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« : June 29, 2010, 10:47:12 AM »

man i cant seem to get it spent hours on trying to find the problem the thread keeps pulling out of the needle on start up after a few stitches. changed needles bobbin hook timing is right on. what am i missing :(
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« #1 : June 29, 2010, 12:14:13 PM »

on my Adler I have to hold the thread, top and bobbin for a couple of stitches, or it gets sucked in and balls up.

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« #2 : June 29, 2010, 01:26:00 PM »

I agree with Mike, I think holding on to the threads is sort of standard protocol with the torquier machines. 
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« #3 : June 29, 2010, 03:57:26 PM »

Yep...hold the thread!
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« #4 : June 29, 2010, 04:24:42 PM »

Spary the thread and the needle with some sillicone slip. 

ps. make sure your foot isnt rubbing the thread.
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« #5 : June 29, 2010, 07:27:17 PM »

well i did that and it breaks the thread after it runs out on the left i would pull about 12 in. on the left of the needle and when that runs out it pulls the thread from the eye and than i start all over again
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« #6 : June 29, 2010, 08:38:07 PM »

well i did that and it breaks the thread after it runs out on the left i would pull about 12 in. on the left of the needle and when that runs out it pulls the thread from the eye and than i start all over again
I may be misunderstanding you But, the thread should come through the right hand side of your needle ,you may have the needle round the wrong way in which case it will break every time.The blood gutter on the needle(grooved side)should face left and be threaded from that side.Makes sense? I hope...
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« #7 : June 29, 2010, 09:10:38 PM »

Yep, Kiwi's probably right.  On my new-to-me double needle Singer, I have a single needle loaded only on the left side of the needle bar.  When I threaded it, I knew that it was a mirror image of the threading/needle on the right, but being dyslexic as I am, threaded the needle left to right instead of right to left and for the life of me, couldn't figure out why on earth the dang thing would come unthreaded after a single stitch.  DUH!  Blush...    :-[  And I've been sewing since I was 7 or 8.  I had to actually watch the hook pick up the thread before I figured it out. 

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« #8 : June 30, 2010, 12:05:39 PM »

ok when i go home i will try left to right you see i use embroidery machines all day long 6 head . four head and single head and it is front to back i just figured that it must be right to left not left to right. I think i figured out  the hook timing on my machines its set at 180 than turn to 200 deg i think on this machine it is. turn pulley towards you all the way down than back up 3mm set the hook to the scarf of the needle. Give me a embroidery machine any day and its all mine. I just picked up this machine to do a project job for me and sew banners.
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« #9 : June 30, 2010, 09:25:49 PM »

well i half to say you were right about left to right so after all of that pulling the hook out i hope i set the timing right. It seems to sew like a dream. running 92 sunbrella uv thread and no skips our missed stitches. I want to thank all of your input. Now where can i buy bimini tubing cheap west coast Cali
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« #10 : July 01, 2010, 01:18:35 PM »

"Blood gutter", lol.  I'll be chuckling about that for some to come... .

Funny how we become so accustomed to one machine that we instinctively treat all the others the same way, huh?  I hadn't used my overlock machine in a pretty long time and was working on some pretty lightweight fabric, so changed the needle down to a #12.  Overlock needles (like zig-zags) have the groove facing you as the loopers pass by the scarf behind the needle; but damned if I didn't put the needle in "sideways"... DOH!
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« #11 : July 02, 2010, 05:10:32 AM »

- I already referred this to my friend.

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Stephen
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