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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 Kathleen on January 26, 2012 at 3:01pm

Arlene, I agree with you.  The FIX is great to know about, but a little bit of prevention, AKA clean your bobbin case area often could prevent the need for a fix.

Comment by Brenda J. Moore on January 26, 2012 at 1:38pm

WELL DONE!  Your Wife ought to be proud!  Heck if my husband had shown interest in anything I had to do I wouldn't have gotten rid of him all those years ago.  (I mean divorce, not actually "gotten rid" of although it entered my mind at the time)... I'm sorry. What were we talking about?

Machines can be so finicky and fussy to work with, let alone repair.  I think your showing us how this  part works so clearly and so detailed is just super and very helpful knowledge.

Thanks so much.

Comment by Maureen Nicholls on January 26, 2012 at 11:54am

Brilliant how I wish I had seen this video when my overlocker had the same problem. I had knocked out the timing when sewing some very thick material. I guess the principle is the same. The repair shop wanted about £100 to fix it so I invested in a new one. Wish now I had taken it apart and tried to sort it myself.

Another Maureen

Comment by Janet Harris on January 26, 2012 at 11:18am

That was awesome. I will definately try that the next time my timing goes out. Thank you!


Comment by Gail Grange on January 26, 2012 at 10:51am

Thank you very much, I paid £40 when my sewing machine went funny a year ago, It's now gone again so i'll now have a go at mending it myself.

Gail x

Comment by maureen reid on January 26, 2012 at 10:50am

Nice job! Your wife should be proud of you!


Comment by Arlene Rogers on January 26, 2012 at 9:57am

Very cool, but he should get the lint out of the gears.  That might be what threw the timing off to begin with!

Comment by Ang So on January 26, 2012 at 9:04am

Brilliant! If I had only seen this a few months ago I could have saved 70 bucks.

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