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Tangled bobbin thread

I am just doing straight sewing...not embroidery. The problem started with birdnesting. I have checked top thread tension, tried to adjust the bobbin tension, changed threads, needles and fabric types. Now, I don't even get to the birdnesting. The thread bunches up around the bobbin casing and I have to cut it to be able to remove the fabric. It is as if something is catching the thread between the bobbin case and the racing mechanism. When I try to slowly watch what is happening by lowering the needle by hand, and with the face plate off, it looks as if the thread is pulling the bobbin case out of position. Help, please! I am in Belize and cannot get to a repair shop.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Bunches up thread

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Bobbing case not winding have already cleaned out all thread from around case what can I try next who services in Rome Ga. These machines

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Bobbin case not rewinding and wraps thread around the case have cleaned it out still is not rewinding. It cuts the thread before it gets started

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I had a problem with a needle jam recently--safety mechanism engaged. Turned the machine off, removed needle and replaced with new needle. Wouldn't pull up bobbin thread after that. We removed the bobbin case, inspected, and there was a big chip in the plastic. Replaced the bobbin case with "generic" bobbin case guaranteed to fit my Brother HE-120. Now still can't get machine to pull up bobbin thread. Tried to pull it up manually, according to directions in my Brother manual, but that didn't work either. I really don't want to take it to repair because the machine probably not even worth the bench charge but neither can I afford a new one. Help Please!!! Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    hi i have a janome dc2101 having trouble with the needle tension i think it appears on the wrong side bobbin thread is straight across wrong side have moved tension , changed cotton ,needles cleaned bobbin case area not sure what to try next ?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When I open the slide plate and turn the Hand wheel there is nothing moving around the bobbin, shouldn't there be something moveing in there?

  • Jimmie Sill May 26, 2014

    Check the bobbin and make sure it is the right size. When you insert the bobbin the thread has to go behind the metal plate (tension). The thread should be able to pull out with a small amount of tension. If it is too high you need to loosen it. That is a small screw on the bobbin carrier. The bobbin should be rotating counter clockwise. When you pull there shouldn't be any snags. It should be able to be pulled with only a bit of resistance; not snags. Once this is corrected adjust the top tension to three and try your machine. You may need to adjust the top tension slightly but it should work very good.

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Okay. I had this problem too. try taking the bobbin casing out. I had a bit of thread lintg caught in a remote area of the under-plate area. Blow it out with canned air and oil your machine. That should help. It fixed mine.

Posted on May 09, 2007

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Make sure you are using the right bobbin - light blue tint and slightly domed, make sure you are using bobbin thread, floss thread through the thread guides, make sure the thread goes behind the metal bar immediately after it comes out of the thread guide before it goes into the wire loop and needle.

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