Basic Troubleshooting Steps for EMT16

Here are the most common things to check if you are encountering real or false thread breaks or quality issues when sewing:

Click on each of these topics for detailed instructions:


Check Thread Path

Check Bobbin Thread

Review your Acti-Feed Settings

Review your Presser Foot Settings

Rotary Hook Support (Retaining Finger) Adjustment

Needle Orientation

Check Cutter Blade

Verify Needle Depths

Clean below the Needle Plate (How to Clear a Bird's Nest)

Identify and Clear a Thread Bind

Check Needle Case Calibration

Check Hook Timing


If the EMT16's Cutter Blade has been damaged, purchase a new one here and follow these Installation Instructions.

If the EMT16's Hook Assembly has been damaged, purchase a new one here and follow these Installation Instructions.


If you only encounter problems when sewing on caps, review these helpful instructions:

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