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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

ES-2000/2000T

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Date: 05/07/2015 ID: faqh00000467_011

How do I thread my machine? (For models equipped with the needle threader)

Upper threading (For models equipped with the needle threader)

(1) Spool pin      (2) Thread guide      (3) Mark on the handwheel

 

Make sure you thread the machine properly. Otherwise, the thread could tangle and break the needle.

  • The needle threader can only be used with home sewing machine needles size 75/11- 100/16. Check the table (Needle types and their uses) on the operation manual for the appropriate needle and thread combinations. If you are using transparent nylon monofilament thread, you can only use needles in the range of 90/14-100/16.
  • You cannot use the needle threader if you are using decorative threads or special needles, such as the twin needle and wing needle. If you are using those types of threads or needles, thread the eye of the needle by hand. Make sure the main power switch is off when threading the needle by hand.

 

1. Raise the presser foot using the presser foot lever.

Raise the presser foot using the presser foot lever (1) Presser foot lever

 

If the presser foot is not raised, the sewing machine cannot be threaded.

 
2. Press needle position button once or twice to raise the needle.

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  (1) Needle position button      

If the needle is not correctly raised, the sewing machine can not be threaded.
Be sure to turn the handwheel so that the mark on the wheel points up before threading the sewing machine.

3. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible, and then put a spool of thread on this pin.
Pull up the spool pin and put a spool of thread on the pin

If the spool of thread is in the wrong place, or is set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.

4. Feed the upper thread as shown in the illustration below;
  i) Pass the thread through the thread guide.
 ii) Guide the thread down and up through the groove.

Feed the upper thread as shown in the illustration  (1) Thread guide

 

5. Pass the thread into the thread take-up lever from the right to the left.
Then guide the thread down through the groove.
Pass the thread into the thread take-up lever
  (1) Thread take-up lever
  • If the thread take-up lever is lowered, the upper thread cannot be wrapped around the thread take-up lever. Make sure you raise the presser foot lever and the thread take-up lever before you feed the upper thread.
  • If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems.
6. Put the thread behind the needle bar thread guide above the needle.

Put the thread behind the needle bar thread guide
  (1) Needle bar thread guide

 

The thread can easily be passed behind the needle bar thread guide by holding the thread in your left hand, then feeding the thread with your right hand.

7. Lower the presser foot lever.

Lower the presser foot lever

 

8. While lowering the needle threader lever, hook the thread onto the guide.

While lowering the needle threader lever, hook the thread onto the guide
  (1) Needle holder      (2) Needle threader lever       (3) Guide

 

9. Fully lower the needle threader lever.
The end of the needle threader rotates toward you and the hook passes through the eye of the needle.

Fully lower the needle threader lever

 

10. Catch the thread on the hook as shown below.

Catch the thread on the hook
  (1) Hook         (2) Thread

 

11. While lightly holding the thread, release the needle threader lever. The hook will pull the thread through the needle.

While lightly holding the thread, release the needle threader lever

 

12. Raise the presser foot lever, and carefully pull the loop of the thread through the eye of the needle to pull out the end of the thread.

Raise the presser foot lever, and carefully pull out the end of the thread

 

13. Pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread through the needle toward the back of the sewing machine.

Pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread toward the back of the machine

 

 

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CE-5000/5000PRW, ES-2000/2000T

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