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We have compiled a list of our most common customer inquiries.
The answer to your question may be found below.
Please note - these questions relate to straight stitch machines.


  • What do these error messages mean?
  • Why is my machine telling me to call Barudan America? What should I do?
  • What causes birdnesting?
  • I hit my hoop with the needle. Now what?
  • My machine is not detecting thread breaks, what do I do?
  • What causes thread breaks and frays?
  • My machine is skipping stitches or not picking up bobbin. Is the hook timing off?
  • How often should I change my needle?
  • What is the best needle to use?
  • What is the best thread to use on my machine?
  • How do I tell if my tension is correct?
  • How do I adjust my tension?
  • What do I do when the bobbin showing on the bottom is not centered?
  • How much bobbin should be showing on the back of the fabric?
  • How can I tell when my bobbin tension needs to be adjusted?
  • How do I adjust the check spring?
  • What regular maintenance should I do to my machine?
  • How do I oil my machine and how often do I oil my machine?
  • How much oil do I put in the red holes?
  • How often should I oil my sewing hook?
  • How do I figure out what model my machine is?
  • Should I shut the main breaker on the machine off at night?
  • How can I tell when my machine was built?
  • My BEAT-900 machine is giving an "Unexpected Fatal Error."
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