Toyota Sewing Machine: Instruction Manuals Help

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Recently, we’ve had a lot of requests through about how to get hold of Toyota sewing machine instruction manuals. This is great news as we think it shows more and more people are wanting to start sewing again, so, to make it easier for you we’ve put together our tips for you below …

 

1. Find your series/model number on your sewing machine.

2. Head to our “Instruction Manual” page on our Home-Sewing website: here.

3. Scroll down the page and look for your model on the left column.

 

4. Click the ‘PDF’ box next to the model of your sewing machine, under the language of your choice:

5. The instruction manual will now appear. You can choose whether you want to just view it online, print it off or download a copy.

6. The majority of these manuals are also available as a hard copy and are available to purchase for £5 from our Spares Department, simply email spares@aeuk.co.uk or call 01322 291137 (option 3) with the series and model of your machine

 

7. In the event you cannot find your instruction manual on this page (Toyota have been making sewing machines for many many years), please contact our spares department (details above) and they will be able to check the archives to see if we can get a copy of these for you.

Troubleshooting Basics – Doesn’t rotate

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Out of all the faults that may happen to you whilst sewing, this may well be the most frustrating: when it just won’t sew!! The noise and the sudden stubbornness of the machine acting like a tantrum toddler often make us think it is something severe & expensive to fix. However, the chances are, you will avoid this problem if you take care of your machine by cleaning regularly and here is a basic rundown of why it may happen, and ways to prevent or resolve it if it does …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This may be because the:

  • The machine is not turned on properly
  • Thread is tangled in the hook
  • A broken needle is hiding in the hook

You could fix this by:

  • Turning the machine off and on
  • Ensuring the power plug is connected properly
  • Cleaning the hook
  • Taking out the bobbin & removed any trapped thread

 

If you need help on doing any of the above, refer to your Instruction Manual or download one here.

 

If you have any more advice to add to this, would like any more help or simply want to share your experience … come and visit our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts!!

Troubleshooting Basics – Missed Stitches

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Missed Stitches:

 

Most of us use a sewing machine to add a professional finish to the things we create, so, when stitches are skipped, we have every right to be frustrated.  However, most of the time the blame lies with us, so the secret is to try & do things correctly to prevent it from happening again, and quickly rectify it when it does. Here is a basic rundown of why it may happen, and ways to prevent or resolve it if it does …

 

This may be because the:

  • Needle is incorrectly installed
  • Needle is bent
  • Needle is old
  • Needle and thread are not appropriate for the fabric
  • Upper thread is not correctly thread

 

You could fix this by:

  • Installing the needle correctly
  • Checking the needle is not bent, and replace
  • Ensuring the needle & thread are appropriate to the fabric
  • Threading the upper thread correctly

If you need help on doing any of the above, refer to your Instruction Manual or download one here.

 

If you have any more advice to add to this, would like any more help or simply want to share your experience … come and visit our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts!!

Troubleshooting Basics – Broken Needle

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Broken Needle:

 

Whether you’re a learner or an expert, these things can happen to all of us at some point within our sewing lifetime. However, it’s usually easily solved & fixed…Check out our points below that may help solve a) why it happened in the first place and b) how to help prevent it in the future!!

 

This may be because the:

  • Needle is incorrectly installed
  • The needle clamp screw is loose
  • The needle is too fine for the cloth
  • The tension of the upper thread is too tight
  • The fabric is being pulled too strongly
  • The bobbin case is not in the correct position

 

You could fix this by:

  • Installing the needle correctly
  • Firmly tightening the screw
  • Checking you are using a needle appropriate to the fabric
  • Adjusting the thread tension
  • Checking you are not pulling the fabric too strongly
  • Ensuring the bobbin case is in the correct position

If you need help on doing any of the above, refer to your Instruction Manual or download one here.

If you have any more advice to add to this, would like any more help or simply want to share your experience … come and visit our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts!!