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Singer 5525 sewing machine knots up thread on underside of fabric after three stitches

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    Same problem here



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You can go here, search 5525, and download or purchase an instruction manual for your machine, if you have misplaced the one that came with it. It looks like there are some available as downloadable pdfs for free and some physical ones for $15. https://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

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Most commonly this is from incorrect threading top thread. Check manual for threading path or follow threading path usually marked by arrows on machine

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Posting this for future forum-searches. I had the same problem, with terrible knotting on the underside. After paying $100 to have it serviced, it turned out the bobbin was the wrong size. This model takes a "15-class" bobbin.

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