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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Timing problem - Brother VX-1120 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Timing problem - Brother VX-1120
Looking to adjust the timing on my Brother home sewing machine
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Date: 6/21/13 10:03 PM

I threw the timing off on my Brother VX-1120 home sewing machine by turning the wheel too forcefully when my needle had gotten stuck in fabric and thread. Now, the hook passes across the needle opening when the needle and top thread are too high, therefore my top thread is not picking up my bobbin thread.

I tried to adjust the timing. It looks like I may have to do this by accessing the parts that are towards the back of the machine. The cover is in a clamshell configuration. I was able to remove the front art of the cover, but couldn't figure out how to remove the back part.

Does anyone know how to remove the back cover of this machine, or better yet, does anyone know how to adjust the timing? It doesn't seem like it should be this difficult.

FYI: I am new to sewing machines, and know next to nothing about them. I'm just kind of figuring it out as I go.

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Date: 6/21/13 11:16 PM

I prefer to have this done by a sewing machine repair person.

Try a new needle as the one you were using may be bent and there is nothing wrong with the timing.




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Date: 6/22/13 0:16 AM

You probably just knocked the needle bar out of time. PLEASE don't try to adjust your timing, you'll just make it worse. We've had a couple machines where someone was trying to adjust their own timing, and they've scrambled it up so bad, that we couldn't unscramble it.

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