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How to Fix / Repair the Hook Timing on a Sewing Machine

This video demonstrates how to fix / adjust / repair the timing of the hook on a sewing machine. If the thread from your needle isn't getting caught by the hook that rotates around, this video explains what to adjust to fix that. Requires some very basic tools and takes 15-30 minutes - maybe less.

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Comment by Jane on September 2, 2013 at 6:56pm

My machine sews but there is a bunch of loops on the underneath of the fabric. Any fixes for that?

Comment by Tamara Hallock on August 2, 2013 at 4:27pm

It didn't work for me.  Maybe I destroyed the machine in some other way.

Comment by Triciababe on January 29, 2012 at 11:11am

Awesome advice, thanks so very much for taking the time to make the video - and to think a shop was going to charge $90 for what he did, amazing. Can't thank you enough for the knowledge!

Comment by Gail B on January 27, 2012 at 10:21am

This is a great tutorial.  Keeping your bobbin area lint free is important also.

Comment by Robin Stowers on January 26, 2012 at 9:35pm

Awesome!  Thank you!

Comment by Linda Heck on January 26, 2012 at 7:59pm

Your sure so very lucky to have a great husband. 

Comment by Ags on January 26, 2012 at 6:48pm

 I've had problems with this before on a machine I no longer have, so this is great to know for future reference!  Both Thumbs Up!  He did such a good job of explaining and showing how to fix this.  Could be the beginning of a How To Fix This  video career.  ;))

Comment by EDITH on January 26, 2012 at 4:59pm

He is not only smart but good-looking!

My sons are not mechanically inclined but my daughter is (go figure!) so I will be showing her this for future reference.

Comment by Rita on January 26, 2012 at 4:23pm

Now thats the kind of husband every girl should have

Comment by Elizabeth Smith on January 26, 2012 at 3:59pm

This has inspired me to do some research on line and try to adjust and/or repair one of my machines.  It never occured to me that I might find repair hints for sewing machines on line.  Cudos to your husband, he did a great job.  My husband, bless his heart, just isn't mechanically inclined.  So, having been an only child and having hung out with my Dad in the garage and my Mom in the kitchen and Grandma when she was sewing.  I gained a little mechanical knowledge and a lot of sewing knowledge....so, it looks like it is up to me.  Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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