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I have a singer futura xl-400 and I am having a problem with the machine

I have looked everywhere and cleaned all the lint out I feel that the bobbin tension is off because it is "nesting" underneath as well

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It sounds to me like your bobbin tension is off. Take the embroidery unit off and set the upper tension to "S". Run a line of straight stitches, then a line of zigzag stitches. It is helpful if the bobbin thread and the top thread are different colors for this. If the top thread is almost a straight line, your bobbin tension is too loose. If your bobbin tension is almost a straight line, your bobbin tension is too tight.

To adjust the bobbin tension, take the bobbin case out and locate two screws on the side. The one you want is the straight-slot screw on the left; leave the Phillips on the right alone. The rule is "lefty-loosy", "righty-tighty" turn in the correct direction only 1/4 turn and sew another line; you should see SOME improvement, but it may take repeated attempts to get it in balance. When it is, put the unit back on, and don't forget to change the upper tension to "E".

Posted on Feb 06, 2013

  • Kim D Aug 06, 2013

    I am having the exact same problem, but supposedly the bobbin tension is unadjustable. I am going to try the above advice. Thank you!

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    Robbie Sep 07, 2015

    I tried your advice and it worked!!!! My only issue now is that the white bobbin underneath is not symmetrical. I see other projects underneath and the white bobbin is a clear "row" if you will, on the bottom. Mine is a little erratic. Is there anyway to fix that?

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I was having the same problem. When I took out the bobbin case, I saw the culprit - the tiniest piece of a broken needle. Removed that, problem solved. So random!

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread getting all nested underneath fabric

My experience is the bobbin not in correctly. Its worth a try. nancy

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin case futura singer sewing machine came out

The opening fits on the right side, toward back. There is the silver ring with the slot in it for the bobbin. That slot is facing the sewer.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Futura 900

Complete instructions for filling the bobbin and threading the Singer Futura 900 can be found here:

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Singer_Sewing_Machine_Threading/singer_900_futura_threading.htm

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: singer futura model 900 sewing machine

Recently had same problem. Underneath the bobbin area on the bottom of the machine is a small white plastic piece that resembles a fan. Singer calls this the bobbin cam actuator. It is usually cracked along the sleeve that fits over the metal pin, bar? This is the mechanism that lifts the bobbin when it is wound. When its broken it can't lift the bobbin to be wound properly.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer futura 250. while sewing the E4 code

Are you using bobbin thread? Is your thead new? Is themachine threaded correctly?

Make sure that when you thread the upper part the thread go under the circle that pull it.

Another thing is that when you hit the start button, pull the upper thread until the machine goes two or three times. It helps the bobbin thread to come up and the machine start sewing.I you leave it along the thread sometimes doesnot comes up and that is why the machine beeps.

I use this technique to make sure it doesnt beep and to cut the thread (the one at the beginning so it doesn't mess my design)

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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