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When trying to sew with my PFAFF 2030 (NEW) the thread bunches up under the material. I have tried ajusting the tension many time but still does it.

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  • engineers2 Oct 30, 2008

    That sounds like the same problem Iam having on my 6230. I have posted a similar question looking for answers...

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The thread bunching under the fabric is generally an indication that the upper thread is not seated properly between the tension disks.

  1. Completely remove the thread from the machine/threading path.
  2. Raise the presser bar lifter to the up position. This releases the tension disks, ensuring that the thread will seat itself properly when you again lower the presser foot.
  3. Rethread the machine, including the needle.
  4. Grasp the thread at the spool and where it comes out of the needle. Give it a little tug and "floss" is through the thread path - as you'd floss your teeth back and forth. You should feel tension on the thread.
  5. If you feel no tension/pressure on the thread, double-check to make sure the thread is between the tension disks (not outside of them).
  6. If thread is seated properly between the disks and no tension, there may be a mechanical issue that is causing the tension disks to not close properly.
  7. Also make sure the bobbin thread is turning in the proper direction and that the thread tail is under the tension of the bobbin case.
Hope this helps - don't hesitate to respond with further questions. We're always happy to help.

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette
www.sewingexpressions.com

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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