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Thread bunching underneath fabric on Bicor VX1005 mahine.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    my bobbin tension seems off but I am installing the bobbin as I always do.

  • Dalkatz52 Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same issue with my machine, I'm about ready to toss this peice of **** out the window. I have had the same problem for years. Thread keeps bunching up, winding around the bobbin. Ruining my garmets. Something must be defective in this machine because we are all having the same issue. NOW, what do i do to fix this problem ???

    Sometimes it works other times like now.... it doesn't.......

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The impulse is to blame the bobbin, because that's where the thread bunches. But the problem is probably with the top thread tension. The tension is too loose, allowing the bobbin to help itself to all the thread it wants. Retrace the path of the thread from spool to needle and see if you missed anything. The instructions in my VX1005 manual are not clear. I had to try a couple of paths before I got it right. Make sure the spring in the tension disk setup is moving freely. You should feel a fair amount of resistance when you pull on the needle thread. Hope this helps.

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