Needle does not move, Needle moves but stitch is not formed, Needle breaks – SINGER 9124 User Manual

Page 24: Bobbin winding difficulties, Lower thread breaks, Skipped stitches, Fabric does not move properly under presser foot, Additional accessories, Performance checklist

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When sewing difficulties occur, look back through this manual to make sure you

are correctly following the instructions. If you still have a problem, the reminders below
may help you to correct it.

Needle Does Not Move

Is machine connected to electrical supply?
Is the power and light switch on?
Is controller connected?
Is air supply from controller clear?

Needle Moves But Stitch
Is Not Formed

Is needle defective?
Is needle fully inserted into needle clamp?

Are bobbin and needle correctly threaded?
Is bobbin correctly inserted into bobbin


Needle Breaks

Is needle straight and sharp?
Is needle correct size?
Is needle fully inserted into needle clamp?

Are controls properly set?
Are accessories correct for application?

Bobbin Winding Difficulties

Is thread unwinding freely from spool?
Is bobbin winder engaged?
Is thread end securely held at start of wind?

Upper Thread Breaks

Is machine properly threaded?
Is thread freely unwinding from spool?
Is proper spool cap being used?
Is needle correct size for thread?
Is upper thread tension too tight?
Is bobbin case properly inserted?
Is bobbin rim free of nicks?

Lower Thread Breaks

Is bobbin correctly wound?
Is bobbin correctly inserted intojbbin

bobbin case?

Is bobbin case correctly threaded?

Skipped Stitches

Is machine preperly threaded?
Is fabric firmly held down?
Is needle correct style and size?
Is needle straight and sharp?

Fabric Does Not Move Properly

Under Presser Foot

Is presser foot correctly attached to


Is presser foot lowered?
Is stitch length correctly set?


Additional Accessories for your sewing machine are available at your sewing center.

Even Feed Foot (M) is used for sewing
hard-to-feed pile, stretch and bonded
fabrics. Also excellent for plaids, stripes
and topstitching.

Twin Needle and Spool (R) are used for
decorative twin needle (2 threads) stitch­

ing on woven and knit fabrics.

Overedge Foot, use with Overedge Stretch
Stitch for seams in stretch fabrics.

Narrow Hemmer Foot is used to stitch
a narrow hem in a single operation.

Seam Ripper, use to pick and cut threads
quickly and neatly.



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