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We have an ancient Singer walking foot machine, model 111W101, that wads a bunch of thread on the bottom side of the fabric. We have been told that the bobbin tension needs to be adjusted. The instruction manual we have says: "The tension on the bottom thread is regulated by means of the screw nearest the center of the tension spring on the outside of the bobbin case. To increase the tension, turn this screw over to the right. To decrease the tension, turn this screw over to the left." The problem is that we can't figure out what screw they mean or where it is. Thank you for your help.

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I had this problem and it all came down to using the wrong backing. I kep trying to use tearaway on everything but WRONG. Using the proper backing corrects most problems. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: Singer Simple bottom thread is loose

hi there
raise pressure foot up thread making sure thread passes between thread guide this should solve problem never alter bobbin tension,
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Thread is bunching underneath fabric

Needle in correct? Be sure your bobbin is not in upside down and turning the wrong way. Possibly the hook that the bobbicase fits in/on has been hit by a needle and caused a burr that is catching the thread as it comes around. The burr would have to be polished off or hook replaced. The machine could be slightly out of time also.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: thread bunches up under the fabric

For normal everyday fabric, tension should be 3-5.
If it is looping on the bottom, the problem is the threading of the machine. If it loops on the top then the problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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