8 of a turn to make the mixture a little rich at full throttle.This will enrich the mixture and allow more lubrication and cooling of the engine…let engine return to idle and see if you have good response from low to high speed…you may have to repeat this a couple of times…Now shut down engine and remove the spark plug…you want to see a brownish gray deposit on the ceramic and electrode….if you see it you are there !!! It may take you a couple of tries….but be patient..

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I have a brother pacesetter super full automatic model, and i am trying the zigzag stitch pattern, unfortunately, the needle strikes the metal on the side of the hole where the needle is supposed to get through. i tried removing the needle plate, but the cloth won’t feed properly of course. is there supposed to be a specific kind of needle plate for making zigzag stitch patterns,etc? because i read an online brother manual for another model similar to mine (there are no manuals online for my machine model) but it does not require changing the needle plate. what could be done about it? thanks for any help and info . by the way i chose tools and hardware expert on the choice below, i think it’s the closest to sewing machine expert i could find 🙁
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Ahoo.comI have a brother inovvis 4000D when I start to sew ro embroider the upper thread goes down and hooks bobbin thread but it never brings it back up so I am getting a lot of birdsnesting.I have rethreaded needle and bobbin, changed the bobbin caseing cleaned it out several times readjusted the bobbin casen think I didnt put it back in there right I dont now what else to do beside take it in but that is the last thing I want to do if i can do it myself.
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Only runs while pouring gas in carb.but gas is coming through fuel pump why will it not run
ANSWER : If the fuel pump is not only working buy supplying enough pressure and the engine runs OK the only thing between is the carburator. Check the float bowl for water and/or debris. Next check the float connection to the needle valve and seat. It can get stuck or break. Other than that make sure the gaskets are in good condition and the carb is tight against the intake.

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My blower string won’t go back in the spool. I tried to loosen the screw that holds the spool to see if it was bound up but it didn’t work. When I looked under the spool to the part that wind the rope a small “s” shape piece of metal was there where does it go and how can I get the rope to wind back up?
ANSWER : Go to smalleng.com and watch video.

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How do you set the needle float for the gas – ECHO, Inc. PB-251C Handheld Blower
ANSWER : Using flat edge placed over needle lever,bend till even with flat edge and when you push down on this lever it should just start to lift the needle.

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While trying to start gas pourred out of the exhaust
ANSWER : The needle valve in the carb evidently is not seating and allowing way too much fuel to continually enter into the fuel system. Remove the carbs float bowl to check for this. Float pushed up…should be no gas flow…float hanging down..gas should flow. The needle valve is probably either sticking open or debris in the seating area is not allowing it to seat (which shuts off the gas flow).

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