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I just went thru the EXACT same thing, pulled up YouTube videos and discovered it was all about (1) how the LOOPER was threaded (the video taught me it is called "the puppy dogs head/ears" and that to thread it you follow the path of the ORANGE DOT (which often is combined with either blue/black, but just look for the ORANGE dot path no matter what the other color is with it) and that thread goes: "Around the puppy dog's neck and behind his ears". Honest to God this was part of my problem. (2) TENSION settings: I also discovered that even though the 936 has the adviser has all recommended settings for the stitches, you still NEED to tinker with the tensions. Specifically, I was set up for the WIDE COVERSTITCH to hem a knit skirt. I selected the KNIT MEDIUM (Auto M4) stitch and used these tensions: A needle 4, E needle 6, Looper was ok at 3. It worked like a charm and FINALLY I can do the stitch! Seriously, there are many YouTube videos (many lousy quality) that actually show and explain this stitch and how to set up your machine. Hope this helps!!! Good luck and happy sewing!

Husqvarna... | Answered on Jun 05, 2018

Hello Kitty
The 'tiny black semi-circle' sounds like the bobbin winder or a part of it. That 'little' part has to go back onto the bobbin winder, or else the bobbins will over-fill. However, if the bobbin winder (the 'thing' that holds the bobbin in place while winding) is pushed toward the bobbin spindle ... pull it back and the machine will 'let' you sew. But still no winding bobbins. Refer to pages 10 and 11 of your manual, or download it for free from:
The part that came off, should be installed to factory specifications which a qualified technician will be able to instal.
Hopefully this will let you finish what you started.

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Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018

Please take your machine out of bobbin winding mode.

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018

try increasing the needle thread tension up a bit more
the tension numbers in the book are only a rough guide to tension settings

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on Jun 01, 2018

There is usually one source for this problem, and it's easy to fix. Take the end cap of your machine as if you were changing a light bulb. Now you are off...When you switch from straightstich to zigzag, the levers operate across and inside the body so that the needle shaft, you watch it going up and down, can also move sidesways (but only a few mm's (about 3/16 inch)) The needle shaft should both go left and right, freely. It is hinged at the top but half way down ththe shaft it "floats" in a two sided guide. This sounds complicated but it truly is NOT. What happens to neglected machines is that "gunge" forms in the sliding parts and stop the left and right deflections. You my need to prise open the shaft from it's guide to start with (be gentle) but a few drops of oil normally soon allows the needle shaft to slide side to side.
When you can shake the needle shaft from side to side BY HAND (with the machine set in the zigzag mode) replace the end cap and start zigzaging.
And in future oil your flaming sewing machine.....

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 28, 2018

When I wind a bobbin, I have to untighten the wheel center. Make sure your machine's wheel center is tightened and try again.

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 20, 2018

I haven't seen a free copy of a service manual, but have seen free copies of operating manuals. I assume from your question that you do not want the operating manual, and want a free service manual.

Service manual for sale for $10:

Service manual for sale:

Since you implied you do not want to purchase:

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 18, 2018

Perhaps this will help (page 9):

Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread!

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Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 16, 2018

Hello Susan.
All the different screen display adjustments are found starting on page 10 in the manual. If the manual is not readily available, here is a free link: Viking Huskylock 936 User Manual Sewing Advisor Display Function
The screen contrast is not adjustable on the Husqvarna 936 serger.
Happy stitching.

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 12, 2018

Not sure what you are asking. The standard factory setting for top tension is the midway point on the dial. On a lot of machines, it is marked in red. The bobbin tension is set by a technician. If it has been adjusted, it will affect both bobbin tension and top tension. That is why it is very important to make attempts to resolve a tension issue by adjusting the top tension BEFORE adjusting the bobbin tension as a last resort.

Husqvarna Sewing... | Answered on May 04, 2018

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