Performance checklist, Needle does not move, Needle moves but stitch is not formed – SINGER 6215 User Manual

Page 43: Needle breaks, Bobbin winding difficulties, Upper thread breaks, Lower thread breaks, Skipped stitches, Fabric does not move properly under presser foot

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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
Is the power and light switch on?
Is controller connected?

Is the handwheel engaged for bobbin

Needle Moves But Stitch Is Not

Is needle defective?
Is needle fully inserted into needle

Are bobbin and needle correctly

Isbobbin correctly inserted into bob­

bin case?

Needle Breaks

Is needle straight and sharp?
Is needle correct size?
Is needle fully Inserted into needle


Are controls properly set?
Are a c c e s s o r i e s c o r r e c t f o r

Bobbin Winding Difficulties

Is thread unwinding freely from
Is bobbin winder engaged?
Is thread end securely held at start
of wind?
Is thread hanging up on the slit on
the thread spool?

Upper Thread Breaks

Is machine properly threaded?
Is thread freely unwinding from


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 into bob­

bin case?

Is bobbin case correctly threaded?
Is thread hanging up on the slit on

the thread spool?

Skipped Stitches

Is machine properly 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?