My 15000 is just a few months old and lately I've been noticing a problem. If I start sewing just a couple of stitches before the fabric reaches the needle, or if I don't hold the thread tail, the thread will often pop out of the takeup lever. When this happens the needle jumps to the left and I know it has happened. Sometimes this happens when I am chain piecing if I don't put the next piece right against the previous one.
It is treaded correctly, bobbin area cleaned out. I have had a 7700 and an 8900 prior to this and I was able to take a few stitches without the fabric right under the needle without a problem, Any suggestions?
Gail in FL
Jumping to the left, Jim says:
Have your dealer take a look at it. This shouldn't happen. Also check your knee lever to make sure it's not getting bumped while you are piecing. If it gets nudged a little it will partially open the tension discs which could cause trouble.