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Thread Take Up Lever Issue

My problem seems to be that after I have sewn for a few minutes sometimes slowing down and then speeding up but always on the 2nd sewing speed my thread will wrap around the thread take up lever. This causes my tension to loosen on the bottom of my seam. I have read and followed the instructions for threading the machine however this problem continues. Any suggestions?

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  • Brother Master
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I've had that problem before, you can use a piece of tape to cover the take up lever or use a pair of wire pliers to close the take up lever just a little bit, so the thread will not come out.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

  • Jill Reese
    Jill Reese Feb 25, 2014

    Thank you. I was thinking that I should try to close off the hook after threading. I will definitely give it a try. And thank you for not suggesting I wasn't threading it correctly. Arghhh lol



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Mary Dunn

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SOURCE: Thread wrapping around take up lever

I think that you should check the manual again because it sounds like you have missed a step in your threading. What you are describing does not seem possible if it threaded right

Posted on Jul 26, 2010


Mary Dunn

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SOURCE: My brother LS-1520 sewing machine is having major tension problem

Try some metal bobbins, #15 or SA 156. that seems to help. If, you don't have a manual go to and download one for free

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

Tally Girl

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SOURCE: brother XL3500 thread keeps wrapping

Revisit your threading up, check the threading up path in your manual. The thread is missing a thread loop/guide I would say for the thread to keep coming loose and getting caught around the take up lever. Is it fully into tension? Always raise the pressure foot when threading up the top of the machine to ensure the tension is wide open so the thread seats properly.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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